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Outdoors

What's there to do in the great outdoors? Here we've got a bevy of local outdoor activities and destinations to explore.

Updated 4 hours, 45 minutes ago

State takes aim at scents, lures in CWD fight

In an effort to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is poised to curb ...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Troy secures state grants for campground, trailhead

Troy City Council recently received two state grants totaling $36,000 in an effort to boost the municipality’s tourist attractions.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
New Montana state record walleye caught in Holter Lake

Trevor Johnson of Helena reeled in a nearly 3-foot-long walleye from Holter Lake near Helena on May 10.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Hundreds of dead fish found in lower Madison River

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana fisheries biologists are investigating after hundreds of fish were found dead in a stretch of the lower Madison River south of Three Forks, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks...

Updated 4 weeks ago
County commissioners seek more info on local USFS project

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners have sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service officials highlighting concerns about how a local forestry project would address wildfire risks near private properties.

Updated 1 month ago
Libby approves deer management plan

Libby City Council approved a portion of a wildlife management plan pertaining to the municipality’s urban deer population as a resolution May 3.

Updated 1 month ago
Forest Service officials seek funds for deferred maintenance projects

U.S. Forest Service officials are seeking between $1.8 and $2.3 million to address deferred maintenance projects in the Kootenai National Forest next year.

Updated 1 month ago
Rangers rescue two bikers after avalanche on Sun Road

Glacier National Park rangers rescued two bicyclists who were trapped by an avalanche Thursday night on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Neither was injured.

Updated 1 month ago
After reappearing in Montana range, grizzly killed over cows

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in central Montana have killed the first confirmed grizzly bear in modern times in the Big Snowy Mountains south of Lewistown, state wildlife officials said Friday.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness seek volunteers

With summer approaching, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are looking for volunteers to help maintain trails and educate hikers.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Second Knotty Pine project meeting held to dispel rumors, misinformation

U.S. Forest Service officials held a public meeting last week in hopes of dispelling persistent misinformation surrounding an upcoming forestry project.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Misinformation fueled showdown at informational meeting for Knotty Pine project

U.S. Forest Service officials had to shut down a public meeting on a forestry project last week after it devolved into a shouting match.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hecla officials promote reclamation efforts at Troy mine site

In celebration of Earth Day, officials with Hecla Mining Co. last week touted their reclamation efforts at the Troy Mine.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Men cited over helicopter poaching of wolves

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana men have been cited over illegally poaching two wolves from a helicopter in the Big Hole Valley.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Grizzly victim knew risks of living with bears, friends say

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bears are part of life in the gateway communities bordering Yellowstone National Park, and backcountry snowmobile guide Charle...