Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. FWP no longer accepts, holds or rehabilitates ungulates like deer, moose and elk because the animals often die from the stress of captivity, and because of concerns with the spread of disease.
There are many cases in which good intentions lead to dire consequences. One spring in Miles City, a person saw a fledgling bald eagle hopping around on the ground, which is normal behavior as they learn to fly. Thinking the bird was injured, the person threw a blanket over it and brought it to the FWP office. The eagle escaped and flew in the opposite direction of the nest, and it’s not known if it returned.
In a more high-profile case in Yellowstone National Park two years ago, a bison calf was picked up and transported by tourists who believed it had been abandoned. The calf ultimately had to be euthanized because it couldn’t be reunited with the herd and continued to approach people and vehicles.
There are lots of people who would like to fish the Flathead but don’t know how or where- beginners, newcomers, single parents. This will be everything you wanted to know about fishing the Flathead but didn’t know who to ask.
Go Fish Open House sponsored by Flathead Wildlife, Inc. and Snappy's.
Saturday, April 14 from 1-4 PM in Snappy's Courtyard.
Go Fish Open House aimed at providing basic fishing information to beginning anglers, single parents and newcomers to the Flathead. The Open House will feature anglers from the Western Montana and Echo Lake Bassmasters, Flathead Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited, Flathead Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Flathead Wildlife, Inc to answer basic questions on tackle, techniques and locations to fish for bass, pike, perch, kokanee and trout in streams and lakes in the Flathead and best places to take kids fishing.
There will be casting instruction for spinning, bait-casting and fly fishing. Meet informally one-on-one with local experts to pick up information to make you more successful fishing and to learn about fishing clubs in the area. The public is invited and welcome. More information? Call Jim Vashro at (406)270-9914.
Free Fishing Seminars