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Take precautions if hiking during hunting seasons

Do you shy away from hiking trails in the beautiful season of autumn because the hunting seasons are underway?

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What is the Block Management Program?

Block Management is a cooperative effort between Fish, Wildlife and Parks, private landowners and public land management agencies to help landowners manage hunting activities and provide free public hunting access to private and isolated publ…

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Researchers tracking 25 collared moose in NE Washington

Researchers tracking 25 collared moose in NE Washington

James Goerz was so close he could hear her chewing as she browsed. It seemed impossible that he couldn’t put his eyes on the moose, the largest member of the deer family.

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BLM reminds hunters to be cautious

Warm, dry conditions are predicted to persist through the end of this month so hunters are reminded to check undercarriages for accumulated, flammable debris and to avoid parking over tall vegetation.

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Rainbow fishing remains hot at Helena-area lakes

Canyon Ferry: Rainbow trout are being caught throughout the reservoir trolling cowbells or flashers, tipped with worms, at approximately 20 feet. Shoreline anglers continue to catch fish using worms and/or marshmallows, PowerBait or beadhead …

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Bear activity prompts forest warning

Bear activity in the Tom Miner and Rock Creek drainages — located in the Paradise Valley and Gardiner Basin — has prompted the Custer Gallatin National Forest to remind visitors about being bear aware.

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Some state lands enrolled in Block Management

In some cases, legally-accessible tracts of state lands are enrolled in a Block Management Area where rules and restrictions may be imposed.

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Feature video: Man plinks the National Anthem

Feature video: Man plinks the National Anthem

Here is an interesting new product to help you hone your hunting and musical skills.

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Projects improve Kootenai River fishing

Projects improve Kootenai River fishing

A new public access on the Kootenai River at the Montana-Idaho border opens the door for anglers to sample recent trout fishery improvements.

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Grizzly bear group meets on Oct. 29 in Bozeman

Updates on grizzly bear populations and conflicts will be two of the items on the agenda during the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee's fall meeting in Bozeman.

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New easement program would allow Yellowstone River to roam

New easement program would allow Yellowstone River to roam

A new program to give the Yellowstone River room to roam during high water was strongly endorsed by the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday during its meeting in Bozeman.

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Fisheries crew collects data on prairie waters

Fisheries crew collects data on prairie waters

MILES CITY — BLM Miles City fisheries specialists and technicians probed, measured and netted their way through a variety of prairie streams to gather data on the aquatic systems this summer.

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New York’s grand canyon worth a visit

New York’s grand canyon worth a visit

The dense forest’s fall colors whooshed by in a warm golden blur as we cruised the narrow winding road with the red convertible’s top down.

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Waterfowl hunters reminded to be respectful

Waterfowl hunters looking for ducks and geese are reminded to be aware of waterfront homes.

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Ultra-runner winning after nearly dying

Ultra-runner winning after nearly dying

Reno runner Emily Richards-Chisholm reached a lifetime achievement in August, finishing in the top 10 in her first running of the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc, the 104-mile race through France, Italy and Switzerland.

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Volunteers improve access site outside Cody

Volunteers improve access site outside Cody

Thanks to local volunteers, the Seven Mountain Shoshone River Access area just east of Cody, Wyo., was improved during a special three-day celebration of National Public Lands Day.

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Antelope harvest up at 2 check stations

More hunters stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in southcentral Montana than during last year’s opening weekend of the antelope season. The harvest was slightly better than last year, but remained lower than the long-t…

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Mounted archery catches on in Oregon

Mounted archery catches on in Oregon

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Roberta Beene straddles her black steed Tempo with an arrow in one hand and a bow in the other, ready to get in touch with her inner Hun.

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Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

CODY, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials had to lend a helping hand to a mule deer that got a tomato cage stuck on its antlers this week.

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6 grizzly bear deaths expected in Wyoming elk hunting

6 grizzly bear deaths expected in Wyoming elk hunting

JACKSON, Wyo. — Federal wildlife managers expect six more grizzly bears will be killed during the next nine years as an unintended consequence of elk hunting in Grand Teton National Park and the adjacent National Elk Refuge.

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Successful aspen regeneration project may be trimmed

Successful aspen regeneration project may be trimmed

RED LODGE — After 24 years and an investment of almost $460,000, a unique Montana cooperative project that has regenerated aspen stands along the Beartooth Face may be finished despite definitive success.

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Gear junkie: Trail Butter provides slow-burning fuel

Gear junkie: Trail Butter provides slow-burning fuel

Brothers Brad and Jeff Boggess founded a company to create a new kind of energy food. Bogg’s Trail Foods is based in Portland, Ore., and its Trail Butter line gives on-the-go sustenance that you squeeze from a pouch.

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Wyoming outdoors: Fall's outdoor conundrum: to fish or hunt

Wyoming outdoors: Fall's outdoor conundrum: to fish or hunt

October is a tough month for many of us because it presents so many outdoor opportunities. Wyoming outdoorspeople can hunt for upland birds — such as sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge, chukar partridge — or go after turkeys, ducks, ge…

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Smith River floaters may have to bear-proof camps

Smith River floaters may have to bear-proof camps

Future Smith River floaters may have to add a portable electric fence or bear-proof coolers to their list of gear after the state parks board on Wednesday approved a new food storage rule for the popular permitted river.

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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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