Tuesday, October 03, 2023


Want to know the latest in today's outdoors news? Below, we share breaking news articles and updates.

Updated 5 days, 10 hours ago

Exploring Montana's backroads

If you want to enjoy this week’s Outdoor column, you must set your clock back 100 years or more as we explore a ...

Updated 5 days, 10 hours ago
Volunteers invited to Hawk Watch in Glacier Park

Glacier National Park will host its annual Mount Brown Hawk Watch Program on Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near Lake McDonald Lodge.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Prescribed burns planned around Northwest Montana

Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct fall prescribed burning as conditions become favorable, and smoke will be visible from the Flathead Valley.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Climbing competition at Stone Hill makes a comeback

In rock climbing lingo, to crank is to pull on a climbing hold as hard as possible. This month, climbers from all over the northwest are getting pumped for t...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Flathead Audubon honors individuals, businesses with conservation awards

Three individuals and one business received Conservation Achievement Recognitions this year from Flathead Audubon Society.

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Hungry Horse Reservoir's west side road reopens

The west side road of Hungry Horse Reservoir reopened to the public Friday, allowing travel all the way to Spotted Bear Ranger Station. The road had been cl...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
There’s such a thing as trail etiquette

The uppermost switchback on the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is eight feet wide. Yet the last time I hiked out, I was stymied by a group of young hikers walking down shoulder to shoulder, tapp...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Hike to Sperry Chalet really a one-star review?

A one-star AllTrails review of the Sperry Trail to its namesake chalet by Chris Pike describes the adventure as, “Six miles of horse manure, sun-baked gravel...

Updated 1 month ago
Timber harvesting and wild game

For this outdoor column, I want to discuss how to improve big game populations in Northwest Montana.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Northern Manitoba fishing paradise revisited

Last month my wife, son Erik and myself revisited one of my favorite fishing holes in North America.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Alaska’s predator-control program makes no sense

Grizzly bears in Alaska, called brown bears, that live around the town of Bethel, population 6,325, should have a good life as they don’t interact with many people.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Night moves: Citizen scientists help document Glacier's pollinators

A waxing gibbous peeked above the treeline as nightfall darkened Glacier National Park on Saturday, July 29. Along Quarter Circle Bridge Road, mercury vapor ...

Updated 2 months ago
Keep your bear spray handy

Managing grizzly bears is a difficult if not an impossible job for wildlife managers.

Updated 2 months ago
Bear attack survivor shares tips for recreating in grizzly country

As he was dangling from the mouth of a record-size brown bear in Alaska, several thoughts surged through Brent Hudson’s badly bleeding head.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Mule deer quotas adjusted in response to spring surveys

While mule deer populations remain steady in portions of the state, spring green-up surveys conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologists...