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Madison River FAS to be closed for bridge repair

The Eight Mile Ford fishing access site on the Madison River near Ennis will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday.

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Brucellosis found in elk near Madison River

An animal disease surveillance program has found elk that have been exposed to brucellosis in an area of southwest Montana where infections previously had not been documented.

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Yellowstone bison

Yellowstone bison

Yellowstone bison forage for grass in the snow near an icy Madison River in Montana.

March 07, 2014 6:58 pmLoading…

Cooler weather eases fishing restrictions

The Big Hole River from Melrose Bridge to Notch Bottom fishing access site will reopen to fishing on Friday. This section of river was closed on Aug. 20 because of low flows and in accordance with the Big Hole Drought Management Plan.

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Warmer weather prompts fishing restrictions

HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is limiting fishing hours on several rivers due to lower flows and warmer temperatures.

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Ups and Downs:

 Disaster aid. As requested by Gov. Steve Bullock, the White House approved a disaster declaration for Montana counties and reservations that suffered damages to roads and other structures in spring flooding. The counties included are Blaine, Chouteau, Custer, Dawson, Fergus, Garfield, Gold…

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River otter attacks woman

River otter attacks woman

The attack of a woman by an otter along the Madison River west of West Yellowstone on Tuesday night has prompted the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to issue a warning.

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FWP seeks more comments on recommendations for blue-ribbon trout stream's use

FWP seeks more comments on recommendations for blue-ribbon trout stream's use

HELENA - While 80 percent of people surveyed in 2009 are satisfied with recreational conditions on the Madison River, as its use continues to increase, that could change.

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2 bison killed in Montana after hazing efforts fail

Two bison were killed by authorities Wednesday after livestock officials said repeated efforts to drive them back into Yellowstone National Park to make way for cattle had failed.

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Ice jam causes flooding that forces closure of access site

On Wednesday, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the Ennis fishing access site because of minor flooding caused by ice jams on the Madison River.

January 16, 2013 12:37 pmLoading…
Study shows Hebgen Lake captures much of Madison River's mercury

Study shows Hebgen Lake captures much of Madison River's mercury

Hebgen Lake Dam, built in 1914, has served a purpose beyond its initial function of controlling floodwaters, storing water for downstream users and generating electricity. It also has acted as a filter for mercury.

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Warm water closes Yellowstone rivers to fishing

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Parts of three rivers in Yellowstone National Park are closed to fishing because of unusually warm water temperatures.

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Rustic homestead lives on as Madison River fly-fishing lodge

Rustic homestead lives on as Madison River fly-fishing lodge

MADISON RIVER — After years of dismantling old barns to sell their wood, it seems odd that Walter Kannon decided to save rather than dismember what’s now called the Old Kirby Place.

July 19, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Meals, drinks included

Meals, drinks included

A fresh salad, including herbs from the greenhouse, greet visitors to the Old Kirby Place. Included in the cost of the stay is an open bar.

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Old barn, new apartment

Old barn, new apartment

The Old Kirby Place barn has been retrofitted for a new apartment upstairs where former owner Walter Kannon spends part of his summers.

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Tied to history

Tied to history

Walter Kannon, 85, used to co-own and run the Old Kirby Place along the Madison River. He now helps entertain guests with poetry recitations and tales of the valley's history.

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New owner

New owner

Owner Bruce Alverson and partner LeAnn Sanders stand in front of the Old Kirby Place, which is operated as a fly-fishing lodge along the Madison River. The facility is open from the first of June through the last weekend in September.

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Collection of cabins

Collection of cabins

Rough, hand-hewn logs were used to create the cabins at the Old Kirby Place Located south of Ennis along Highway 287, the property is close to Yellowstone National Park, as well as great fishing on the Madison River and nearby lakes. 

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Thirsty calves

Thirsty calves

A bison calf nurses in the snow near the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park in 2012.

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Bicycle-only season in Yellowstone National Park offers unique ride

Bicycle-only season in Yellowstone National Park offers unique ride

I’m riding a bicycle toward the rim of a still fuming ancient volcano. Our group of three just passed a grizzly bear grazing unconcerned only 100 yards from the road. Just past the bear, a small band of bison clops down the middle of the road toward us, their massive humped bodies looming li…

April 19, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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