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Still paddling at 87: Montana man kayaks Smith River

Montana’s


When seeking bison, start with Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley

For spectacular wildlife viewing, there’s nothing quite like the annual bison breeding season in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley in late July and August.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Reader photo: Where the buffalo sleep

Mike Gass took this photo of a resting American bison in the National Bison Range, a wildlife refuge in Montana. In the background are the snow-covered Mission Mountains.


Famed Montanan fossil of a T. rex headed to the nation’s capital

A long time ago, in a part of this state that is now arid desert but was then humid swampland, an egg hatched. It was the beginning of an epoch-spanning …


Pedaling perfection: Cycling Montana’s Going-to-the-Sun Road

With temperatures in the low 70s under bluebird skies, I found myself climbing the iconic


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming …


Big Sky Track and Field Championships day three results

Day three of the 2019 Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships has come to end. Search below to see the top results from Montana and Montana State. The meet …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Montana governor Steve Bullock signs sports betting bill

Montana has become the first state this year to authorize sports betting. Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the Montana State Lottery to oversee wagering on sports through …


Brown trout, sauger thriving in Bighorn River

One of Montana’s premier trout fishing streams, the


Why the water tastes funny: Poop taints Beartooth lakes, streams

Hiking to 21 lakes in the Beartooth Mountains was a fun way for Dan Pendergraph to spend last summer, but the trips had a disheartening downside.


Scientists saving pallid sturgeon in Montana still face hurdles

A bevy of scientists has helped Montana’s most threatened fish avoid blinking out.


From adrenaline filled alpine descents to meditative Nordic trips, western Montana offers everything a skier could want

The immaculately groomed Nordic trails stretch out like corduroy ribbons on the glistening hillsides around Lone Mountain Ranch.


Montana wolf payout bill called unethical

A pair of bills to encourage more people to kill wolves drew spirited debate at the Montana Legislature’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee Jan. 31.


After beloved wolf’s shooting near Cooke City, baiting rumors rile mountain town

Questions about whether some Cooke City residents are baiting wolves has raised the hackles of a few of the remote town’s business owners.


Spokane climbers establish a new route in the wilds of Montana

Two Spokane climbers established a new route in the wilds of Montana.


Queen City Football Club Offers Year-Round Options

Queen City Football club recently opened an indoor soccer facility in Helena and that’s not all that the youth organization has to offer.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Two rarely seen woodland caribou spotted in Montana

Two woodland caribou, a rarely seen member of the deer family, have been spotted in northwest Montana, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlfie & Parks news release.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

900-pound grizzly wanders into Montana Hutterite Colony

A 900-pound grizzly wandered into the garage of a Hutterite Colony in Montana, Wednesday.


Montana gets grant to fight invasive mussels

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced a $837,000 grant to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to combat invasive mussels, according to a news release. The funds will improve inspection and …


Going-to-the-Sun Road closed

The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park closed Sept. 29 because of a snowstorm and early-winter weather, according to a news release.


Montana will test for CWD

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be sampling deer and elk for bovine tuberculosis (TB) while conducting CWD surveillance during the coming general big game season, according to a news …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Montana father, son invent one-handed reel for paralyzed friend

Frank Ewalt – a Billings City Council member, small businessman, 25-year teacher of hunter education and retired firefighter – has turned his inventive expertise to making a motorized fishing reel …


Montana ‘hoot owl’ restrictions lifted

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will lift afternoon and evening fishing restrictions Friday on the Sun River west of Great Falls in the wake of recent cooler water temperatures.


Montana woman immigrated from Germany, tied world-famous trout flies for decades

An abusive father, daily bombings and three weeks of walking without food as a young World War II refugee tarnished the early years of Anna Patterson’s life, but you wouldn’t …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Former Carroll College coach Bob Petrino Sr. dies in Montana

Longtime Carroll College football coach Bob Petrino Sr., the father of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino and Idaho coach Paul Petrino, has died at his home in Montana. He was …


Montana’s wolf population remains strong

The 2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program’s annual report found that there are about 900 wolves in the state. According to a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks news release, the most …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Mysterious wolf-like animal found in Montana igniting online speculation

A mysterious creature was shot and killed in Montana earlier this month.


Backcountry skiers, snowboarders displace wolverines, bighorn sheep in Montana’s backcountry

Wolverines and bighorn sheep have given humans an insight into winter backcountry use in Wyoming’s Teton Mountains – namely that the prime powder stashes that backcountry skiers and snowboarders like …


Montana Fishing Film Festival comes to Garland Theater

For the first time the


Ice patch research shows wherever bighorns went, ancient humans followed

Although ancient bighorn DNA analysis was a great way to link MSU professor Craig Lee’s research with fellow academics, he was more interested in what the dates of the skulls …