Outdoors

What's there to do in the great outdoors? Here we've got a bevy of local outdoor activities and destinations to explore.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago

Climate change, habitat loss threaten iconic bird species

Etched in the early score of Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony” are the names of several birds whose songs are remi...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
More hunting could be had at local refuges

The federal government has made a proposal to increase hunting and fishing chances on wildlife refuges across the country, including two in Western Montana.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
In trying times, Nelson takes the helm of Glacier Institute

It wasn’t that long ago that Anthony Nelson was brushing the teeth of his favorite hippopotamus or feeding endangered African penguins.

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Somers Beach comment period extended

The comment period for the proposed Somers Beach state park along Flathead Lake’s north shore has been extended to Wednesday.

Updated 4 months ago
Nonresident boaters will need new pass before launching in Montana

Nonresident boaters and anglers visiting Montana will see new rules regarding aquatic invasive species this year, including a fee reduction for anglers.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Flathead warns about Coram forest

Flathead National Forest would like to remind the public there are additional protection measures in effect in the Coram Experimental Forest to preserve long-term research efforts in the area.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Author says wilderness experience still exists in National Parks

Whitefish author and adventurer Becky Lomax says there’s a place to experience wilderness where one doesn’t expect it: our national parks.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Canyon Ferry restrictions lifted

Restrictions on Canyon Ferry reservoir boat launches have been removed allowing all boaters to access all boat ramps this year, Montana Fish, wildlife and Parks has announced. FWP says it sought to remove the lau...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Of lynx and fire

It didn’t take long for biologists to discern which animals left behind the first few sets of snowy tracks.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Frozen Moose more than just logging, Forest Service says

The Forest Service aims to accomplish much more than homeowner protection from wildfires through the Frozen Moose Project. That was the message presented by ...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
FWP Commission declines to extend wolf season in Region 1

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Feb. 13 to maintain the wolf hunting and trapping seasons and bag limit in Region 1 per 2019 regulations, desp...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
2019 saw another 50-plus grizzly mortalities

For the second year in a row, 51 grizzly bear deaths were recorded across the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem in 2019. That ties 2018’s record.

Updated 5 months ago
FWP makes changes to 2020 licenses, will use regular paper

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ licensing process is becoming more digitally streamlined this year. Hunters and anglers can anticipate a few changes when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1. Ultimatel...

Updated 5 months ago
FWP seeks volunteers to teach hunter ed

Montana’s hunting legacy depends on active, skilled and ethical hunters who pass on their traditions to new generations and Montana needs more volunteer instructors, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says.