Wolf Trapping Certification Class Scheduled for Bozeman in August

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a Wolf Trapping Certification class at its regional headquarters in Bozeman on Saturday, August 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. Certification is required for all would-be wolf trappers in the state of Montana. Individuals that have been certified in years past do not need to take the class […]

Rent a Fire Lookout for Fall

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Following the devastating fires of 1910, early fire detection became a priority within the Forest Service. To help aid detection, lookout towers began to be built on national forests throughout the country. These building efforts were further aided during the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, who worked on numerous lookout building projects across the […]

Flathead Cherry Recipes

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Flathead Cherry Festival is taking place this weekend in Polson, Montana, and in the spirit of all things cherry, we thought it appropriate to share some recipes for Flathead Cherries. All recipes came from Flathead Cherry Growers Association website, which can be found here. SWEET CHERRY COFFEE CAKE* “Recipe By K. Nice” Ingredients: (Serves 15) […]

Helena Cardboard Cup Regatta Today!

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The Spring Meadow Lake Cardboard Cup Regatta is a family fun event sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Spring Meadow Resources. Building a boat requires some imagination, there are no size restrictions and the boat may be as big or small as the participants wish. However, the boat must be made of corrugated cardboard […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 7-18-14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Maiden Rock 887 cfs Melrose 943 cfs Glen 1,110 cfs VISIBILTY: Clear at 3+ feet The Big Hole River continues to drop every day after a slight bump in the middle of the month. 993 cfs near Melrose and although flows are dropping daily, the Big Hole River is fishing well. The best fishing […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (7.18.14)

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Hunting:     Bob Ward’s 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend is August 2nd in Missoula, and August 3rd in Butte. All proceeds benefit Operation Valor. Visit https://www.facebook.com/bobwards for event details. Archery Season begins September 6th. Its a little ways down the road but better to be prepared than wait until the last minute. Federal Duck Stamps are $15 […]

Reward Offered for Deer-Poaching Information

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BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of those who illegally killed two deer south of Roundup Sunday night. FWP game warden Lee Burrough said someone killed two mule deer on private property off of Fattig Creek Road south of Roundup Sunday night, July 13. […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (7.18.14)

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Hunting: Bob Ward’s 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend is August 2nd in Missoula, and August 3rd in Butte. All proceeds benefit Operation Valor. Visit https://www.facebook.com/bobwards for event details. Archery Season begins September 6th. Its a little ways down the road but better to be prepared than wait until the last minute. Federal Duck Stamps are $15 […]

13th Annual Darby Logger Days This Weekend

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If you are headed down the Bitterroot Valley this weekend, don’t miss Darby Logger Days. This event is held every 3rd weekend in July, and is family-friendly entertainment. The annual Logger’s Days is held at the south end of Darby on U.S. Highway 93. Friday evening begins at 6pm family games and live music. Saturday […]

Bison Opponents, Proponents Craft Compromises: Brett French Radio Show Preview

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Back to back meetings in Billings on Monday and Tuesday helped the Bison Discussion Group craft five alternatives, including a no-action alternative, for consideration by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. FWP is expected to release a draft environmental impact statement by this fall, followed by a 90 day comment period. Under consideration is releasing a group of bison as a […]

Tune in to Catchin’ the Big Ones LIVE from Paradise Falls TODAY!

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Tune into Catchin the Big Ones with the Captain for the latest in fishing reports for Western and Central Montana this Friday morning from 8-9am on KGVO 1290am/101.5fm in Missoula. You can also listen on line http://newstalkkgvo.com/listen-live/popup/. The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from Bob […]

GORP Recipe – A Little More Than Good Old Raisins and Peanuts

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GORP-and acronym for Good Old Raisins & Peanuts, or trail mix. Trail mix is considered an ideal snack food for hikes, because it is lightweight, easy to store, and nutritious, providing a quick energy boost from the carbohydrates in the dried fruit or granola, and sustained energy from fats in nuts. The basic idea is […]

Blue Heron Takes Charge of Wildlife Management

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Jessie Garza, of south-central Washington, noticed this blue heron had been hanging around their yard and the neighbors’ yards for the past few days before posting this video on July 9th, and you will see what the bird was after when you watch the video, that has gone viral, below. I know I can think of a few places […]

Dishin’ About Fishin’: Captain’s Column (7.17.14)

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In Western Montana, most rivers are still running above their normal flows for this time of the year, but their flows are coming down. The fishing, as you might expect, is also improving daily on the rivers.  Here is a river and lake fishing report that was sent in to me by JohnPerryFlyfishing.com. “Blackfoot River […]

Exploring the Pintlers from Ten Feet Tall…(Okay, Maybe Eight Feet)

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Preparing to camp with horses has been a fun learning curve for Berny Croy, of Missoula.  Horses need 15-25 gallons of water a day, sometimes more depending on the weather and other factors, and making sure you and your horses have everything needed for a camping trip can be a lot of work. The Pintler Wilderness was an […]