Friday, March 24, 2023

Warren Illi: Flathead Outdoors

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Updated 1 year, 10 months ago

The goose is loose

Earlier this week I took my own advice from my column two weeks ago and did a little multi-tasking in the great ...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Wolf management

Our legislators are busy at work trying to save Montana taxpayers some money.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
In pursuit of yellow perch

Wow, it’s February and we are past the half- way point in our winter.

Updated 2 months ago
Grizzly management a public safety issue

Montana biologists have many challenges when managing many of the world class wildlife populations of elk, mountain sheep and other wildlife species found in Montana.

Updated 5 months ago
Opening day his finally here

Opening day. Those words have an almost sacred meaning if you are one of the 100,000 or more Montana resident hunters and thousands of non-resident hunters that will be welcoming the opening of the general rifle ...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Montana elk management

The best part of Northwest Montana’s archery hunting season for elk will come in two weeks when bull elk will lose much of their normal caution and instinct for survival during the peak of the annual rut.

Updated 7 months ago
Early fall hunting, fishing awaits

For the outdoor person or family, the coming weeks will offer many more outdoor recreation opportunities as the summer season winds down and we move into early fall hunting.

Updated 8 months ago
Good pay and good fishing

Here it is, mid-July, and we aren’t breathing unhealthy air from forest fires. We can be thankful for a cool wet spring, so lots of forest vegetation is still mostly green, not yet burnable.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Delicious kokanee

For those of us that like to fish or eat fresh fish, July is the ideal time in Northwest Montana to enjoy a fish fry of delicious kokanee salmon.

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
Spring water safety

During the last couple of weeks there have been three tragic drownings of local folks enjoying some of Northwest Montana’s rivers and lakes.

Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Turkey season

It’s springtime in the Flathead. Similar to the fall season, the outdoor person has many choices of what to do in the great Flathead outdoors.

Updated 1 year ago
Online hassle

For Montana hunters, both resident and nonresident hunters, March is time to do some heavy duty planning for the 2022 fall hunting season.

Updated 1 year ago
Thompson Chain of Lakes easement

It’s still wintertime in the Flathead, but spring is just around the corner - I hope. This past couple of weeks have been busy for many of us that hunt, fish and hike in the great Flathead Outdoors.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Strength in numbers

Is the end of all hunting, fishing and trapping in sight?

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Elk Management

I am always amused by citizens that say all wildlife management should be science based.

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Outdoors columnist bags big bull elk

Hunting with me was my guide, Brett and a hunting facilitator, Greg, who books hunts for an outfitter named Bob Walker.