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FWP proposes re-establishing sharp-tailed grouse populations

 

April 11, 2019

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

A sharp-tailed grouse during mating season.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing to re-establish self-sustainable sharp-tailed grouse populations west of the Continental Divide.

 FWP would achieve this objective through reintroductions of sharp-tailed grouse in core areas with the most suitable habitat including the Blackfoot Valley, the northern Bitterroot Valley and the Drummond Area. 

 FWP would capture a total of 75-180 grouse each year for five years across Regions 4, 5, 6 and 7. Capture locations would be dispersed in a way that would minimize impact to source populations. 

 The Western Montana Sharp-tailed Grou...



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