Wolves Cause Death of 176 Sheep Over Weekend; Forest Service Says Stay Out of Area

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The first sentence of an article posted today on tetonvalleynews.net read “U.S. Forest Service officials are asking people to stay out of an area where a large sheep kill was reported over the weekend.”  Wolves have been confirmed responsible for the death of 176 sheep, approximately 5 1/2 hours from Missoula. If you are a […]

Five Year-old Kane “Minnow Mahlum” Outfishes Everybody with Him

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Five year-old Kane “Minnow Mahlum” is shown in the video below fishing on Fort Peck Pines area last week. Kane and his dad, Doug Mahlum, spent two weeks on Fort Peck, and Kane out-fished his dad, grandpas, grandma and uncle on every single trip out. Quite the fisherman he is! Kane is from Great Falls, […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.19.13

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Canyon Ferry: Good fishing remains the story throughout the reservoir as summer draws to a close. Rainbows are mostly being caught mid-reservoir to the Dam trolling attractors, tipped with worms, at depths at or below 20 feet. Some shoreline anglers are catching rainbows using worms or spoons. Walleye are being caught throughout the south end […]

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Montana Antelope Fawn Bit By Rattlesnake

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Have you ever been out shooting prairie dogs in eastern Montana, and you come across an antelope fawn, so you decide to watch it for a few minutes?  Well, a couple of people did that back in May of 2010, and they couldn’t believe what they witnessed, and on-camera nonetheless! The fawn was bitten by […]

Few Fall Turkey Surplus Permits Available

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Some over-the-counter surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and fall turkey permits are still available in a few areas. Surplus licenses are those still remaining after Montana’s recent special hunting license or special permit drawing. The left-over licenses or permits are sold on a first-come first-served basis. “B” licenses are for hunting antlerless deer […]

MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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Montanans have been enjoying lovely weather this week and cramming as much camping, hiking, fishing as possible before the summer ends. If you want to know where the fish are biting we have links to all the fishing reports below: Central fishing report here Fishing report audio here Northwest/Central and Southcentral report here Eastern Montana fishing report here   […]

World Record 515 Pound Atlantic Halibut Caught by German Fisherman

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Marco Liebenow was fishing with three friends in a 19-foot boat in Norwegian waters last month when he hooked what he thought was “a submarine,” according to report in the UK Daily Mail. The halibut weighed in at 515 pounds and may be the largest caught yet. The current record stands at459 pounds for Pacific halibut (Alaska, 1996) […]

Meet Casey Anderson, Host of Nat Geo’s “America the Wild.”

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Meet Casey Anderson, a trained animal handler, who rescued a bear that was planned to be euthanized. That bear, Brutus, changed Anderson’s life and inspired him to open a grizzly bear shelter near Bozeman called the Montana Grizzly Encounter. Opening the shelter brought many different paths and opportunities for Anderson including being highlighted on Montana’s state […]

Free Entry to National Parks August 25!

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The National Park Service turns 97 years old on Aug. 25, and to celebrate admission to all national parks will be free. An online hub can help visitors plan their personal National Park Service birthday trip at www.npsbirthday.org. Log on to share pictures and stories about your visit to a National Park. Here are other fee-free […]

Tom Kenneally, Sr., Founder of Town Pump, Dies at Age 88

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Tom Kenneally, Sr., founder of Town Pump Inc., passed away from natural causes at the age of 88 on the morning of Friday, August 16, 2013, in Butte. He and his wife, Mary Ann, founded Town Pump Inc. in 1953. The Great Falls Tribune reported that “Kenneally, a Butte native, earned an engineering degree from […]

Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson Talks About “Facial Profiling” After Getting Removed From a New York Hotel

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The Duck Dynasty show is turning into a huge phenomena, you can find duck commander merchandise just about everywhere you look. The Duck Commander crew is soon to bring the beard back into style. Jase Robertson recently shared a story about being kicked out of a New York hotel.

Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board to Meet Wednesday, August 21 in Polson

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The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the CSKT Natural Resources Office at 301 Main Street in Polson. The agenda includes discussion of the CSKT Environmental Impact Statement for Management of Flathead Lake Fisheries. Board Chairman Joe Brenneman invites the public to attend and ask […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 8.16.13

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Bozeman MT FWP announced that there will be restrictions on angling times to coolest parts of the day. The affected waters include the upper Big Hole, lower Madison, Smith, Dearborn, and Sun rivers where fishing will be prohibited between 2 p.m. and midnight. Signs explaining the local restrictions will be posted at fishing access sites. […]

Runway Collision Kills Giraffe, Wounds Pilot

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Have you ever wondered what life would be like if giraffes thrived like deer in Montana?  Although I can’t say that I have ever wondered that until seeing the photos below, I have concluded that, in my opinion, we have enough animals to worry about with our current four-legged population.  I bet hunters would have […]

Helena Area Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 8.16.13

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Terrestrials are in full swing and should be in your fly box no matter where you’re at. We’d recommend Para Caddis Tans and hoppers. Missouri River: The Missouri is still fishing well. The fish are getting a bit pickier, but the smaller flies (about size 20-22 in a Zebra Midge or Copper John are producing […]