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Warren Illi: Flathead Outdoors

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Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Fish management failures

Last week I drove to my cabin in the Thompson Chain of Lakes, planning to do some spring cabin chores and squeeze …

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Right to bear arms

Here we are in the middle of the Fourth of July week.

Updated 11 months ago
A fishing lure junkie

As you read this column about fishing, my wife, son and friend from Kalispell will be on our way to Northern Manitoba for some world class fishing.

Updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Kokanee salmon management

One of the most favorite fisheries in Northwest Montana is the Kokanee salmon. These hard fighting, good eating fish are a favorite of anglers and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Updated 12 months ago
New angling opportunities in Montana

Similar to most fishermen or should I say anglers, since there are some very dedicated local lady anglers, I am always looking for more information about how t…

Updated 1 year ago
Pass the WD-40

It’s springtime in the Flathead! For the outdoor minded resident, we have a host of options for outdoor fun.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
2023 elk hunting regs in Montana

Montana is usually ranked as one of America’s best elk hunting states. Deer, antelope, mountain sheep, game birds and numerous other wildlife species are the annual targets of over 100,000 Montana hunters.

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Wolf management

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

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
In pursuit of yellow perch

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

Updated 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 7 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 se…

Updated 1 year, 8 months 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 1 year, 9 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 1 year, 10 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 1 year, 10 months 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 years 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.