Milling around for morel mushrooms
Denny Proctor likens mushroom hunting to kids’ play.
Hells Canyon may face low flows
Idaho Power, the company that operates the three-dam Hells Canyon complex on the Snake River, is warning commercial and recreational jet boaters that flows could get bony in the canyon later t…
Backcountry Horsemen celebrate 20 years
The Shoshone Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of America is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a ride and dinner June 1 at the Crandell Trailhead, just south of Crandell, Wyo.
Moore spends 50 years as FWP volunteer
In 1946, just after the end of World War II, it was hard for a hunter to find a new rifle.
Fishing Report: Expect fishermen to be out over Memorial Day
It was wet and sloppy in parts of the region last weekend.
Wyoming outdoors: Librarian fishing 52 rivers in 52 weeks
Recently I guided a woman whose goal for the year was to fish 52 rivers in 52 weeks.
Gear junkie: Thermos 'Travel Tumbler' lives up to promises
Thermos bottles have been around for more than 100 years. A new type is made for your morning coffee or tea.
State plans safety classes for 1-person pontoon users
Three Float Smart workshops are planned at state parks in Billings, Helena and Kalispell in June.
3D shoot set for Sunday at Rod, Gun Club
The Billings Rod and Gun Club will host a 3D Shoot on Sunday.
Boat ramps usable at Eastern Montana reservoirs
Water levels at most Reclamation-managed reservoirs in Eastern Montana are at or above average for this time of year, according to Brent Esplin, area manager for Reclamation’s Montana Area Office.
Rancher kills black bear northeast of Forsyth
A black bear that had been reported several times since Sunday, including within the city limits of Forsyth, was shot and killed Tuesday morning.
Washington wrestles with wolf resurgence
“Wolves are the most challenging wildlife issue on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s plate this year, bar none,” says Nate Pamplin, assistant director. “And we don’t want to be alo…
After rainout, Buffalo Rifle Gong Match reset
Last week’s Buffalo Rifle Gong Match was rained out and has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday at the Yellowstone Rifle Club.
2 programs planned at Audubon Center
Events planned at the Audubon Conservation Center in June include:
Bowhunters plan carp shoot at Canyon Ferry
The Montana Bowhunters Association will host the 11th Annual Canyon Ferry Carp Safari on June 8 on Canyon Ferry Lake.
PeaceMakers to hold match on Saturday
The Montana PeaceMakers will hold a match Saturday at the Billings Rod and Gun Club.
In search of Maclean's fishing holes
MISSOULA -- If you come to a certain bend in the Big Blackfoot River above the mouth of Belmont Creek on a summer morning, you’ll glimpse the rhapsody of these waters.
Off trail: Memories, miseries of rafting
A cutting torch is not the type of equipment usually required to launch a raft on the first float of the season. Then again, I’m not your usual rafter.
Out there: Sneaky magpies slowly making their return
I never thought I’d say I missed magpies, but for the last several years the rakish black-and-white birds have been rare sights in my corner of northeastern Montana.
Near-record antlers on display at Elk Refuge sale
JACKSON — A near-record set of antlers found on the National Elk Refuge will be on display but won't be for sale at an auction in Jackson.
Groundwater test proposal gets good reviews
CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to require groundwater testing at oil and gas drilling sites has gotten good reviews from environmental advocates, landowners and industry representatives.
Madison fishing access site reopened
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has reopened the Three Dollar Bridge fishing access site on the Madison River. The site was closed on May 7 to accommodate construction work.
Youths sought for target shooting club
Shooters interested in starting a Scholastic Steel Challenge program should meet at the Billings Rod and Gun Club at 6 p.m. Thursday in the pistol building.
Newcastle woman on crusade to build hiking trails
NEWCASTLE — At first, weeds and grass grew through the trail. Not enough people walked over it to beat them down.
Smithsonian loans Cody museum 64 unique pieces
CODY, Wyo — When it comes to historical firearms negotiations, do not underestimate the value of a competitive ballroom dancer and the tenacity of a retired U.S. Navy captain.