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3 hunters cited after dozens shot into herd of elk

HELENA — Three hunters were cited and many more received verbal warnings after reports that dozens of hunters were firing into a herd of about 500 elk near Canyon Ferry Reservoir on the second day of the general big-game hunting season.

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Hunter in serious condition after bear attack

BUTTE — Montana wildlife officials say a hunter who was attacked by a grizzly bear over the weekend is hospitalized in serious condition but didn't suffer life-threatening injuries.

June 04, 2014 4:13 pmLoading…

Hunter attacked by bear in southwest Montana

BUTTE — A bear attacked a hunter in the Centennial Valley in extreme southwestern Montana Sunday, Beaverhead County Sheriff Jay Hansen said.

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Hunt 'em Up: Turkey Hunt

Hunt 'em Up: Turkey Hunt

Billings Outdoors editor Brett French bags a turkey on the first day of the Montana turkey season.

April 22, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Give nation fiscal certainty before Christmas

On the calendar, Congress and President Barack Obama still have three weeks till Christmas to reach agreement on 2013 tax and spending measures.

November 29, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Montana hunter recovering after being shot

KALISPELL — A Montana hunter says he's lucky to be alive after an attempt to sneak up on elk went awry when he tripped and fell, shooting himself in the abdomen and leg.

November 17, 2012 10:57 amLoading…

Hunting Safety Tips

For additional information on Hunter Safety and Education:

October 28, 2012 12:30 amLoading…
LEAD hunter and dog

LEAD hunter and dog

Hunter with dog and rifle in reeds

October 28, 2012 12:30 amLoading…
Hunter reports second grizzly sighting near Lander in a year

Hunter reports second grizzly sighting near Lander in a year

The second grizzly bear in two years has been spotted near Lander, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

June 08, 2012 7:00 pmLoading…

Overdue hunter found in Kalispell area

UPDATE -- 6:45 P.M.:

November 28, 2011 6:45 pmLoading…

Hunter fined $735 for accidentally killing grizzly

KALISPELL -- A man who accidentally shot and killed a grizzly bear while hunting black bear south of Libby reported the shooting to state wildlife officials and paid a $735 fine.

November 22, 2011 11:22 amLoading…

Bear attacks, bites hunters in Madison Range

ENNIS -- A sow bear with two cubs bit two hunters on Saturday afternoon in the North Fork of Bear Creek in the Madison Mountains southeast of Ennis.

November 14, 2011 1:16 pmLoading…

Great Falls hunter with broken leg rescued in Western Montana

HELENA - A 37-year-old Great Falls hunter with a broken leg has been rescued near Rogers Pass in western Montana.

November 13, 2011 10:26 amLoading…

Kalispell elk hunter kills charging grizzly bear

GREAT FALLS - Wildlife authorities say an elk hunter from Kalispell shot and killed a charging grizzly bear in the Badger-Two Medicine area on the Rocky Mountain Front.

November 10, 2011 8:18 pmLoading…

Gardiner-area trail reopens after bears claimed hunter's elk

The emergency closure for the Beattie Gulch area north of Gardiner was lifted on Tuesday.

November 01, 2011 12:15 pmLoading…

Grizzlies claim hunter's elk; trail near Gardiner closed

A hunter’s Wednesday afternoon elk kill quickly attracted grizzly bears foraging nearby northwest of Gardiner, prompting the hunter to retreat and the Forest Service to close the area.

October 27, 2011 1:18 pmLoading…

Miles City meeting to discuss bird habitat

Upland game bird hunters, landowners and the public are invited to a "Hunter's Night Out" at the Eagles in Miles City on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.

October 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Study tracks elk, hunter movements

LANDER, Wyo. — When walking through a forest decimated by mountain pine beetles, Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife biologist Tony Mong noticed how hard it was to maneuver around the dead, fallen trees. When his horse sometimes struggled over logs, he thought about trying to haul an …

October 08, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming outdoors: Warm weather alters autumn rhythms

On Saturday the temperature climbed to 93 degrees in Sheridan. Sunday was a little cooler at 87, but the average high for the date is 63 degrees. The overnight lows have been dipping into the mid to upper 40s, but again the average lows are in the mid 30s. Things are certainly warmer than normal.

October 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Hunter attacked by grizzly in Gallatiin Canyon suffers minor injuries

HELENA -- Wildlife officials say a bow hunter from Michigan was attacked by a grizzly bear in southwestern Montana, but suffered only minor injuries.

September 27, 2011 12:10 pmLoading…

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