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$50K donation aimed at bolstering wolf counting effort in Montana

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$50K donation aimed at bolstering wolf counting effort in Montana


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Get decked out at the Ski and Board Swap in Great Falls

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Get decked out at the Ski and Board Swap in Great Falls


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Common hunting mistakes to avoid; recreational reminders for hunters, forest visitors

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Common hunting mistakes to avoid; recreational reminders for hunters, forest visitors


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What the heck was that?

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What the heck was that?


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US considers ending protections for northwest Montana bears

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US considers ending protections for northwest Montana bears


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More grizzly bears roaming outside national parks in Wyoming

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More grizzly bears roaming outside national parks in Wyoming


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Groups sue to stop mining exploration north of Yellowstone National Park

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Groups sue to stop mining exploration north of Yellowstone National Park


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  • Populations of swift foxes booming in Wyoming, growing in Montana
    Populations of swift foxes booming in Wyoming, growing in Montana

    , trib.com

    Or maybe folks just weren’t looking for them, and they’ve long been surviving in tiny pockets. “They are definitely around, but unless we ask it’s not on people’s radar,” said Megan O’Reilly, a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologist in Billings. “I’m going to guess they’re not as isolated as we thought.” Ashley Taylor, the FWP wildlife biologist in Harlowton, echoed O’Reilly’s comment
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Outdoors

  • 'Senseless killing': Poachers blast deer at least 8 deer with bird shot
    'Senseless killing': Poachers blast deer at least 8 deer with bird shot

    , greatfallstribune.com

    Some daring deer approached a group of hunters in central Indiana and one was so unafraid that it licked the barrel of a shotgun and allowed one of the men to stroke its neck. (May 9) Deer near Conrad also had head cut off A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden says the illegal shooting of at least eight deer in McCone County Saturday evening is one of the most senseless wildlife killings he's ever seen
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Adventures

  • 'Senseless killing': Poachers blast deer at least 8 deer with bird shot
    'Senseless killing': Poachers blast deer at least 8 deer with bird shot

    , greatfallstribune.com

    Some daring deer approached a group of hunters in central Indiana and one was so unafraid that it licked the barrel of a shotgun and allowed one of the men to stroke its neck. (May 9) Deer near Conrad also had head cut off A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden says the illegal shooting of at least eight deer in McCone County Saturday evening is one of the most senseless wildlife killings he's ever seen
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Wildlife

  • Little refuge for wildlife as smoke lingers over region
    Little refuge for wildlife as smoke lingers over region

    , billingsgazette.com

    SPOKANE, Wash. — Wild critters can't heed health agency warnings to take refuge indoors from the pall of wildfire smoke smothering the West. They're stuck outside, coping with bad air quality much as they deal with weather extremes throughout the year. "Wildlife appears to be hunkering down a little more," said Madonna Luers, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department spokeswoman in Spokane
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Bears

  • Bear in back of pickup, supposedly near death, wasn't
    Bear in back of pickup, supposedly near death, wasn't

    , missoulian.com

    PABLO — A Good Samaritan created a bit of stir in the parking lot of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal complex in Pablo Wednesday morning. The man apparently spotted an adult black bear that had been hit by car on Highway 35 north Polson, according to CSKT Fish and Game Chief Pablo Espinoza. When the man got out of his pickup truck to investigate, he discovered the bear was still breathing
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Conservation

  • Groups sue to stop mining exploration north of Yellowstone National Park
    Groups sue to stop mining exploration north of Yellowstone National Park

    , missoulian.com

    Opponents of mining outside Yellowstone National Park are challenging a decision by Montana environmental regulators to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park. The Park County Environmental Council and Greater Yellowstone Coalition sued the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and Lucky Minerals, Inc. on Friday in state District Court in Park County. Lucky Minerals was given approval to drill on private land in the Absaroka Mountains southeast of Emigrant to gauge its copper, gold, silver and molybdenum deposits
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National Parks

  • Montana man dies after 100-foot fall in Glacier National Park
    Montana man dies after 100-foot fall in Glacier National Park

    , missoulian.com

    WEST GLACIER — Officials with Montana's Glacier National Park say a visitor who was taking photographs of the scenery fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert and plunged off a steep cliff to his death. Park officials said in a statement Monday that 26-year-old Robert Durbin of Corvallis, Montana, died Saturday. They say Durbin was taking photos along Haystack Creek next to the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is known for its dramatic scenery and vertigo-inducing heights
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Fishing

  • FWP bans fires at fishing access sites in Stillwater, Big Horn counties
    FWP bans fires at fishing access sites in Stillwater, Big Horn counties

    , billingsgazette.com

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will ban campfires and restrict smoking and other activities on its fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Stillwater and Big Horn counties starting Friday, July 7 because of wildfire danger. FWP will follow the lead of commissioners in the two counties and enter Stage 1 fire restrictions. Chief Plenty Coups State Park in Big Horn County is not included in the restrictions
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