Monday, August 08, 2022

Warren Illi: Flathead Outdoors

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Updated 1 year, 3 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 2 weeks, 4 days 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 1 month 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Strength in numbers

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

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Elk Management

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

Updated 8 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.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanksgiving traditions

Happy Thanksgiving! This is one, if not the happiest weekends of the year for me.

Updated 9 months ago
Hunter's dream season is here

The best half of our five-week deer rifle season is ahead.

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Opening day, it's here at last

Over 100,000 other Montana hunters and non-resident hunters will enjoy Montana’s millions of acres of public land and private land open to public hunting this Saturday.

Updated 10 months ago
Making sense of FWP hunt proposals

To say that Montana hunting regulations are complicated would be a gross understatement. So, FWP’s goal of simplifying hunting regulations is a very worthwhile goal. I wish them well.

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Are wolf, bear regs really needed?

With the end of summer and the fall season here, all of us living in bear country must be aware of how bears, both black bears and grizzly bears, are on a relentless search for food or calories in order to surviv...

Updated 11 months ago
Fall is here and it's time to hunt

If you are a hunter like myself, most of us feel we are entering the best three months of the year.