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BLM taking reservations for Sundance Lodge hunting

Beginning this fall the BLM will assume management of the shotgun reservation program at Sundance Lodge, a popular recreation area located on the Clarks Fork River south of Laurel.

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Region 5 bird forecast below average, other areas average

Region 5 bird forecast below average, other areas average

Here’s a rundown on the current status of Montana’s top upland game birds:

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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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Conservation groups vie to auction big game licenses

Conservation groups vie to auction big game licenses

Bidding wars on coveted big game hunting tags are common at conservation group gatherings, but on Thursday a couple of those groups were vying against each other to be the auctioneer of some of the popular Montana tags.

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Wyoming outdoors: Hunting seasons sneaking up in September

There are a little more than three weeks before September rolls in marking the beginning of several Wyoming hunting seasons — including archery seasons for deer, elk and antelope, as well as mountain grouse and mourning doves.

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Surplus licenses go on sale Monday

Hunters can buy over-the-counter antelope licenses and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope beginning Monday, but in some areas very few licenses are available so they’re expected to go fast.

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'Elk Fever' festival celebrates hunting

Harvest Church in the Heights will be hosting “Elk Fever” on Aug. 9 to celebrate the upcoming 2014 elk hunting season; to educate hunters; and to expose families and the community to fun elk hunting activities.

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Deadline for sandhill crane permits is Thursday

Hunters interested in obtaining a special permit to hunt sandhill cranes in Montana must apply by Thursday.

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Your shots

Your shots

A collection of photos from The Gazette's Your Shots section.

July 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Montana considers scaling back sage-grouse hunt

Montana considers scaling back sage-grouse hunt

HELENA — Montana wildlife officials have dropped their plans to cancel this year’s sage grouse hunting season, and they are instead proposing to severely limit where the game birds can be pursued because of their low numbers.

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Group forwards draft bill with fishing, hunting fee increases to legislative committee

Group forwards draft bill with fishing, hunting fee increases to legislative committee

An advisory group that has worked about eight months to develop a proposal to raise Montana hunting and fishing license fees struggled to form a unified front at its final meeting on Wednesday in Helena.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Almost time to sign up for game damage roster

Hunters interested in participating in this year’s game-damage hunts on private land, possible management seasons, or potential management removals of elk to reduce the risk of brucellosis transmission between elk and livestock can register online with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks beginni…

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Hunter shot and killed bear that mauled him

BUTTE — Montana wildlife officials say a hunter who was attacked by a grizzly bear over the weekend shot and killed the animal.

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Allowing some doe hunting is on commission agenda

Allowing some doe hunting is on commission agenda

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Opinion: Idaho F&G should leave landowner tags how they are

Like most hunters, I occasionally disagree with how Idaho Fish and Game manages big game, but I agree with F&G’s long-standing policies on allocating big game tags.

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Your Shots

Your Shots

A collection of our popular Your Shots photos for the first 5 months of 2014.

May 31, 2014 10:43 am Photos

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3 Montanans semi-finalists in Extreme Huntress contest

3 Montanans semi-finalists in Extreme Huntress contest

Three Montana women are among 20 semi-finalists vying for a top spot in the international Extreme Huntress competition.

May 29, 2014 1:15 pm Photos

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IDFG eyes discounts on second deer and elk tags

IDFG eyes discounts on second deer and elk tags

Idaho Fish and Game officials are exploring the idea of discounting the price of second deer and elk tags, perhaps as early as this summer.

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FWP meeting to focus on fee recommendations

FWP meeting to focus on fee recommendations

HELENA — Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks will hold a public meeting in Helena on Tuesday evening to discuss advisory council recommendations to raise or restructure several hunting and fishing license fees.

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Connor Polkowske

Connor Polkowske

Connor Polkowske was 12 when he shot this mule deer buck last fall. He and his father, Chris, followed the buck for two hours before getting a chance to sneak in closer for a shot while the buck was with two does in the bottom of a deep coulee. Connor made another one-shot kill as the buck w…

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