Friday, July 19, 2024


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

Updated 13 hours, 37 minutes ago

Columbia Falls man fends off grizzly attack with handgun

A Columbia Falls man shot and killed a grizzly bear after he was attacked while picking huckleberries on Thursday …

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Fishing for muskie

What’s probably the rarest game fish in Northwest Montana? I’ll bet that 99% of local fishermen can’t answer that question correctly.

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
UM students keep traditions alive ahead of Foresters’ Ball

Kidnapping a mounted moose head comes with challenges. Just ask the students in the University of Montana’s Alexander Blewett III School of Law.

Updated 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Glacier National Park advance vehicle reservations available Jan. 25

Advance vehicle reservation tickets for Glacier National Park become available Jan. 25 at 8 a.m. Mountain Time, officials said Tuesday.

Updated 6 months ago
Local organizations create online guide to living in the Flathead

The idea started two years ago when local groups started talking together about creating a resource to expand people’s knowledge of the area, and what it means…

Updated 6 months ago
Whitefish's Tom Ray joins elk foundation board

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation enters its 40th year of conservation with Fred Lekse serving a second consecutive year as board chair. Leske is joined by two new members representing Montana.

Updated 6 months ago
Tahoe avalanche survivor was minutes from death before rescue

The first sign of trouble came in the form of a spray of snow, rolling down from above where Jason Parker had come to a stop near the top of one of California'…

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Blacktail Mountain opens for ski season Sunday

Following a good dose of winter weather this week, Blacktail Mountain Ski Area plans to open for the season on Sunday, Jan. 14 with limited terrain.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Nordic skiing trails open in Whitefish, Bigfork, Columbia Falls

Glacier Nordic Center in Whitefish finally opened for the season this week after a winter storm dumped just enough snow to thoroughly blanket the trails at Whi…

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Failed fishery management

Sunday’s Daily Inter Lake had an interesting article about a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposal for what might be viewed as reinventing the wheel. The proposal is considering to restart a program to kill lak…

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Climbers raise red flags over proposed anchor rules for national parks

The mountain climbing community is concerned that new rules being proposed by the National Park Service and Forest Service could hinder their sport, making som…

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Whitefish skier visits down over holiday break

“Pray for snow.” Those three words are familiar to anyone who has lived in a ski town; you see them scrawled on dirty car windows or you hear them uttered at l…

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
The bold and skilled Canada Jay

Perisoreus canadensis was originally named Canada Jay, so it seems appropriate that after being Gray Jay from 1956-2018, the American Ornithological Society ch…

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Start the ice fishing season at Sunriser tourney

Yes, in spite of our unusually warm weather, ice fishing season is here. ‘Tis the hard water fishing season!

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Study reveals decline in mammal diversity with urbanization

An elk pauses to gaze into the valley; a red fox playfully pounces into the snow; a mountain lion carries a white-tailed deer in its clamped jaws.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Reviewing the elk management plan

During the last few days, I have been reading the new 470-page Montana Statewide Elk Management Plan. What was of most interest to me and probably most hunters, is found on pages 15-41.