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Haystack Mountain: Nondescript summit rewards with views

Haystack Mountain: Nondescript summit rewards with views

BUTTE — Although the 2.5-mile hike to the top of Haystack Mountain, northeast of Butte, is a little on the strenuous side, the reward at the summit is well worth the effort.

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Forest lakes to be stocked by helicopter

About 57,000 trout are scheduled to be stocked by helicopter in lakes in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest, including the Cloud Peak Wilderness, on Aug. 5.

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Water safety course offered in Miles City

After responding to a record number of water-related emergencies this year, Miles City Fire Rescue is sponsoring a Community Water Safety Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Natural Oasis.

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Free youth shooting day offered on Saturday

Local youngsters will have the opportunity to shoot rifles, shotguns, black powder, pistols and bows as well as participate in climbing a rock wall and retriever demonstrations during Saturday's third annual Big Sky Youth Event at Blue Creek …

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'Elk Fever' festival celebrates hunting

Harvest Church in the Heights will be hosting “Elk Fever” on Aug. 9 to celebrate the upcoming 2014 elk hunting season; to educate hunters; and to expose families and the community to fun elk hunting activities.

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Junior Park Ranger Day to be held at Lake Elmo

Montana State Parks will host Junior Park Ranger Day at Lake Elmo State Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Historian to recount favorite Indian stories

Historian Hal Stearns will recount some of his favorite Indian stories during a free program on Friday at 7 p.m. at Chief Plenty Coups State Park.

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Free concert Friday night at Cooney State Park

Free concert Friday night at Cooney State Park

The Jaded Ladies will play a free concert at Cooney State Park on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Montana State Parks.

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Hearings set on new wolf stamp

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold hearings on Aug. 14 at several locations on proposed new rules to establish a voluntary wolf management stamp for anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf management program.

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Public access group meets Aug. 4-5 in Helena

The Private Land/Public Wildlife Council will meet Aug. 4-5 in Helena at the Jorgenson’s Inn & Suites to discuss issues related to hunting access on private and public lands and to finalize draft recommendations to offer for public comment.

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Laser sailboat race Aug. 15-17 at Fort Peck

The first Can-Am Fort Peck Lake Laser Regatta will be held Aug. 15-17 based at the Fort Peck Lake Marina.

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Helena to hold 3-day mountain bike festival

Bike Helena will hold its inaugural Bike Helena Shuttle Fest Aug. 15-17.

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Women's hunter ed program offered

The 8th annual Women's Hunter Education Program, being held Aug. 15-16 at the Boone and Crockett Club's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch west of Dupuyer, is taking applications from participants.

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Archery fun shoot scheduled for Sunday

The Yellowstone Bowmen will hold an archery fun shoot on Sunday at their range west of Laurel.

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Deadline for sandhill crane permits is Thursday

Hunters interested in obtaining a special permit to hunt sandhill cranes in Montana must apply by Thursday.

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Portion of Big Hole River to be temporarily closed

The Silver Bridge construction project on the Big Hole River will necessitate a river closure this week.

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Wyoming outdoors: Students with disabilities try hand at bass pond

Wyoming outdoors: Students with disabilities try hand at bass pond

The happy sounds I heard Friday came from a group of teens who had gone on a fishing trip to a bass pond near Dayton. “I got one,” a student shouted.

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Volcano Reef: Blackleaf Creek opens Front door

Volcano Reef: Blackleaf Creek opens Front door

BYNUM — The Rocky Mountain Front has a few front doors, and they’re doozies.

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Elk could recover from chronic wasting disease, study shows

Elk could recover from chronic wasting disease, study shows

Elk may ultimately not be as susceptible to chronic wasting disease as researchers previously thought, according to a decadelong study published recently.

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Meeting set on fisheries projects for Soda Butte Creek

State and federal agencies along with the Beartooth Alliance have set a meeting for July 31 to discuss fisheries management projects on Soda Butte Creek near the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

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'Tin Man' treks Sierras on titanium knees

'Tin Man' treks Sierras on titanium knees

Shortly before a hike in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Peter Tremayne called to change plans.

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Mountain bikers go with the flow

Mountain bikers go with the flow

Mountain biking started on hiking trails, then trails were later built with bikes in mind. The latest evolution in bike trails is commonly known as a “flow” trail, which enhances the riders’ experience as much as getting them from Point A to …

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Jewel Basin Hiking Area: Drive the climb to high mountain lakes

Jewel Basin Hiking Area: Drive the climb to high mountain lakes

BIGFORK — The “high” part of high mountain lakes can discourage some hikers, so that’s where the Jewel Basin comes in handy.

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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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