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Official weight of North Dakota state-record goldeye reduced

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota wildlife leaders have reduced the official weight of a huge goldeye caught by a 9-year-old Velva boy this summer, but it is still the biggest fish of its type ever caught in the state and will be considered for a…

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Wyoming outdoors: Suffering cold weather pays off for Bighorn angler

The wind pummeled us as we inched our way down the Bighorn River. The temperature hovered around 40 degrees. The cold wind-driven rain was seeping beneath my jacket around my throat and cheeks. My hands had lost any semblance of warmth. Why a…

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Montana fishing report: Fall fishing offers plenty of opportunities

Shorter days and cooler nights mean fall fishing is fast approaching.

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Gear junkie: Sunglasses reveal world of greater contrast

Gear junkie: Sunglasses reveal world of greater contrast

Polarized sunglasses have long been a favorite choice for people who spend time outdoors, especially around water. Smith Optics recently debuted a different take on the polarized lens game.

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Red Lodge author Gary Ferguson talks about his journey through grief

Red Lodge author Gary Ferguson talks about his journey through grief

An adventurous backpacker and hiker, Gary Ferguson has made many tough treks into the wilds of North America. But none of them could prepare him for the challenging journey he made through grief following the death of his wife, Jane, after th…

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Whitewater Falls: Short hike offers a small taste of Front

Whitewater Falls: Short hike offers a small taste of Front

AUGUSTA – As appetizers go, Whitewater Falls makes a great introduction to the banquet of backcountry behind it.

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MSU profs leading bus tour of Yellowstone

Three professors from Montana State University will lead a one-day guided bus tour through Yellowstone National Park on Oct. 4.

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Tribal president issues statement that he won't comment

Tribal president issues statement that he won't comment

After declining to comment on Fort Belknap tribal officials’ detention of a Montana game warden for 5 ½ hours on Saturday, tribal president Mark Azure released a statement to the press on Tuesday.

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Yellowstone raptor-watching talk this Sunday

Yellowstone National Park ranger and raptor enthusiast Katy Duffy will talk about raptors, their ecology and their migration strategies in Hayden Valley this Sunday.

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Booklet offers tips on winterizing boats

Booklet offers tips on winterizing boats

Water expands in volume by about 9 percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight.

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Pheasant forecast strong in much of West

Pheasants Forever's fall hunting forecast shows population increases for most states.

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Red Lodge residents asked to quit feeding turkeys

Though Red Lodge city ordinances prohibit people from feeding wild animals, some residents continue to supply food for a flock of wild turkeys. The result is an unnatural, unhealthy concentration of turkeys in town.

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Volunteers needed to help build fence at Shoshone River access site

The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office is celebrating National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27 with a workday at the 7 Mountain Shoshone River Access site east of Cody, Wyo.

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Comment sought on Marias River WMA access agreement

Public comment is being sought on a settlement agreement that would provide public access to the Marias River Wildlife Management Area south of Shelby.

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Washington reports new wolf pack found

Washington reports new wolf pack found

SPOKANE, Wash. — Wildlife officials are reporting that a new wolf pack has been discovered in northeast Washington's Ferry County near Profanity Peak.

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Route to forest being carved south of Big Timber

Route to forest being carved south of Big Timber

BIG TIMBER — The sky was a brilliant blue. The first snow of the season was scattered across the hillside, patches of white splotched atop the golden grasses. To the northwest, the Crazy Mountains, coated in fresh snow, seemed to glow from wi…

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State game warden detained for 5 ½ hours by tribal officials outside Hays

A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden was detained by Fort Belknap tribal officers Saturday for 5½ hours and threatened with a citation for criminal trespass and the impoundment of his state vehicle before the heated incident was defused.

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Students get unique introduction to mountainous backyard

Students get unique introduction to mountainous backyard

This summer, the Absarokee superintendent of schools assigned some of his vacationing students an unusual summer project.

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Columbia fall chinook run starts strong

The curtain has opened on the last act in the Columbia River system's "Year of the Salmon."

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Top shot competition Sept. 20-21 in Billings

The second annual Billings Top Shot Competition will be held Sept. 20-21 at the Blue Creek Sport Shooting Complex.

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Wolf biologist to talk in Cody on Oct. 2

Wolf management over the past 30 years, from recovery under the Endangered Species Act to current day-to-day management of wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains, will be the topic of discussion on Oct. 2 at the next Draper Natural History Mu…

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New Yellowstone horse plan approved

A new long-term plan to manage commercially guided saddle and pack stock trips in Yellowstone National Park has been approved.

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Audubon Center plans events for September

Events planned this month at the Audubon Conservation Education Center include:

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Yellowstone seeks volunteers for public lands day

The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on Sept. 27 in conjunction with the celebration of National Public Lands Day.

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BLM needs volunteers for land projects

The Bureau of Land Management is sponsoring eight volunteer work projects in Montana as part of National Public Lands Day.

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