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Wolf report shows stable population numbers through 2021
August 12, 2022 7 a.m.

Wolf report shows stable population numbers through 2021

In the past season, a total of 273 wolves were taken, 148 by hunters and 125 by trappers, according to figures from FWP.

July 12, 2022 7 a.m.

Local meetings in the works for elk management

In Northwest Montana, meetings will be held in Libby, Eureka, Kalispell and Thompson Falls. Dates and times have not yet been announced yet for those meetings.

April 12, 2022 7 a.m.

USFS looks to add 200 private acres, public Falls Creek Falls access

Kootenai National Forest officials look to tap the Land and Water Conservation Fund to acquire about 200 now-private acres adjoining Savage Lake and Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.

Teck appears in Libby, fights back on troubling fish data
April 5, 2022 7 a.m.

Teck appears in Libby, fights back on troubling fish data

Canada’s premier steelmaking-coal miner says fish tissue flagging dangerous doses of an otherwise trace mineral remain bloated downstream in Northwestern Montana and beyond.

Cabinet View's front 9 opens for play
April 5, 2022 7 a.m.

Cabinet View's front 9 opens for play

The front nine at Cabinet View Golf Club is open for the season.

Spring turkey hunting draws near, bird numbers appear strong
April 1, 2022 7 a.m.

Spring turkey hunting draws near, bird numbers appear strong

Montana’s spring hunt for nonnative wild turkey starts five days later this season.

Recent data spell trouble for Koocanusa fish
March 22, 2022 7 a.m.

Recent data spell trouble for Koocanusa fish

If recent data from peamouth chub and other fish hold valid insight — and at least, biologists in Montana believe they do — selenium levels at Lake Koocanusa reach as high as 250 percent of what’s allowed in Montana waters.

March 18, 2022 7 a.m.

Montana not interested in 30 by 30 initiative, says governor

Gov. Greg Gianforte registered his opposition to President Joe Biden’s plan to conserve 30% of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030 in a March 7 letter to the Interior Department that questioned the level of detail available in the plan and asserted that the federal government lacks jurisdiction and funding to execute the proposal.

City councilors turn attention back to turkeys
March 18, 2022 7 a.m.

City councilors turn attention back to turkeys

When City Councilor Gary Beach broached the idea of contacting state officials to discuss getting a handle on Libby’s wild turkey population on March 7, colleague Hugh Taylor wished him luck.

Wild pig reports on the rise in Montana
March 15, 2022 7 a.m.

Wild pig reports on the rise in Montana

Feral swine appear to be rooting up in Montana — and invasive species officials say they will be ramping up Big Sky’s “Squeal on Pigs!” campaign in the Flathead Valley and surrounding area.