Tribal Members and Descendants, Fishermen, Hunters, Visitors and Recreation enthusiasts, Okii (Hello), welcome to the Blackfeet Nation; I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for supporting our Fish and Wildlife Department. Please have a safe and enjoyable time while visiting and utilizing our beautiful homelands.
Sincerely Dona Rutherford, Director - Blackfeet Fish & Wildlife Department
|Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife
Online Licensing - When purchasing online license the 2016 Season is still in effect until March 31, 2017.
April 1, 2017 is the start of the 2017 season. Thank you.
Reminder - All 2016 hunters need to complete a harvest report before the 2017 hunting season. If you have any questions you can call the BFWD office (406) 338-7207. Thank you.
NEWS RELEASE: March 13, 2017
Blackfeet Reservation waters will be open to both motorized and non-motorized use again this summer with increased precautions. The Reservation closed their waters to all boating last November after state inspectors found invasive larvae in water samples from Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs.
The Blackfeet Tribe created Ordinance 113 in 2015 which allowed for the protection of waters within the Reservation from Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). This Ordinance and the Tribe's willingness to create a Blackfeet Nation Aquatic Invasive Species Strategy provided Tribe an opportunity to become one of the leading agency's within the State of Montana to prevent, monitor and manage AIS.
The Inspection Stations will be located in the usual locations; including Highway 2 West of Browning near the Round About is open seven(7) days a week 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Highway 2 East just west of Cut Bank, Chewing Blackbones Campgroung (once camping season begins) and we have requested additional monies to open a fourth Inspection Station South on Highway 89 near Birch Creek. We will be posting the scheduled hours on our website at www.blackfeetfishandwildlife.com
The Blackfeet Reservation will continue to monitor the threat assessment activities throughout the spring and summer, including testing of lake samples.