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Brad Grein has gotten some amazing mileage out of the photos he took of a mountain lion attacking a full-grown bull elk.
When my dog and I enter the lean land south of Bridger for a hike, we're both fat from the idleness of winter, lard balanced atop toothpick legs.
Although 70 years separate Roy D. Russell and Devan Murphy, the Billings hunters share a common interest and a similar trait - tenacity. Both individuals overcame obstacles to fulfill their dream, each taking a different route but finally finding success.
COOKE CITY - Tony Wulf jokes that he has his hands full trying to keep his sons safe in the steep, deep snows coating the Beartooth Mountains near here. Only feet away, his sons roar uphill on their snowmobiles and fly off a cornice, creating a cloud of fine powder snow as their engines whine.
It doesn't take long for things to go horribly wrong while driving in the winter - a blizzard blows in, you become stuck, stranded and isolated. Now what?
The Federation of Fly Fishers is exploring the possibility of moving its headquarters from Montana's fly fishing mecca - Livingston - to Loveland, Colo.
Out of more than 12,000 digital images he and a friend captured on a trip to South Africa, Dan Austin had a hard time editing his favorite shots down to 200.
Bozeman mountain bikers alarmed at the threatened loss of nearby riding areas have organized a group to present a more unified front as the Forest Service negotiates travel and forest plans.
I don't often recommend books to other readers. Too often, the reader doesn't care for my selection.
When deep in the woods on a deer hunt, there are subtle signs that problems are looming, such as 24 hours of snowfall coupled with the fact that your truck tires are bald as a cue ball.
Joe Hoehn's Montana elk-hunting dream came true five years ago only to end in a nightmare.
Atop her petite shoulders, Lindsay Vogt is carrying a heavy burden.
The syllabus for Ryan Jordan's wilderness trekking class jokingly included a suggestion to read the diary of ill-fated polar explorer Ernest Shackleton.
This summer, Richard Brown and five others from around the country hiked almost 30 miles into the Bob Marshall Wilderness to explore an underground wilderness few have seen.
Going outside after a snowstorm or rainstorm you can find all kinds of interesting animal tracks.
More than three years in the making and plagued by a series of starts and setbacks, the draft environmental impact statement written by the Custer National Forest has been published.
For years, upland bird hunting was my main fall adventure in the woods. And since grouse are often few and far between, I took to calling it hiking with a shotgun.
If you've ever read an article in one of the national outdoors magazines, you may have been confused by a writer's reference to a 10-point whitetail buck.
Take a gander at the Boone and Crockett record books for Montana nontypical mule deer and you'll note that many of the entries were made 20, 30, even 80 years ago.
Les Zuck had a fishing problem only an engineer could fix.
Emma Eddelman's first pair of rock-climbing shoes were only about 4 inches long. She was 3 years old.
For years, I drove by the Middle Fork of the Flathead River and enviously eyed its white water.
The first animal Danika Klock shot with her bow is one for the record books.
At 89, Hap Gilliland finally has slowed down.
Within a short drive of Cooke City, four-wheel-drive enthusiasts can get to several high mountain lakes stocked with brook trout.
This year, the trail crew responsible for work in the Spotted Bear Ranger District's section of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex is down about 20 people from last year. And last year, the numbers were down, as well.
We were about 70 miles into an 80-mile hike across the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. It was raining, nearly dark, and we'd just topped a 9,600-foot pass in the Absaroka Mountains. Looking at our topo map, I noticed a shortcut that would not only save us distance, but a pretty good loss and …
Maybe it's because I don't have a boat or a Jet Ski, but in the eight years I've lived in Billings, I'd never been to Cooney Reservoir until this past June.
ABSAROKEE - The idea of floating upside-down in a river, my head bouncing off rocks, has kept me from trying kayaking.
I know this may be hard to believe now, but a few weeks back there was a spate of extreme weather - hail, torrential rains and wind. All of that bad weather made me nervous.
Calling it Forest Service Road No. 2421 doesn't do it justice.
In decades of ambling through the woods, I'd never seen anything like it before.
Roads are not usually destinations, but the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway in southwestern Montana defies this logic.
There are some pretty radical design concepts in the new line of footwear GoLite has introduced this spring.
The town of Bannack was a contender, its rise meteoric. And just as quickly, its downfall precipitous.
Back in the day, buying a hiking boot was simple because there were so few choices - remember waffle stompers?
Between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, Gazette Outdoor writer Brett French writes a weekly Out and About column offering ideas on places to go in the great outdoors.
In some ways, Jen Adams says, she is a girly girl. Slight of build and with a row of studs lining her left ear, the statement is easy to accept.
In 20 years of horsepacking and backpacking, Ernie Strum has visited 279 of the 435 lakes that have fish in the Beartooth Mountains.
In 20 years of turkey hunting with a traditional bow, Marty Mann said he's probably had as many hits as misses.
There's nothing that says America like a slab of meat slathered with sauce grilling over a charcoal- or propane-fueled flame.
This is what happens when you let a rock climber design a disc golf course - you get a 300-foot elevation gain from the first hole to the ninth, tee boxes atop huge boulders and a basket attached to the side of a 12-foot cliff.
Powered by energy drink, racing fuel and heavy metal music, the sport of snowmobile freestyle flew back into West Yellowstone this past weekend.
At the age of 91, when most people are just happy to get out of bed in the morning, Roy Brewington went caribou hunting in Alaska.
Some fish and wildlife measures have fallen along the wayside while others are still alive at the midway point of the 60th Montana Legislature.
If you want to take bowhunter's education this year, and you wait until the last couple of classes to sign up, you might not get in.
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is one of the forefathers of the modern conservation and hunting ethic. What would he do in the situation in his namesake North Dakota park - Theodore Roosevelt National Park - where an ever-increasing elk population needs to be reduced?
Landowners and sportsmen agreed Tuesday that stream access at county bridges is not a problem at 95 percent of the state's bridges, but they still lined up on opposite sides of House Bill 642, which would revise the state's Stream Access Law.
Without "some type of controlled public hunt" included as a possible means to reduce a burgeoning elk herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has withdrawn as a cooperating agency in the park's elk management plan.
At Montana's largest wildlife refuge, staff positions have gone unfilled, wildlife monitoring work has been cut back and the maintenance backlog continues to grow.