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Trout Unlimited offers reward for fish stockings

MISSOULA — A fishing advocacy group is offering a $10,000 reward for information on individuals suspected of illegally stocking non-native fish in several Montana lakes.

July 09, 2014 7:00 amLoading…
Scientists: Non-native Yellowstone trout decline

Scientists: Non-native Yellowstone trout decline

A voracious species of trout that decimated a native trout population in Yellowstone National Park shows signs of decline following a costly and protracted effort to kill off the invading fish, government scientists and a conservation group said Tuesday.

May 06, 2014 3:06 pmLoading…
Mining company meets with Smith River outfitters on its exploration plans

Mining company meets with Smith River outfitters on its exploration plans

HELENA — The company exploring near the headwaters of the Smith River for a potential copper mine met with river outfitters in Helena on Wednesday.

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Guest opinion: Climate change threatens Montana's wildlife

Guest opinion: Climate change threatens Montana's wildlife

Acting with the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation as our guide, hunters and anglers have been leading conservation advocates in Montana for decades. Our efforts have helped establish unmatched hunting and fishing traditions that form one of the cornerstones to Montana’s way of li…

December 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Trout Unlimited protests FWP’s ‘misuse’ of Smith River money

HELENA — About $25,000 will be returned to the Smith River Corridor Enhancement Account after a protest over the use of the money by Trout Unlimited, and the nonprofit group also wants to continue discussions on another $82,000 it believes was improperly applied to projects.

December 01, 2013 9:28 amLoading…
Land at Rock Creek, Clark Fork River confluence now public

Land at Rock Creek, Clark Fork River confluence now public

A 202-acre parcel surrounding Rock Creek’s confluence with the Clark Fork River is now in public hands.

November 09, 2013 10:30 amLoading…
Groups work foot by foot to fix Encampment River

Groups work foot by foot to fix Encampment River

RIVERSIDE — Man wasn’t always kind to the Encampment River.

October 27, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Writers gather in Bismarck for conservation confab

BISMARCK, N.D. — Outdoor and conservation writers from across the nation are gathering in North Dakota this week for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Western Media Summit.

September 11, 2013 1:37 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Court should uphold state’s public stream access law

Guest opinion: Court should uphold state’s public stream access law

There will be a crucial Montana Supreme Court hearing on April 29 in Bozeman. Starting at 9:30 a.m., in the Montana State University Strand Union Ballroom, the court will consider if a Madison County District Court judge erred when he ruled that the public cannot use certain county bridges t…

April 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Copper could bring jobs, money to White Sulphur, but at what cost?

Copper could bring jobs, money to White Sulphur, but at what cost?

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS —The “crown jewels” of the Black Butte Copper mine are kept in three velvet-lined boxes, hinting at what might be an estimated $1.9 billion in copper lying below the surface of farmers’ fields 18 miles northeast of this rural community.

March 31, 2013 2:53 pm Photos

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Bozeman artist sees her work as bringing humans, wildlife closer

Bozeman artist sees her work as bringing humans, wildlife closer

A herd of tiny toy bison are frozen in a never-ending rush across the dash of Mimi Matsuda’s Honda Element.

February 28, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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Electric shock will be used against unwanted Yellowstone Lake trout

POWELL, Wyo. — Crews trying to rid Yellowstone Lake of non-native lake trout will use electrical shocks to kill fish eggs and embryos next year.

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Groups join fight over bridge access

BUTTE — Conservative property rights groups and conservation organizations have become involved in the bitter, eight-year legal fight over access to Montana streams from bridges.

October 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Jackson 7th-graders train as trout trackers

Jackson 7th-graders train as trout trackers

JACKSON — While some Jackson Hole Middle School seventh-graders thought the process of tagging trout was "gross," the kids were tickled with the idea of adopting them.

October 24, 2012 9:08 pmLoading…

Biologists count more Hoback cutthroat

JACKSON — Biologists say the number of cutthroat trout in the Hoback River has surged in the years since a fish stocking program was phased out.

July 11, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…

Congress considering several measures that would affect land use, environment in Montana

Several bills dealing with environmental and land use issues may come up for debate in the next few days as Congress scrambles to get some work done before its July 4 break.

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm Related Loading…

Balancing energy development, conservation makes economic sense, study finds

CODY, Wyo. -- Before heading out to hunt turkeys on Monday, the science and policy director for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership spoke on things dear to the West -- energy development, hunting, fishing and good land stewardship.

May 01, 2012 3:45 pmLoading…
Greybull river flows through new dam

Greybull river flows through new dam

MEETEETSE, Wyo. — A stretch of the Greybull River turned muddy Wednesday when crews diverted water over a new $4.3 million irrigation dam designed to reunite Yellowstone cutthroat trout with native spawning grounds upstream.

April 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming outdoors: More money needed to save Yellowstone cutthroat trout

Did you fish Yellowstone National Park, more specifically the Yellowstone River from the upper falls through the lake and into the Thoroughfare, in the time period between 1960 and 1990? If so, what was your recollection? Did you see lots of cutthroat trout? How many did you catch?

February 23, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

River use violations have state concerned

An “unacceptable” trend in outfitter violations on the Big Hole and Beaverhead rivers in recent years has prompted the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to call for a meeting next month to discuss guiding regulations.

February 09, 2012 9:30 pmLoading…

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