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Hunting initiative lawsuit rejected by judge

A District Court judge has ruled that an initiative to abolish outfitter-sponsored big game hunting licenses qualifies for the November ballot.

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Bear killed by beanbag round

Bear killed by beanbag round

A beanbag round fired by a Stillwater County Sheriff’s deputy killed a 60-pound black bear when the projectile struck the bear in the head.

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FWP seeking comment on hunting closure

MISSOULA — The state wildlife agency is accepting public comment through Friday on a proposal to close waterfowl hunting to the general public on a portion of the Mitchell Slough in the Bitterroot Valley.

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CMR Refuge unveils conservation plan

CMR Refuge unveils conservation plan

There’s no plan to graze bison on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Montana, but there will be changes coming, according to a draft of the refuges’ new guiding plan released last week.

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Montana paddlefish season starts May 1

GLASGOW — The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is taking a conservative approach to managing paddlefish, allowing a total of 1,500 fish to be harvested this year.

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Your Shots

Your Shots

March 7, 2010

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Does today’s freezing fog bring rain in June?

If I had a nickel for every time someone has soothed my frostbit temper over our relentless freezing fog with this phrase — “At least we’ll have a wet spring!” — then I’d catch the first flight for sunny Aruba.

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Hi-Line research project looks at antelope migration patterns

Hi-Line research project looks at antelope migration patterns

It’s no big secret that antelope herds will drift southward out of Canada during a tough winter and stack up along the Hi-Line of Montana. Sometimes, they’ll even cross the Missouri River and Fort Peck Reservoir to find wintering habitat.

March 06, 2010 10:42 pmLoading…

2009 Year in Review: High-profile deaths, preservation projects mark Wyoming’s ’09

Here are some stories making news in Northern Wyoming in 2009:

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2009 Year in Review: H1N1 influenza hits at home and abroad

2009 Year in Review: H1N1 influenza hits at home and abroad

Montana was the 44th state to get H1N1 influenza when a Yellowstone County man tested positive for the virus in May.

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2009 Year in Review: Hardin’s jail hopes unravel again

2009 Year in Review: Hardin’s jail hopes unravel again

In a saga that draws national attention, “Capt.” Michael Hilton takes Hardin on a rollercoaster ride this fall when he appears in town claiming he represents the American Police Force.

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2009 Year in Review: Recession affects individuals, nonprofits

2009 Year in Review: Recession affects individuals, nonprofits

Although Billings and Montana are not hit as hard as some areas of the country by the recession, the dip in the economy makes its mark here.

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Where’s the beef for coupon shoppers?

Dear Jill: I’ve been super-couponing for about four months now, and I am amazed at how many things I’m getting for free.

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Top U.S., international destinations for travel listed at year’s end

NEW YORK — Here are some top yearend destination lists for travel:

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Olympics, other events expected to boost travel

Olympics, other events expected to boost travel

Forecasts for 2010 predict that more people will be traveling, but the numbers are still well below what they were before the recession.

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Reader contest: Story of survival could win $50 prize

Have you managed to survive by overcoming the odds?

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Fears and fantasies mark decade in books

Books of the 2000s include many about fear of the real world and dreams about other worlds, whether the historical past, the un-reachable future or a supernatural present.

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Book guide

Sunday, December 27, 2009

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2009 Year in Review: Montana, Wyoming writers soar in 2009

Montana and Wyoming authors wrote their way onto the national and international scene in 2009.

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2009 Year in Review: Boat accident injures Rehberg, 4 others

2009 Year in Review: Boat accident injures Rehberg, 4 others

U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., and four others are injured in a late-night boating accident on Flathead Lake on Aug. 26.

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2009 Year in Review: Road projects reshaping transportation

2009 Year in Review: Road projects reshaping transportation

After years of waiting, planning and negotiating, two major Billings roadways are torn up and reconstructed in 2009.

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2009 Year in Review: Volunteers help prepare Kapsa’s dogs for new lives

2009 Year in Review: Volunteers help prepare Kapsa’s dogs for new lives

In January, Ballantine dog breeder Linda Kapsa is charged with two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty and four related misdemeanor charges after two raids at her property.

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2009 Year in Review: Year brought sorrow and successes, month by month

2009 Year in Review: Year brought sorrow and successes, month by month

Here’s a look at some of the big news of 2009 in The Billings Gazette’s circulation area:

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Share the spirit

Share the spirit

Christmas displays are as individual as the people creating them.

December 20, 2009 12:15 am Photos

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