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Taking photographs of camera-shy Canada lynx and wolverines is tough, but it’s even more difficult when the camera is placed at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet or deep in the underbrush of the Beartooth Mountains.
For 71-year-old Bill Cunningham, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act this summer has been an arduous task.
BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS — Paddling his packraft deftly but quickly, Jared White appeared to be stuck between a rock and a hard current.
Car camping is a great way to take all of those extra comforts along with you into the woods — like a big, thick mattress, two-burner cookstove and camp chairs — so that roughing it isn’t so tough.
Amid record-setting visitation and the celebration of Montana State Parks’ 75th anniversary, there is a lot of discussion behind the scenes among agency officials about what the next 10 years might look like.
In this year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, I wrote an essay to read to a local group. Since they didn’t boo me off the podium, I thought I’d share it with you. Hopefully, you can find a chuckle in it, too, as well as some motivation to go on your own adventure.
Bison proponents and opponents Tuesday created four example alternatives under which a test herd would be released somewhere in Montana.
Of the more than 30 people who spoke to a state bison discussion group on Monday, about the only thing they could agree on is that the large mammals are a controversial issue.
DEAN — At 8,000 feet hidden among the pine trees overlooking Nye Creek, a three-man crew was busy Wednesday using a diesel-powered drill to bore deep into the 2.7-billion-year-old rock of the Beartooth Mountains.
One of Discovery Basin Ski Area’s chair lifts is running this summer, but instead of hauling skiers and snowboarders up the hillside, it is carrying helmeted downhill mountain bikers.
Most strangers who pull their vehicles into the Mosdal farm’s driveway are lost and asking for directions.
It looks like the hot Fourth of July weekend weather has spiked water levels, melting many of those last few snowbanks hiding in the mountains.
Have you ever signed on for an adventurous vacation and, upon arriving, realized you were totally in over your head — but in a good way, kind of like a child in a huge candy store?
After proposing in May to halt all sage grouse hunting in Montana this season, Fish, Wildlife and Parks has modified its plan to only shorten and constrict the hunt, which is still the longest in the nation.
It’s fitting that a new trail providing access to a section of state land and two lakes along the base of the Beartooth Mountains will be dedicated on the eve of the Fourth of July, said Ron Nusbaum.
On only his second fishing trip, 12-year-old Taryn Liming caught a fish of a lifetime.
WILSALL — On a sagebrush hillside in the Shields River Valley, close to the hem of the Crazy Mountains, the 12,600-year old remains of an infant boy were ceremoniously reburied on Saturday morning by American Indian tribal members.
A draft bill that calls for the creation of a federal lands management subcommittee became politicized following the Montana Republican Party’s passage of a resolution last week supporting the transfer of federal lands to the state.
An advisory group that has worked about eight months to develop a proposal to raise Montana hunting and fishing license fees struggled to form a unified front at its final meeting on Wednesday in Helena.
If you felt a small earthquake in Eastern Montana a couple of weeks ago, it was probably caused by all of the deceased fly anglers and drift boat makers rolling over in their graves.
The Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office has landed a new $19,890 unmanned aerial system for use in search and rescue scenarios, wildland fires and floods and to scout rural residences before serving warrants.
In three months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list Montana’s Arctic grayling as a threatened or endangered species
Placing photographs of more than 20,000 items from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s artifact collection onto the museum’s website was a lot of work for Seth Johnson.
The best way to see the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is from the water.
LAUREL — For now, the danger seems to have passed, but Kurt Markegard is still fuming.
GARDINER — For Montana’s recreational whitewater boaters, this spring’s high river flows have been a hoot — a long, primal hoot.
Thanks to a drier-than-predicted May, the spring runoff forecast for the Missouri River Basin was downgraded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday by about 600,000 acre feet.
Wearing a sheer turquoise dress and high-top sneakers, 7-year-old Lilly Brady nimbly dropped to the ground chest first and then stood up and clapped her hands over her head.
CODY, Wyo. — The residents of this small Yellowstone National Park border town have gone out of their way to pay for and construct a new home for a local veteran and his family.
In 15 years Kevin Toohill’s job has changed dramatically, going from a purveyor of printed, custom topographical maps in a two-man company to a member of one of the nation’s largest mapping firms that now provides that same paper data on smartphones.
Thanks to a road project in Idaho’s Caribou-Targhee National Forest last year, paleontologists discovered dump-truck loads of rare 98 million-year-old fossils — they just have to be chipped out piles of the harder-than-concrete rock.
Have you ever studied a remote location on a map for years, wanting to go to the place, plotting out the route, studying the surrounding nooks and crannies by flying over it from various angles on Google Earth?
Have I ever told you the story about how I almost jumped my pickup truck on my motorcycle?
The piles of logs and branches in the old photos don’t appear to be built by humans, but according to a National Register of Historic Places nomination filed in 1974, they were once shelters constructed by American Indians.
Three Montana women are among 20 semi-finalists vying for a top spot in the international Extreme Huntress competition.
Rarely, if ever, has a dam been considered a savior for fish. Typically the structures block natural fish migration and forever alter the habitat, harming native species. But Lima Reservoir dam in southwestern Montana may be an exception.
Some mountain bikers’ frowns have been turned upside down thanks to a proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to designate a riding area north of Billings.
Bowing to the Legislature, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a controversial measure for public comment that would allow landowners to shoot up to 100 wolves a year without a license if the animals threaten humans, livestock or pets.
The drawdown of reservoirs in preparation for spring runoff will leave some boat ramps high and dry for the busy Memorial Day weekend.
Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission decided Thursday to explore other options in addition to closing the sage grouse hunting season this fall.
After five years of planning and remodeling and a furious final week of last-minute preparations, the Earthquake Lake Visitor Center will hold its grand opening on Friday at 1 p.m. with festivities and a weekend highlighted by guided walking tours.
There is a ghostly redwood forest in Yellowstone National Park.
The jet engine-like drone of the sugar beet factory and its large stack piercing the uniformly gray horizon like some nuclear plant emission tower was the only drawback of the campsite. But when you’re cold and it’s getting late, the first flat ground with firewood close by is hard to pass up.
BEARTOOTH PASS — Although watching the side of a mountain for eight hours may sound boring, Stewart West took the task seriously on Monday.
I hate being cold.
As the paddlefishing season ramps up — it began Thursday — the remnants of this winter’s crushing ice floes remain visible at the Intake Dam fishing access site.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A bison skull and a car’s transmission are two of the strangest things Ryan Wilson has pulled up in a drift net from the bottom of the Yellowstone River while trying to capture wild pallid sturgeon.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Then there were four.
The future of flight may feature more unmanned aircraft hauling cargo, according to Rocky Mountain College aviation professor Scott Wilson, so he’s helping to train pilots how to operate such unmanned aerial systems, or UASs.
Cattle and greater sage grouse seem to be getting along just fine in southeastern Montana, according to a recent Fish Wildlife and Parks study, and that’s a big deal.