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Female mountain lion awaiting DNA sampling by FWP Researchers Bitterroot Study Reports Lion Numbers Higher than Expected The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation, along with other partners, helped fund a very important 2013 study of mountain lions in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. This important study provided FWP managers with much needed population data which was developed using newly refined DNA-based [...]
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Mark your calendars! Grizzly Bear Rendezvous 2014 Friday, July 11, 2014 5:30 to 9 p.m. Bigfork, Montana. Our hosts will be Jack and Suzi Hanna! For more details about the Grizzly Bear Rendezvous and all projects of the Montana FWP Foundation, log onto our FACEBOOK at http://www.facebook.com/MontanaFishWildlifeAndParksFoundation and website at www.mfwpfoundation.org.
Jack and Suzi Hanna at their Bigfork, Montana Farm Please plan on joining our hosts, Jack and Suzi Hanna, and the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation for our 2013 “Grizzly Bear Rendezvous.” The 2012 Grizzly Bear Rendezvous was such a success that Jack and Suzi have invited us back for another very special evening [...]
Last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar expressed support for removing Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) from the Endangered Species List. This came in response to a letter from Wyoming Governor Matt Mead to Salazar in May asking that the grizzlies be delisted given that grizzly bears have killed four people in [...]
Jack and Suzi Hanna greet guests at the 2012 Grizzly Bear Rendezvous Jack and Suzi Hanna’s ”farm” was the perfect location for the 2012 Grizzly Bear Rendezvous held near Bigfork, MT, on Friday, July 13, 2012. The location of the event delighted the guests and added to the overall enthusiasm which characterized the event. [...]
August was a perfect time for the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation’s Grizzly Bear Rendezvous which was held at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana. We checked the Farmers’ Almanac to find the best day of the summer for the event and it all panned out perfectly. Jack Hanna was our emcee for [...]
Jack Hanna Jack Hanna, television personality and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has been appointed as an honorary director of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation. Jack’s media appearances have made him one of the most notable animal experts in the United States. Hanna is well-known throughout Montana where he and his wife, Suzi, have a [...]
Spence and his wife, Lil, at Spence’s Retirement Celebration Spencer “Spence” Hegstad, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation’s Executive Director retired on December 31, 2011. Spence served the Foundation as it’s Executive Director since the Foundation was created in 1999 with the mission of raising private funds for projects beyond the scope of where Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department can spend [...]