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Steelhead anglers reminded to carefully release wild fish

If there’s a consensus about anything in Northwest fishing circles, it’s that steelhead and salmon deserve the highest respect. Their migrations up and down natal streams and survival in the predator-infested nightmare of the ocean set them a…

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World champion Idaho cyclists hosts a scenic ride from her hometown.

World champion Idaho cyclists hosts a scenic ride from her hometown.

Professional cyclist Rebecca Rusch wanted to introduce people to her adopted hometown and her training grounds around Sun Valley, so she invited some fellow cyclists.

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Most upland bird seasons open Sept. 1

Most upland bird seasons open Sept. 1

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Waterfowl regs top FW Commission's conference call

Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Tuesday via telephone conference call to adopt the upcoming seasons’ waterfowl hunting regulations.

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Great Old Broads hike with a purpose

Great Old Broads hike with a purpose

It was a little jarring at first when the group of tanned, dusty, “women of a certain age” cheerfully referred to themselves as “broads” as they gathered at the Lava Lake Trailhead on Friday.

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Star Peak: Lookout sits atop proposed wilderness

Star Peak: Lookout sits atop proposed wilderness

HERON – A wannabe wilderness in Montana’s northwest corner has plenty of real wild country for those wishing a remote experience.

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Montana fishing report: Walleye fishing picking up at Cooney Reservoir

At many of the area’s reservoirs, fishing is sluggish thanks to the prolonged heat spell we’ve experienced.

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Gear junkie: Pucks offer survival gear in small package

Gear junkie: Pucks offer survival gear in small package

Screw-top aluminum pucks packed with items that “could conceivably save your life” — that’s the premise of Survival Pucks.

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Wyoming outdoors: Tips help increase odds of landing trout

Wyoming outdoors: Tips help increase odds of landing trout

Fly anglers can be a mercurial group. For instance, when they hook into a big trout they are all excited and quite happy. However, if they lose the fish they can turn sour quickly. When an angler loses several fish without landing one, his o…

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Gunsight Pass: Cross Continental Divide on Glacier trail

Gunsight Pass: Cross Continental Divide on Glacier trail

If you want to cross the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and are looking for more adventure than walking past the sign atop Going-to-the-Sun Road, take the trail over Gunsight Pass instead.

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Free shooting event offered for Glasgow-area youngsters

Free shooting event offered for Glasgow-area youngsters

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Yellowstone County hunter ed courses scheduled

Seven hunter education classes and a field day for adult online students are set for September in Yellowstone County.

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Elk hunters asked to assist with brucellosis surveillance

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct brucellosis surveillance in the Bighorn Mountains by collecting blood samples from hunter harvested elk this fall.

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Wyoming access program opens private lands to public

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s public access program, commonly known as the Private Lands Public Wildlife program, is a win-win for both hunters and landowners.

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Pronghorn, deer numbers down but elk doing well in NW Wyoming

Pronghorn, deer numbers down but elk doing well in NW Wyoming

Antelope and deer numbers are down in northwestern Wyoming while elk numbers are thriving, according to the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish.

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Popular Bozeman trail to be temporarily closed

Popular Bozeman trail to be temporarily closed

The popular Bozeman Creek/Sourdough Canyon Trail will be closed temporarily to all users from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Thursday.

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Information sought in mule deer poaching

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are offering a reward for information about a mule deer buck that was illegally killed south of Columbus over the weekend.

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Crescent Lake: Good fishing, goats found in Pioneers

Crescent Lake: Good fishing, goats found in Pioneers

MELROSE — Mountain goats, three crystal-clear lakes filled with trout, and a short side trip to see historic charcoal kilns are waiting for those willing to navigate a narrow mountain road into southwest Montana’s Pioneer Mountains.

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FWP seeks to poison brook trout in Yellowstone tributary

FWP seeks to poison brook trout in Yellowstone tributary

Concerned that 10 years of work to remove brook trout from Soda Butte Creek has been ineffective, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are considering poisoning about 12 miles of the stream just outside Yellowstone National Park to kill…

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Camp-Mak-A-Dream tourney winners announced

Camp-Mak-A-Dream tourney winners announced

The Zeadow Clan from Townsend was the top team out of a field of 36 at the 2014 Camp-Mak-A-Dream walleye benefit at Canyon Ferry Reservoir on Aug. 2.

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Bonanza Lakes: Finding trail challenges patience

Bonanza Lakes: Finding trail challenges patience

SUPERIOR – It’s humbling how many times you can miss the trail on a 2.5-mile hike.

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Making fences friendly to wildlife

Making fences friendly to wildlife

Fences are not natural to wildlife.

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Cowboy action shoot planned for Saturday

Cowboy action shoot planned for Saturday

The Montana Territory Peacemakers will be holding their monthly match at the Billings Rod and Gun Club on Saturday.

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Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail: Walk through divide for Glacier views

Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail: Walk through divide for Glacier views

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Legend has it, park rangers opened the doors of the Ptarmigan Tunnel one spring to be greeted by a hungry – read, grumpy – grizzly bear. Seems the bruin had denned in the tunnel, not realizing there would be no escape …

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GPS cache sites established along Missouri River

GPS cache sites established along Missouri River

The Upper Missouri River EarthCache Trail will formally open on Aug. 23 at 8:30 a.m. with a free 5-mile canoe trip to find cache sites.

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