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Sawtooth Lake: Spectacular views, family-friendly hiking

Sawtooth Lake: Spectacular views, family-friendly hiking

DILLON — The abundance of high mountain lakes in southwestern Montana presents innumerable great opportunities to get into the wild.

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Protected habitat, beauty makes Yellowstone perfect for fishing

Protected habitat, beauty makes Yellowstone perfect for fishing

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Mike Cox has a superstition about fishing.

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Triple Divide: Centerpiece jewel in the Crown

Triple Divide: Centerpiece jewel in the Crown

ST. MARY — Glacier National Park’s Triple Divide area holds the centerpiece jewel in the Crown of the Continent. What it lacks in tourist atte…

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State FWP bans campfires in Yellowstone, Carbon counties

In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, three state parks (Cooney, Pictograph Cave and Yell…

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The Gear Junkie: Pushing the limits with the 'Tough Mudder' experience

The Gear Junkie: Pushing the limits with the 'Tough Mudder' experience

Heavy metal music blasted toward the parking lot. Hundreds of racers lined up, bib numbers scrawled in black marker on their foreheads and arms.

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Comments being accepted on snowmobile grants

Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on recommended funding levels for 2014/2015 Montana Snowmobile Program grant applications.

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Talk set for Friday on stories of Crow people

Crow historian Elias Goes Ahead will present Crow Stories and Traditions from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday at Chief Plenty Coups State Park.

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Outdoors just for kids: Odds are tough for young birds to take wing

Outdoors just for kids: Odds are tough for young birds to take wing

Picture a bird on a nest. By now most birds have hatched their young, yet depending on the species, those young are not adults, cannot keep th…

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Montana fishing report: Time to tie on a grasshopper

We are headed straight for grasshopper season.

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Car outings offer opportunity to haul lots of gear

Car outings offer opportunity to haul lots of gear

Car camping is a great way to take all of those extra comforts along with you into the woods — like a big, thick mattress, two-burner cookstov…

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Buffalo Lakes: Mountain wetland flush with wildlife

Buffalo Lakes: Mountain wetland flush with wildlife

EAST GLACIER — If you hike to Buffalo Lakes and beyond in the Badger-Two Medicine area, you’ll probably spend as much time staring across the …

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Pooch has a nose for poachers

Pooch has a nose for poachers

Photo courtesy of Jim Stirling

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Wolf trapping class set for Aug. 16

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a wolf trapping certification class at its regional headquarters in Bozeman on Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon.

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Flint knapping on tap for Junior Rangers

Montana State Parks will host Junior Ranger Day and flint knapping demonstrations at Pictograph Cave State Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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St. Mary Peak: Sweeping views atop Bitterroot mountain

St. Mary Peak: Sweeping views atop Bitterroot mountain

STEVENSVILLE — St. Mary or St. Mary’s?

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Glacier, Yellowstone voted in top 3 of nation’s national parks

Glacier, Yellowstone voted in top 3 of nation’s national parks

Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks were voted in the top three of all national parks in the country in a new USA Today poll.

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Elk hoof rot not linked to herbicides, experts claim

Elk hoof rot not linked to herbicides, experts claim

During a tour of Weyerhaeuser land, elk researcher John Cook said herbicides aren’t eliminating forage for elk.

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Sailors test skills, nerves on Nevada sands

Sailors test skills, nerves on Nevada sands

AUSTIN, Nev. — Sven Kraja has seen a lot from the pilot’s seat of a land yacht.

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The ‘indescribable’ fun of digging dinosaurs in Utah

San Juan County, Utah — Jeanette Bonnell likes to play in the dirt. The 62-year-old retired human resources specialist is also pretty handy wi…

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Sage grouse feathers help track bird movements

Sage grouse feathers help track bird movements

A team of biologists is collecting feathers from more than 7,000 leks spread across 11 western states and two Canadian provinces to gather gen…

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