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Just chill: Your guide to ice fishing

Just chill: Your guide to ice fishing

If you want to see proof of the old adage that 10 percent of the anglers catch 90 percent of the fish, go ice fishing with an expert.

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Darby man sentenced to 14 days in jail in bear poaching case

Darby man sentenced to 14 days in jail in bear poaching case

HAMILTON — A Darby man will serve 14 days in jail for his part in what’s been called the largest bear poaching case in state history.

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Utah study: Jackrabbits bigger problem for cattle than bison

Utah study: Jackrabbits bigger problem for cattle than bison

Turns out rabbits may be bigger food competitors for southern Utah cattle than bison.

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Viral video shows Rapid City man releasing mountain lion

Viral video shows Rapid City man releasing mountain lion

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Dan Casey's wife thinks she knows why several hundred thousand people have watched the six-minute video showing her husband releasing a mountain lion from a trap in a wooded area west of Rapid City.

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Study of golden eagles in Bighorn Basin revealing details on apex predator

Study of golden eagles in Bighorn Basin revealing details on apex predator

Golden eagles living in Wyoming’s northern Bighorn Basin are so dependent on cottontail rabbits as a food source that bunny abundance is a big driver of eagle reproductive success.

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Wyoming outdoors: DU banquet helps fund wetland work

Wyoming outdoors: DU banquet helps fund wetland work

One of the foremost conservation organizations in North America is Ducks Unlimited.

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Gear junkie: New gear at Outdoor Retailer catches attention

Gear junkie: New gear at Outdoor Retailer catches attention

From “smart” flashlights to mega-size shoes, the Outdoor Retailer trade show, held last week in Utah, is a twice-annual look at the latest in gear. Here are a half-dozen items that caught my eye.

January 29, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Winter recreationists reminded of Fort Peck rules

With many winter recreational opportunities offered at Fort Peck Lake in the winter, Patricia Gilbert has some advise for visitors.

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Autopsy confirms man in Yellowstone died from hypothermia

Autopsy confirms man in Yellowstone died from hypothermia

An autopsy performed on a 52-year-old Belgrade man who was found dead along a Yellowstone National Park ski trail Saturday confirmed the cause of death was hypothermia.

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Big Sky Dummy Jump set for Feb. 21

Big Sky Dummy Jump set for Feb. 21

The 12th annual Dummy Jump is set for Feb. 21 at Big Sky Resort at 2:30 p.m. on the Ambush headwall. 

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Conservation groups acquire 2,800 acres next to WMA

The Mule Deer Foundation and conservation partners in Montana recently acquired more than 2,800 acres of land near Craig, protecting important habitat for wildlife and opening access for sportsmen and women.

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Comments sought on WMA grazing lease

Comments sought on WMA grazing lease

Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comment on a proposal to renew a cooperative grazing lease on 4,921 acres of the Beckman Wildlife Management Area and adjoining 2,695 acres of the Roe Ranch northeast of Denton.

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Lecture examines work, legacy of Murie brothers

Lecture examines work, legacy of Murie brothers

During careers spanning four decades, naturalists and brothers Olaus and Adolph Murie studied elk, coyotes, bears, wolves and other wildlife in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks as well as elsewhere in the American West.

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Winter film festival comes to Bozeman on Feb. 11

Winter film festival comes to Bozeman on Feb. 11

Now in its 10th year the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival, celebrating the human-powered winter experience, will be held on Feb. 11 at the Emerson in Bozeman.

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Pointing dog club to meet on Feb. 3

The Yellowstone Pointing Dog Club will hold its annual organization meeting on Tuesday at Tiny's Tavern, 4th Ave. and 24th St. at 7 p.m.

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FWP, supporters defend bill to increase license fees

FWP, supporters defend bill to increase license fees

Without passage of a bill that would increase hunting and fishing license fees, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks could face a 20 percent budget cut that could result in the closure of hatcheries, regional offices and the lay…

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Deal reached on controversial road encroachment

The encroachment of a landowner’s garage onto a Forest Service road blocking access to public land on the Big Sky-area route has finally been resolved.

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Committee gets shot at gun bills

Committee gets shot at gun bills

The Judiciary Committee took aim at a series of firearm bills during first readings in the Montana Legislature on Tuesday, including what seems to be an almost semi-annual submission dealing with gun suppressors.

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Muzzleloader group to shoot on Sunday

The muzzleloader group at the Billings Rod and Gun Club will hold its monthly shoot on Sunday at 9 a.m.

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Stillwater River topic of Tuesday fly fisher meeting

Chris Fleck, owner of Stillwater Anglers in Columbus, will talk about "Learning to Love the Stillwater" on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Magic City Fly Fishers meeting.

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Yellowstone fish to be tested at Billings lab for exposure to oil

Yellowstone fish to be tested at Billings lab for exposure to oil

Shovelnose sturgeon and emerald shiners that were netted by Fish, Wildlife and Parks personnel in the Yellowstone River downstream from a Jan. 17 oil spill will be tested at a Billings lab for exposure to petroleum chemicals.

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FWP seeks comments on fee rules

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment on two sets of rules related to fees charged at state fishing access sites and wildlife management areas for commercial and noncommercial uses.

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2015 fishing, hunting licenses on sale; applications available for deer, elk permits

Montana's new 2015 hunting and fishing year begins on March 1. Licenses are on sale — and applications for resident and nonresident deer and elk hunting permits are now available.

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Helena-area fishing report: Holter perch fishing is hot

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout continue to be caught from the Silos to Pond 4. Successful anglers are using black, green and orange ice flies or jigs tipped with maggots or worms. The yellow perch bite has slowed, but some fish are being caught …

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