Eastern Montana Scenery You May Not Have Known Exists

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When people talk about Montana scenery, Glacier National Park, the Bitterroot valley, Yellowstone National Park and the Bozeman area are often mentioned.  Southeastern Montana has become somewhat of a best-kept secret, and that area is just as beautiful as everything you see where the snowcapped mountains western Montana reside. Filmmater, Colin Ruggiero captures some extraordinary […]

Bike the Historic Route of Hiawatha

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Located just off I-90 on the Idaho Montana border, the Route of the Hiawatha Rail-Trail is a scenic section of abandoned rail-bed from the Milwaukee Road that the Taft Tunnel Preservation Society, a grassroots Wallace non-profit organization, and the U.S. Forest Service turned into a world class non-motorized trail. Lookout Pass Ski Area operates the […]

Public Comment Sought on Proposed 2014-2015 Ice Fishing Derbies

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on fishing contests proposed for the upcoming winter season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Most contests require catch-and-release fishing and participants in these contests may not keep any fish. Applications for contests may be approved, denied, or approved with conditions.  […]

Record Number of Visitors Flocked to Glacier Park in July!

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Glacier National Park has just completed its busiest July ever, with 699,650 people entering the park, according to the National Park Service Statistics Office. The previous July record was in 1983 when there were nearly 690,000 recreational visitors. According the the Daily Inter Lake, statistics office keeps monthly visitation records going back to 1979. The third-busiest […]

Monster Mountain Lake Cutthroat!

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Ladd Knotek from Missoula was on Catchin’ the Big Ones with The Captain in Missoula this morning!When Cap asked him where he would recommend you go fishing this weekend, Knotek recommended mountain lakes around western Montana. That is where he caught this beautiful cutthroat trout on a recent fishing trip to a secret Montana mountain lake. Now […]

Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering This Weekend in Lewistown!

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 Lewistown celebrates the culture of cowboy poetry next week at the 29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous, Aug. 14-17. Award winning Montana Cowboy Poetry is a celebration of “everything cowboy.” Over 100 cowboy poets, western musicians and artist/vendors from the upper Rocky Mountain west and Canada gather every August to share their […]

Concealed Carry Class-With Colonel Smoothbore

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Last week we looked at how the NRA’s three basic rules for firearms safety apply to concealed carry. Now let’s look at some of the criteria that should be included in any concealed carry firearms course. First, find an instructor that has been certified by a national firearms organization, a nationally recognized shooting academy, or […]

Tourist Crashes Drone into Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring

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Despite the ban on operating unmanned aircraft in the National Park, a tourist crashed a drone carrying camera equipment into one of Yellowstone’s hot springs. Park spokesman Al Nash said the drone’s operator reported that the aircraft crashed into the picturesque Grand Prismatic Spring last weekend. Tourists witnessed the crash. The drone is submerged in […]

Stillwater Splash-in…the Coolest Free Music “Gathering” You’ve Never Heard Of

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Montana is known for its outdoor majestic beauty and hidden spots to “get away from it all”. And while we have our fair share of state and national land open to the public to enjoy and recreate, there are just as many private land owners with the resources to call a piece of this paradise […]

International Fly Fishing Fair This Weekend in Livingston!

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If you don’t already eat, sleep, and breathe fly fishing, this weekend is your opportunity to soak in enough of the sport to get you well on your way. International Fly Fishing Fair is this weekend in Livingston, Montana, and organizers of the event are promising a packed schedule of pure fly fisherman’s paradise! The fair […]

Top Stories and Fishing Reports in MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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We have reached the middle of summer in Montana! There have been plenty of great fishing reports and outdoor adventures on www.montanaoutdoor this week. If you have been too busy enjoying the outdoors to catch up online, we have all the best stories and fishing reports for you right here:   Top Stories From This […]

Griz & Hiker Nearly Come Nose to Nose on Highline Trail in Glacier

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(Photo:  PHILIP GRANRUD ) It was captured in a photo, which of course is worth a thousand words. A grizzly bear was trodding along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park, a notoriously narrow, steep route, when it came around a bend in the trail meeting a equally surprised hiker coming opposite direction on the trail. […]