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8 Missouri, Madison recreation projects funded

8 Missouri, Madison recreation projects funded

Eight public recreation improvement projects on the Missouri and Madison rivers are being proposed next year by NorthWestern Energy and the Missouri-Madison River Fund.

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Yellowstone solicits saddle, pack trip contracts

Yellowstone solicits saddle, pack trip contracts

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — The National Park Service is soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided saddle and pack stock trips in Yellowstone National Park.

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Deciphering rock art sites provides window into olden times

Deciphering rock art sites provides window into olden times

The sunken VW-sized boulder stood alone on the prairie, plunked down by a retreating glacier thousands of years ago miles from its birthplace.

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Gear junkie: Button uses cellphone to provide alerts

Gear junkie: Button uses cellphone to provide alerts

The growing product category of “wearables” includes fitness-tracking bracelets, stick-on medical gauges, biometric watches, and things like Google Glass.

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Wyoming outdoors: Take the crass out of Christmas with special gifts

Wyoming outdoors: Take the crass out of Christmas with special gifts

In one week we will be celebrating Christmas in one fashion or another. At the moment, I am in a quandary trying to come up with gifts for family members. As per usual, I am beset with millionaire tastes and a 10 cent checkbook.

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Biathlon club to celebrate new range on Sunday

Biathlon club to celebrate new range on Sunday

The Bridger Biathlon Club will officially open its new biathlon range at Bohart Ranch on Sunday with a ceremony passing the torch from previous generations of biathletes to the next generation.

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Parks board rejects bear-proof requirements for Smith River floaters

Parks board rejects bear-proof requirements for Smith River floaters

Recommendations by Montana State Parks staff to put the onus on bear-proofing Smith River campgrounds on floaters was unanimously rejected by the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board at its Wednesday meeting.

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Copper John tying demonstration on Saturday

Local fly tyer Roger Bauer will be demonstrating how to make the Copper John beadhead nymph from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday at East Rosebud Fly and Tackle.

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Wyoming hunt applications available Wednesday

Beginning Wednesday, big game hunting application information for Wyoming residents and nonresidents will be on the Game and Fish website at wgfd.wyo.gov.

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App contains Yellowstone geyser eruption times

App contains Yellowstone geyser eruption times

A new app will help visitors to Yellowstone National Park find out when Old Faithful and five other predictable geysers may erupt.

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Washington arrests 3 men with 376 whitefish

Washington arrests 3 men with 376 whitefish

COULEE CITY, Wash. — Three men illegally using gillnets caught 376 whitefish and a trout from Banks Lake before being apprehended on Dec. 8 by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police.

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Pneumonia outbreak kills 10 bighorns in Gardiner area

Pneumonia outbreak kills 10 bighorns in Gardiner area

Ten bighorn sheep have died over the past two weeks following an outbreak of pneumonia in a herd that lives along the upper Yellowstone River near Gardiner.

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Buffalo rifle match set for Sunday

There will be a buffalo rifle gong match on Sunday at the Yellowstone Rifle Club, 7212 Molt Road.

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Beavers once parachuted into Idaho's backcountry

Beavers once parachuted into Idaho's backcountry

This is the story of a beaver named Geronimo and a simpler time of ingenuity when the rodents parachuted into Idaho’s backcountry.

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Get a workout in Bridger Creek

Get a workout in Bridger Creek

I’m always on the lookout for a new place to hike, camp, hunt and fish. So when a friend approached me recently to go hunting in the Bridger Creek area, I was all for it. It turns out this area is a whole lot more rustic than I imagined. But …

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Bridger Bowl Ski Area’s new lodge aimed at greener skiers, boarders

Bridger Bowl Ski Area’s new lodge aimed at greener skiers, boarders

Coming off its biggest season ever, Bridger Bowl Ski Area will unveil the newly built 2,400-square-foot Alpine Cabin at a public ceremony Saturday at 11 a.m.

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Relaxed rules draw in novice, young Utah hunters

Relaxed rules draw in novice, young Utah hunters

For some Utahns, taking hunter education is as much a family ritual as baptism, getting a driver license or graduating from high school.

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10 Christmas gift suggestions for outdoors folks

10 Christmas gift suggestions for outdoors folks

If you’re the spouse or child of an angler, a hunter or a hiker — but don’t actually participate in the outdoor arts yourself — gift buying can be a bit mind boggling.

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FWP website to be modified for mobile viewing

FWP website to be modified for mobile viewing

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' website will fit tablets and mobile phones next week.

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Yellowstone opens for winter travel on Monday

Yellowstone opens for winter travel on Monday

Limited snowfall has placed restrictions on where visitors can travel in Yellowstone National Park when it opens for motorized oversnow travel on Monday morning.

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Sleeping Giant Ski Area opens outside Cody, Wyo.

Sleeping Giant Ski Area opens outside Cody, Wyo.

Sleeping Giant Ski Area, located 49 miles west of Cody, Wyo., has opened for the season and this year is offering free skiing throughout the season to all fifth graders.

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Forest Service modifies campground stay limits

Forest Service modifies campground stay limits

The length of time visitors can occupy a single Forest Service campsite is being revised in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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Smith River bear-proofing on parks board agenda

Smith River bear-proofing on parks board agenda

Rules to require Smith River floaters to purchase or rent bear-proof coolers or portable electric fences are being recommended to the Montana State Parks and Recreation Board at its Wednesday meeting in Helena.

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Conrad-area game preserve proposed for repeal

The 1,464-acre McLean Game Preserve in Pondera County, established more than 40 years ago to provide upland game bird nesting habitat, is being proposed for repeal.

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Showdown Ski Area opens on Friday

Showdown Ski Area opens on Friday

Showdown Ski Area in the Little Belt Mountains will open on Friday at 9:30 a.m. and run its lifts through Sunday.

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