Seeley Lake Gears up for 4th Annual Pond Hockey Tournament

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The fourth annual Seeley Lake Pond Hockey tournament starts this Friday, January 10th – Sunday, January 12th 2014. The small town of Seeley Lake is known for its winter sports and miles of groomed snowmobiling and cross country skiing trails. For the past three years they have added the annual pond hockey to the list […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons – 1.3.14


Hunting: Mountain lion season (with hounds) is in full swing and ends April 14th. Wolf season is still going on through March 15th. Duck and Goose are still in full swing and will run through the first part of January. Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting. And […]

A Month in Mongolia: Brett French Radio Show Preview


Ever wonder what it would be like to ski through the wild mountains of Mongolia in the springtime? Me neither. But researcher Rebecca Watters of Bozeman did that last spring as she and four others searched for signs of wolverines in the rugged mountains of the country’s northwest region, called Darhad. She’s done similar research […]

Mountain Lion Hunting Closures for Five Southwestern Montana Districts


The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 323, 324, 325 and 327 and 314, which include portions of Madison, Beaverhead, Gallatin and Park counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. The order halting the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received […]

“Let Her Go” — A Catch and Release Ice Fishing Adventure

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Ice anglers everywhere live for ice fishing season, and Mike Violette, born and raised in Montana, now living in Washington state, is no exception.  He recently made this video that shows a couple of fish he and a buddy caught from the ice last week. WARNING: By watching the following video, you will get a very strong […]

Off Grid LIving: “If It Was Easy, Everybody Would Be Doing It” – by Penny Dinwiddie


“If it was easy, everybody’d be doing it.” This is my husband’s (irritating) wise response to my occasional griping about being off grid. Although I’d like to point out that most of my so-called ‘complaining’ (tsk) is generally more about where we live than about being off grid. To explain: I am from sunny, warm […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 12.30.13


Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised that conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information.  Weather is changing constantly and some days wind and snow can be a big factor. Ice conditions are dangerous so be very aware of what […]



MILES CITY–The Miles City chapter of Walleyes Unlimited and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has set up a Christmas tree drop off location at Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. Miles City residents are encouraged to drop off their used, real Christmas trees between December 26, 2013 and February 15, 2014. The trees will be bundled and […]

Get Those Skis on Your Barstool and Head to Cabin Fever Days this February!


The 36th Annual Cabin Fever Days and Barstool Ski Races will be held on February 14-16 in Martin City, Montana (the Gateway to Glacier)!  The event website,, states the following information: There are tons of family and adult activities throughout the Cabin Fever Days weekend in Martin City, Montana. The Barstool Ski Races are […]