Thursday, September 28, 2023


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 year, 1 month ago

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 f...

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Public comment period extended for Montana hunting regulations

The deadline for public comment on the 2022-23 hunting regulation proposals has been extended from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Wildlife officials start feeding elk in central Idaho

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials have started feeding elk west of Ketchum and Sun Valley in central Idaho to keep them out of populated areas.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Organizers gathering suggestions on boosting Troy's outdoor activities

Organizers with an outdoor access program are compiling public feedback on a plan intended to guide the management of recreational opportunities in the Troy ...

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Hunting regulation changes remain open for public comment

A series of proposed changes to hunting regulations, including an adjustment to the mule deer season in Lincoln County, is open for public comment.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
FWP finalizes purchase of 772 acres near Columbia Falls

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks closed a deal Tuesday afternoon to purchase 772 acres of prime wildlife habitat along the Flathead River just east of Columbia Falls from the Columbia Falls Aluminum Co., and its p...

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
FWP takes comment on upcoming fishing contests

State officials have opened public comments for open-water fishing contests in 2022, including angling competitions in Lake Koocanusa and the Thompson Chain of Lakes.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
‘Firestorm’ of public comment leads FWP to rethink elk management proposals

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has backpedaled on a controversial elk management strategy after a public response that FWP Director Henry “Hank” Worsech de...

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
New conservation agreement aims to protect grizzlies north of Whitefish

A 100-acre piece of prime grizzly bear habitat will remain open and undeveloped near Tamarack Creek north of Whitefish, thanks to the efforts of a conservation-minded landowner and the Vital Ground Foundation.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Nature reserve buys ranch, grows to more than 700 square miles

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A privately-owned nature reserve that's trying to build a Connecticut-sized park where bison and other wildlife can freely roam on the U.S. Northern Plains says it is purchasing a 50-square...

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
FWP to survey hunters

State officials are seeking feedback from hunters in a push to understand the results of the 2021 season.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Montana advances grizzly bear plans that could allow hunting

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials on Tuesday advanced plans that could allow grizzly bear hunting in areas around Glacier and Yellowstone nat...

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
American Forest Resource Council lines up against Ripley suit

A regional trade association has signed on against a lawsuit that aims to stop a controversial forestry project south of Libby.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Visitors flock to Montana state parks

Montana state parks saw a surge in visitation for the second year in a row with more than 2.9 million visitors passing through the public lands between January and September.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Massive conservation easement a done deal

The Trust for Public Land, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and Stimson Lumber Co. recently completed a project that permanently protects the resources on m...

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Chronic wasting disease found in two deer in Idaho

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife managers say two deer killed in north-central Idaho have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It's the first ti...