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More routes inside Yellowstone National Park will open to oversnow travelers thanks to additional snowfall.
Rock art sites are often dramatic places, such as Steamboat Butte north of Billings. Some were seen as places that possessed supernatural power and were sites of vision quests and fasting, while others served as trail markers along an oft-used route.
Rock art depicts a variety of subjects, from the elk and shield warrior in this petroglyph to simple lines, geometric designs and tales of a warrior’s conquests.
Castle Butte, north of Pompeys Pillar, is a prominent plains outcropping of sandstone with rock walls perfect for ancient artists to decorate.
Ten bighorn sheep in the Gardiner area have died from an outbreak of pneumonia.
Jeff Stockwell, fire management officer for the Beartooth Ranger District, gives a talk about the 2008 Cascade fire during a tour of the West Fork Rock Creek drainage in 2013. The tour was one way the forest tried to familiarize the public with its proposed Greater Red Lodge Area logging project.
The length of stay at Forest Service campgrounds in Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota is being changed to make it consistent in the states.
Rusty, left, and Justin Willis race up the first route in the 2012 Bozeman Ice Festival, which is this week in the mountain town.
The idea for protecting rivers was born during a float trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in Montana.
Montana has only four river sections protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
In a poll, the Yellowstone River ranked at the top for waterways that Montanans thought was worthy of protection.
The Blackfoot River is guaranteed a minimum flow of 700 cfs following a court ruling in favor of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
David Mannix, of the Mannix Brothers Ranch, has come to appreciate cooperative work to increase the water flow from a small stream on his family ranch.
Keeping water in rivers like the Blackfoot for fish, while also helping irrigators meet their needs, is a tricky balancing act for the Blackfoot Challenge Watershed Stewardship program.
Jonathan Radtke, leader of Coca-Cola’s water resources sustainability program, is a hydro-geologist by training.
Alan Rollo of the Sun River Watershed Group, talks about how lining a canal in the Fort Shaw Irrigation District has saved water.
Increasing water flows in the Sun River hasn’t been an easy process, but by working with irrigators to make changes in consumption, more water now remains in the river.
A new river monitoring gauge outside the town of Simms has shown that water flows are increasing in the Sun River thanks to the work of people like Alan Rollo, at left, and Rich Boyle.
Trout Unlimited's Laura Ziemer has been integral in working to help irrigators so that more water can be returned to the Sun River's fishery.
Rich Boyle, a landowner, irrigator and president of the Fort Shaw Irrigation District, talks about how collaboration with conservation groups has helped irrigators and the Sun River's fishery.
Wyoming water is doled out on a first-come, first-served basis — called the doctrine of prior appropriation. Those who settled 150 years ago and filed a formal water right with the state have senior water rights.
All but one of Wyoming’s in-stream water rights are called junior rights. Water will stay in the stream, but only after everyone who came before uses their allocations.
A U.S. Geological Survey crew will begin a three-year study this summer in an attempt to identify the source of mercury that builds up in the Bighorn Reservoir’s fish.
Gusty winds, with some hitting 70 mph, bend the grass on a hilltop along the Stillwater River on Sunday. Only one week of the big game rifle season remains in Montana.
This shot stitches together four photographs to give a panorama of the Judith Mountains as seen from the southeast.
The sun shines onto the golden foothills of the Absaroka Mountains on a stormy fall day.
Two bull elk rub their antlers in an aspen thicket.
Flattened steak, seasoned and dehydrated creates sterky, or steak jerky.
Rainbow trout in the Bighorn River may have suffered a setback this spring when river flows rose and then dropped.
Bear spray demonstrations and talks about bears and their ecology have helped educate the public.
Simms offers booted and stockingfoot waders that are made in Montana, just outside of Bozeman. Not everyone can pull off the pink wading belt.
Mule deer populations in Wyoming will be the subject of two upcoming talks later this month in Meeteetse and Thermopolis.
Wyoming wildlife authorities have cited four Wisconsin residents for poaching an antlered mule deer.
Water gushes from the spillway at Fort Peck Dam in 2011, a surge of water that may have boosted the fish population below the dam.
From a high point in the South Hills, Mike Penfold scans the country for a possible route that emigrants took while traveling along the Bozeman Trail.
Mike Penfold checks his GPS as he walks a possible route that emigrants took during the Bozeman Trail's early days, 150 years ago.
Storm clouds brew over the junction of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers.
Mike Penfold reads copied diary entries from Bozeman Trail emigrants as he has lunch atop a hill along the possible route between Pryor Creek and Billings in the South Hills on land leased by the Billings Motorcycle Club.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts will once again offer a shuttle service from Bozeman’s airport to the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel.
Bighorn sheep lamb numbers often fall after outbreaks of disease as the bacteria is passed on from ewes to new lambs.
Montana’s bighorn sheep plan has come under fire after a few attempts to establish new herds. Fish, Wildlife and Parks has hit roadblocks caused by sickness in transplant herds, concerns by neighboring landowners and the nearby presence of domestic sheep that carry bacteria harmful to bighorn sheep.
Yellowstone National Park’s interior roads will close to automobiles on Nov. 3, with the exception of the route that goes to Cooke City.
Hunting is one way that Montanans and others reconnect with an ancient tradition while exploring the state's wildlands.
Farris Wilks and his brother Dan are the largest private landowners in Montana, rising to the top in just four years of purchasing acreage mostly in central Montana.
Rifle hunters will be entering the mountains and prairies on Saturday as the annual deer and elk rifle season opens one-half hour before sunrise.
Humans have come a long way from the spear, one of the first weapons made for hunting about 400,000 to 500,000 years ago.
The Wilks brothers' N Bar Ranch is headquartered along Flatwillow Creek in Fergus County. The Big Snowy Mountains can be seen in the background of this shot that looks toward the ranch's large aircraft runway.
Walkers stroll along one of the paved paths in Letchworth State Park. The park contains more than 60 miles of trails.
This stitched series of photos gives some idea of the Genesee River's route around what's known as the Big Bend.
A bridge over the Genesee River below Lower Falls in Letchworth State Park provides beautiful views of the canyon and falls.