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Bear Aware in Montana Bear Aware in Montana Montana is bear country. Grizzly bear populations continue to become denser and more widespread in Montana, increasing the likelihood that residents and recreationists will encounter them in more places each year. Read More Posted on Sep 4, 2023 Get Outside Volume XVII Fire Season in NW Montana and the woods are pretty much closed! As I sit in my living room and look out the sliding glass door, the air is thick with the smoke we have come to expect during fire season here in northwest Montana. Read More Posted on Sep 2, 2023 Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Stage 2 Fire Restrictions UPDATE: Stage 2 Fire restrictions are lifted as of Midnight 09/01/2023 LINK Read More Posted on Aug 5, 2023 Stage 1 Fire Restrictions In Place Stage 1 Fire Restrictions In Place Areas in Northwest Montana will soon be going under tighter restrictions. Interagency fire managers will put Stage I Fire Restrictions into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2023. Read More Posted on Jul 27, 2023 Recreational Use Permit Changes Recreational Use Permit Changes Starting July 1st 2023 recreationalist will need to purchase a conservation permit instead of the Recreational Use Permit. Read More Posted on Jun 30, 2023 Get Outside Volume XVI Get Outside Volume XVI Exploring some new parts of the valley. Read More Posted on Jun 30, 2023 Flathead Valley State Parks Flathead Valley State Parks Montana is truly a place of marvel! From the untamed wilderness to the local entertainment that it has to offer. There is always something to do in this wonderful state or an adventure you can enjoy with friends and family! Read More Posted on Dec 31, 2022 Get Outside Volume XIV Get Outside Volume XIV On Saturday December 10th we kicked off the 2nd edition of the Heritage Muzzle Loader season. Based on what we have seen in the gun department, lots of people are planning on getting out and giving this season a try. Since muzzle loading is new to so many folks we did our best to stock up on rifles and muzzle loading accessories prior to the season. Unfortunately, we were unable to obtain enough product from our distributors to keep up with demand. Percussion caps were in especially short supply. By the time the season opened anything related to muzzle loading except for powder was gone from our shelves. Read More Posted on Dec 28, 2022 Get Outside Volume XIII Get Outside Volume XIII The rifle opener is nearly here. Are you prepared?
I don’t know how archery season was for you but for me, this year was definitely a bust. For a myriad of reasons (family obligations, work, being too picky……) I did not manage to put any meat in the freezer. In my short career as a hunter, this is the first time I have not had success during a season that I set out to hunt in. Truthfully, I really shut down for archery season about three weeks before it ended but by no means have I given up on the year.
Read More Posted on Oct 20, 2022
Guidelines for Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Recreating on State Trust land in Montana With the upcoming hunting season, many people will likely hunt state trust land at some point. These lands, which can provide great recreational opportunity, are managed by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) for the benefit of the public schools and other public entities. In Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 in northeast Montana, large areas of state trust land are found in central Valley and western Daniels counties. Read More Posted on Sep 9, 2022 Get Outside Volume XII Get Outside Volume XII It’s hot out here. Time to get “Hucked” up! As we passed through the end of July and into early August the heat arrived with a vengeance. The last week brought scorching temperatures and made it easy for me to forget how cool and wet our spring and early summer was. Read More Posted on Aug 22, 2022