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 1 week ago

Grizzlies out and about after winter denning

Radio collar signals reveal that at least two male grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem have left their d...

Updated 4 days, 14 hours ago
Southern Pines Plantations to continue block management of former Plum Creek land after sale

The company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana said it fully intends to keep the property in the state’s block management program, which allows hunting and other access to the pub...

Updated 1 week ago
Walleyes in Upper Thompson Lake likely from Noxon Reservoir

Scientific analysis determined that two walleyes discovered in Upper Thompson Lake in October were illegally introduced on separate occasions from the Lower Clark Fork reservoir system.

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Working for and in one of the world’s ‘wild hearts’

Sandy Compton finds sacred ground in stone cathedrals carved by glaciers, in landscapes of cirques and tarns and scree. Hymns in this wild country rely on pr...

Updated 4 weeks ago
Volunteer trail projects include one in the southern Cabinets

The Montana Wilderness Association plans to host two volunteer trail maintenance projects this summer in northwest Montana, including one in the southern Cabinet Mountains and one in the Swan Range.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
FWP hunting licenses and permits go digital this year

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced changes this week that will, among other things, require applicants for a special hunting licens...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
FWP officials propose increasing wolf harvest

Many people in northwest Montana harbor strong feelings about gray wolves.

Updated 2 months ago
Amongst silent giants

The grove of western red cedars includes ancient specimens that were likely growing around the time the Spanish introduced horses to North America in the ear...