Emily Grace Agar, 12, shot a 3x3 mule deer buck during the special youth hunt on Oct. 17 while hunting near Molt next to her family’s ranch. She also shot a 14-inch antelope the week before. Emily is the daughter of Mark and Laura Agar.To share your outdoor photo with Gazette readers, send a…
Legally blind Sheridan, Wyo., hunter Mike Fiedor shot this Hunt Area 12 bighorn ram Sept. 1 through a special permitting program offered by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Hunters stopping at Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in southeastern Montana consistently reported an increase in the number of antelope, deer and elk observed during their hunt compared to last year.
In southwestern Montana’s Region 3, the general deer and elk season got off to a slow start with warm conditions on Saturday that turned colder on Sunday with freezing rain and snow at higher elevations.
Hunters hit the Rocky Mountain Front for the opening weekend of Montana’s general big game season and took home fewer elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer this year compared to the past four years.
The big-game rifle season opened across Montana on Saturday amid unseasonably mild temperatures that limited hunter success.
BUTTE — Police say the 56-year-old recovering from a hunting accident over the weekend was accidentally shot by a 13-year-old boy.
It’s been a slow few days for Wildlife Research Specialist Jay Watson, who has been manning the Riverside Park hunter check station on opening weekend of deer and elk season.
Jay Watson of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks division asks an empty-handed hunter if he saw any deer or antelope Sunday at a check station in Riverside Park in Laurel.
Jeff Dionne Jr., 25, holds the antlers that fell off the mule deer he killed Sunday morning at a check station at Riverside Park in Laurel.
Jeff Dionne Jr., 25, holds up a pair of mule deer antlers that fell off the buck he shot Sunday at a check station in Riverside Park in Laurel.
Jeff Dionne, left, watches as Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division worker Jay Watson, right, places a jaw spreader in the mouth of a mule deer that Dionne’s son, Jeff Jr., shot to determine the animal’s age Sunday at a check station in Riverside Park in Laurel.
HELENA — Some hunters in Blackfoot Valley are getting free cans of bear spray.
Holli McElvain, 13, shot her first antelope on Oct. 19 while hunting with her father, Mike, and Kevin Harper, pictured.
Montana's hunting economy produces an estimated $288 million in revenue, much of it going to smaller communities.
Imagine that every week for five weeks the entire population of Bozeman left home and spread out across Montana’s mountains and prairies to go hunting.
BUTTE — A big hunt can turn into a big waste — if the harvested animal isn’t handled correctly.
MISSOULA — Sometimes, no news is good news at the start of hunting season.
You are hardwired to hunt.
Hunting is one way that Montanans and others reconnect with an ancient tradition while exploring the state's wildlands.