Saturday, June 15, 2024


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 month, 2 weeks ago

Heritage Museum seeks copies of old photos; readies for May 18 opening

The museum opens for the season at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, with the annual “Opening Day Celebration.”

Updated 2 years, 5 months ago
Fish and Game confirms chronic wasting disease in two more Idaho deer

Two more Idaho deer have been confirmed to have chronic wasting disease, a contagious, fatal neurological disease that was first detected in the state last month.

Updated 2 years, 5 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 2 years, 5 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 2 years, 5 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 ar…

Updated 2 years, 5 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 2 years, 5 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 par…

Updated 2 years, 5 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 2 years, 5 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 desc…

Updated 2 years, 5 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 2 years, 5 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 m…

Updated 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 6 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 natio…

Updated 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 6 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 mor…