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Warren Illi: Flathead Outdoors

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Updated 1 week, 3 days ago

Anglers, open water season is here!

So, put your ice fishing gear into storage and break out your boat and open water fishing gear.

Updated 1 year ago
Boat anglers must be cautious

Ready to go fishing? If you are an ice fisherman, I think you are out of luck until next December. If you are a boat fisherman, you have some limited options.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
What is impact of 'anti's' on wolf management?

Wolves, wolves and wolves.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
What is impact of ‘anti’s’ on wolf management?

Wolves, wolves and wolves.

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Pulling the trigger doesn't always make a great hunt

Last November was a transitional point in my adult life.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Entering the rut

Hunting season is entering the best two weeks of this deer and elk hunting season. Many veteran hunters have spent lots of time afield for the last several weeks, but have been reluctant to pull the trigger on an...

Updated 1 year, 6 months ago
The best time of the year is finally here

Ahh, autumn. For the outdoors person, especially the hunter, this is best time of the year.

Updated 1 year, 11 months ago
A declining wildland deer herd

Updated 4 years, 5 months ago
Youth hunt success

Last Saturday, 16-year-old Tegan Schaper was sprawled on the prairie grass sighting her .270 rifle at a nice mule deer buck that was 440 yards away.

Updated 4 years, 6 months ago
A wealth of hunting opportunities

For thousands of Flathead area hunters, hunting season is now moving into high gear.

Updated 4 years, 7 months ago
Recreation season turns toward fall activities

Like it or not, fall is here! Two weeks ago, the weekend before Labor Day weekend, we were at our cabin with our granddaughters. The lake water had cooled a little, but with afternoon temperatures in the 80s, it ...

Updated 4 years, 7 months ago
As summer wanes, fall hunting season beckons

I love summer. I love fishing with my boat. I don’t know what is more challenging — catching fish or trying to understand my electronic fish-finder.

Updated 4 years, 8 months ago
COLUMN: Boating - and boats - keep getting bigger and better

Wow, summer fun in the Flathead! During the last few days, the weather has been perfect for enjoying the hundreds of lakes and streams of Northwest Montana.

Updated 4 years, 9 months ago
COLUMN: Non-native fish are the reality in Montana

Two weeks ago I wrote a column on the fine sport of fishing for northern pike. At least one reader strongly disagreed with my column. His letter to the editor blasted me from all sides. I suspect if that writer w...

Updated 4 years, 9 months ago
COLUMN: Pike fishing has some serious fans

It is Saturday and here I am slaving away writing a column for next Thursday’s paper. I am sitting on the deck of my cabin on Crystal and Lavon Lakes in the Thompson Chain of Lakes. It is about 70 degrees and sunny.

Updated 4 years, 10 months ago
COLUMN: Release big fish to be caught again

Are you ready to catch a big fish? A more important question is what are you going to do with a really big fish when it is at the boat and ready to land? Are you going to keep the fish for a treasured wall mount,...