Reading goes Wild with new Montana library program
The Montana State Library and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are pleased to announce the Ready 2 Read Goes Wild! trunk program. This provides childcare providers, preschoolers, early elementary educators, parents and caregivers, and libraries an opportunity to share language, literacy, learning, and nature with some of Montana’s youngest citizens, children from ages 3 – 7 years old.
Deer, elk populations improving for hunters in northwest Montana
The outlook for deer and elk populations in northwest Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region One is improving. According to FWP Region One Wildlife Manager Jim Williams, the relatively mild winter of 2009/10 has resulted in good survival of young animals, which bodes well for this and future hunting seasons.
Busy days for grizzly bear biologists, wardens
Five grizzly bears have been captured in northwest Montana in the last week after the bears had ranged close to residences. With more people living in grizzly bear country, captures are part of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park’s response to a large number of bear reports over the past two weeks. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is continuing to trap for a grizzly bear getting into garbage around Columbia Falls north of the railroad tracks, and for a grizzly bear that has been killing chickens in the Ferndale/Foothills Road area.
Montana Grizzlies lose in thriller at Eastern Washington
Taiwan Jones ran for a career-best 221 yards and a touchdown in No. 18 Eastern Washington University''s 36-27 win over the University of Montana Grizzlies in front of a record crowd at red-carpeted Roos Field. The junior's 72-yard touchdown brought the Eagles back from an early 14-0 deficit, and his running keyed a late drive to a Mike Jarrett field goal, putting the Eagles up 30-27 with 4 seconds left.