The Billings Gazette - Recreation
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Shocking stories about monitoring Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week's contribution is from Beth Bartel and Tim Dittman, from the non-profit UNAVCO consortium in Boulder, Colorado. Read more

Phillips County landowner strikes deal to allow elk hunting on his land

Southern Phillips County rancher Will Carlson has struck a deal with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to allow limited public elk hunting on about 9,665 acres of his land in Hunting District 622 for the 2018 general elk season. Read more

Woman-only duck hunting workshop offered in Corvallis

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is partnering with Teller Wildlife Refuge in Corvallis to offer a Women's Waterfowl Weekend Workshop.  Read more

Conservation easement in Beaverhead County protects thousands of acres

A 13,535-acre easement was recently placed on a ranch in the Medicine Lodge Valley in southern Beaverhead County in an effort to protect both wildlife and the land's existing agricultural use. Read more

Fish management plan for Helena-area reservoirs, river topic of Wednesday meeting

A draft plan that sets fisheries management direction for the next decade at Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter reservoirs and two associated stretches of the Missouri River above Canyon Ferry Reservoir and below Hauser Dam will be discussed at the Wednesday, Oct. 17, meeting of the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission. Read more