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My grandmother loved to fish so much that, when I was a kid, she spent some of her hard-earned wages on a spring-loaded fishing rod. It was designed to launch a lure containing some type of fizzy, Alka-Seltzer-like tablet. The tablet was supposed to make the lure irresistable to fish.
With concern about the commercialization of the nation's food and more desire by consumers to buy local at places like farmers' markets, a new interest in hunting has cropped up.
E-mail photos of huge whitetail antlers taken from a buck illegally killed in Minnesota this hunting season are turning some heads, as well as leading to the charging of one man for poaching on Halloween.
Concern at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission that West Nile virus is hurting sage grouse populations has prompted the agency to offer a reduction in the length of the fall hunting season for the birds.
After five years of lawsuits, countersuits and lively legislative debates, a consensus may be on the horizon for Montana's controversial stream access law.
Prairie County commissioners are in a quandary about what to do after a landowner erected a gate, installed a cattle guard and posted a sign across a road that leads to a popular scenic overlook north of the town of Terry.
Faced with an ever-shrinking budget as wildfires and a two-front war consume tax dollars, the Forest Service is increasingly looking to partnerships to get things done.
Chances are above normal that wildland fires will break out in southeastern Montana and western North Dakota early this month and throughout the summer, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
A bad day in Butte turned O.B. Dickey on to a fulfilling recreational path for the next 46 years.
Hunting and angling groups, including 30 from Montana and four from Wyoming, are adding their voices to a growing chorus calling for reform of the 1872 Mining Law.
Although North Dakota health officials have recommended that ground venison be pulled from food pantry shelves across the state over concern about possible lead contamination, Montana officials and food program managers are not concerned.
To create a more defensible space in case of a fire west of Red Lodge, the Forest Service is proposing a project to reduce hazardous fuels on about 390 acres along Ski Run Road and around Palisades Campground.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - A carnivore all-points bulletin has been issued.
Eric Albus, 39, is the owner of Milk River Outfitters in Hinsdale. He has been outfitting for about 20 years. He started in the business by guiding, then opened his own business with a partner. He employs about seven to 10 people between September and the end of November. He averages 80 to 9…
At the heart of some Montana residents' discontent with hunting outfitters is the perception that they are responsible for resident hunters' loss of access to private lands. In addition, outfitters are sometimes vilified for keeping the public from accessing public lands that are landlocked …
A monkey wrench could be thrown into the state's largest native westslope cutthroat trout restoration project in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
A recently released evaluation of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range's management practices paints a bleak picture of the health of the island range ecosystem and charts the inability of the federal agency in charge of managing the area to meet its own goals.
A mile-long avalanche in the mountains north of Cooke City Tuesday partially buried a North Dakota snowmobiler, injuring his shoulder.
The owner of a national outfitting business faces two felony charges after being arrested in Sweet Grass County last week.
A road that leads to thousands of acres of public land in north-central Montana has been ruled a public highway by the Blaine County attorney.
A contractor for the Big Timber Ranger District will begin clearing trees and brush along the Main Boulder River corridor in November as part of a plan to make the only road into the mountain canyon safer during a wildfire.
Fee increases are proposed at 17 rental cabins and 11 campgrounds in the Gallatin National Forest under an analysis recently presented to the public.
It may be a one-man show based near the tiny prairie town of Molt, but Chris Sanford's Piston Point Broadheads company has quickly become the new darling of the U.S. archery industry.
A long holiday weekend, hot, dry and windy weather and the opening of the archery and upland bird seasons have regional fire managers on edge.
This article is the second in a series about the smoke jumpers of the West Yellowstone Interagency Fire Center. Click the link to read yesterday's article Jumpers battle blazes across America.
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