Christmas tree permits are free in 2021, and each permit allows up to three trees to be cut. Please display your permit on the dashboard of your vehicle when you go out to harvest the tree(s). Permits are good for all National Forests in Montana. Please observe the regulations and guidelines below; it is your responsibility to know where you can and cannot harvest National Forest Christmas trees. If you are unsure of the Forest boundary, maps showing ownership are available at the Supervisor's Office in Kalispell, or at the District Ranger Stations in Bigfork, Hungry Horse.
Hunting season reminders for northwest Montana
General big game hunting season starts Oct. 23
Kalispell — Montana’s general hunting season starts this week with a deer-only, two-day youth hunt followed by the five-week deer and elk rifle season.
The youth hunt for deer is limited to ages 10–15 and runs Oct. 21-22, 2021. The general deer and elk season runs Oct. 23 – Nov. 28, 2021.
Hunters must stop at any check station they encounter whether they harvested an animal or not.
Northwest Montana (Region 1) Reminders
Contact a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks regional office for more information. In northwest Montana, call (406) 752-5501.
As of July 26th, 2021 the Flathead area moved into Stage 2 Fire Restrictions
Strawberry Lake Trail
6 Miles, Moderate traffic, Best from May until October
Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Mountain biking, OHV/Off-road driving, Dog freindly, Forest, Lake, River, Views, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Blowdown, Rocky, Snow
Danny On National Recreation Trail
7.2 Miles, Heavy traffic, Best used from March until September
Hiking, Dog friendly, Forest, Views, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Snow
3.8 Miles, Moderate traffic, Best used from June until October
Dogs on leash, Kid friendly, Fishing, Hiking, Nature trips, Lake, River, Views, Wildlife
Birch Lake Trail
6.2 Miles, Moderate traffic, Best used from June until October
Dogs on leash, Hiking, Nature trips, Bird watching, Forest, Lake, Views, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Rocky, Snow
Lawrence Park Wetlands
1.2 Miles, Play ground for kids
Kid Friendly, Nature Trips, Walking
Cayuse Prairie Elementary
2.5 Miles, Moderate Traffic, Best from March until October
Dogs on leash, Kid friendly, Hiking, Nature trips, Walking, Bird watching, Forest, Views, Wildflowers
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Great Deals - Featured Items - STOREWIDE SALE
Some Exclusions Apply. No Rainchecks. Valid only on instore product. Cannot be combined with any other deals, offers or discounts. Snappy's reserved the right to make changes or correct any errors that occurred during publishing. Please see store for details.
Variable ice conditions across state, Anglers should practice safety
Ice fishing is a great winter activity that the entire family can enjoy. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds anglers that safety should be the number one concern during a day out on the ice.
Anglers should be familiar with the water body they plan to fish. The safest ice anglers are those who pay as much attention to the changing conditions of the ice as they do to the fishing conditions.
Store Wide Sale + Deep Discounts On Items Throughout The Store
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
At Least 10% - 25% Off Store Wide
Some Items Up To 50% Off
Some Exclusions Apply. Valid on in-stock product only. Not valid on State and Federal licenses or permits, Gift Cards, Consignment Items. Also not valid on Ice Fishing electronics, Ice Houses, Power Augers, Down Riggers, or trolling motors unless otherwise advertised. Snappy's has tried to find images and descriptions to match products as much as possible. Some color / style variations may exists. Please see store for details.
To be a survivor and not a statistic in a field emergency, you need a survival kit you can live with. As hunters are rightly concerned with the weight they carry afield, your first order of business must be to keep your survival kit light by limiting it to the essentials. Next, develop the habit of taking your survival pack with you every time you go into the field. Lastly, learn how to use your survival equipment properly. Remember, knowing how to use your equipment is as important as having it!
Here are some items that are recommended to have in your survival kit: