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Dawson Howe

Dawson Howe

Dawson Howe, 13, of Shepherd, shot this mule deer buck on opening day while hunting near Baker with his father and grandfather.To share your outdoor photo with Gazette readers, send a copy in an email to french@billingsgazette.com and include your name, phone number, when the photo was taken…

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FWP group develops hunter-ethics campaign

BOZEMAN — With hopes of reducing hunting conflicts by encouraging better behavior, a citizen’s group has taken the first steps toward developing an educational and media campaign to encourage Montana hunters to use good ethics.

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Wyoming outdoors: Dog warms up to role as retriever

Wyoming outdoors: Dog warms up to role as retriever

The last time I mentioned my black Labrador, Trouble, he was in the doghouse for not retrieving a Canada goose and shying away from retrieving a crippled mallard. I knew that most of the problem was that I haven’t trained Trouble very well, so that exonerated him somewhat. I decided to give…

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Gun dog

Gun dog

The Rev. Jim Heiser of Sheridan, Wyo., poses with Trouble after a successful day of hunting.

January 22, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Townsend outfitter and houndsmen facing multiple charges; four lions allegedly taken illegally

HELENA — A Townsend outfitter who pleaded guilty in 2005 to illegal outfitting on a national forest now faces an 18-count indictment related to four mountain lions taken in Broadwater County in 2012, and a charge from 2014 for allegedly outfitting outside of his operation plan in Wheatland County.

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Bills on crossbows, senior elk hunting and access funding will be heard Thursday

Bills on crossbows, senior elk hunting and access funding will be heard Thursday

HELENA — Bills that would legalize crossbows during archery season, allow hunters 62 or older to harvest antlerless elk and shift license revenue to access will receive their first hearings Thursday at the Capitol.

January 15, 2015 1:59 pm Photos

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Bills would require hunters to forfeit licenses for some offenses

Bills would require hunters to forfeit licenses for some offenses

HELENA — A pair of bills that would ramp up penalties for a variety of hunting offenses by imposing two-year licensing bans will make their first appearances in legislative committees on Tuesday.

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Hunting, fishing bill drafts flood Legislature

Hunting, fishing bill drafts flood Legislature

If the 112 bills awaiting possible drafting are any indication, it looks like the 64th Montana Legislature will once again focus its crosshairs on fishing, hunting and conservation issues.

January 04, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Young Stormy

Young Stormy

In this 2007 photo Stormy proves she’s not afraid to fetch geese.

January 01, 2015 12:00 amLoading…
Dog troubles

Dog troubles

Father Jim Heiser holds a pheasant retrieved by Bob Krumm’s black Labrador retriever, Trouble.

January 01, 2015 12:00 amLoading…
The allure of a big-running bird dog

The allure of a big-running bird dog

In November, my friend Walt called asking for advice on getting a bird dog.

December 27, 2014 5:00 amLoading…
A hunter's dilemma: What shot is too far?

A hunter's dilemma: What shot is too far?

One factor I’ve seen recently that has the potential to spark heated discussion among hunters is unnecessary long-range shooting.

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More than 250 elk killed at elk refuge

More than 250 elk killed at elk refuge

CASPER, Wyo. — Hunters have killed nearly 270 elk on the National Elk Refuge this season, the most in any other year since 2003.

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Ted Barlow

Ted Barlow

Ted Barlow, 12, of Livingston bagged his first deer while hunting with his father, Mike Barlow, south of Livingston on Nov. 2.To share your outdoor photo with Gazette readers, send a copy in an email to french@billingsgazette.com and include your name, phone number, when the photo was taken,…

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Wyoming hunt applications available Wednesday

Beginning Wednesday, big game hunting application information for Wyoming residents and nonresidents will be on the Game and Fish website at wgfd.wyo.gov.

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Hunting mentors

Hunting mentors

Utah launched a hunter mentor program this season and early numbers show the program has been a modest success.

December 13, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Relaxed rules draw in novice, young Utah hunters

Relaxed rules draw in novice, young Utah hunters

For some Utahns, taking hunter education is as much a family ritual as baptism, getting a driver license or graduating from high school.

December 13, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Pay to hunt

Pay to hunt

Jason Gray said buying a Weyerhaeuser permit to hunt on the company's Washington property turned out to be worth it because he bagged a 4x5 bull elk.

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Weyerhaeuser fee drives some hunters away

Weyerhaeuser fee drives some hunters away

Jason Gray wasn’t happy that he had to pay $150 for a Weyerhaeuser Co. access permit to go elk hunting in Washington recently.

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Joleen Mallary

Joleen Mallary

Joleen Mallary, 12, shot her first deer with one shot from her 7mm-08 rifle on Nov. 1 while hunting with her grandparents, Rich and Terri Schneider.

November 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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