Rich Carignan scrambled up a craggy ridge in Idaho’s steep Salmon River country.
Idaho bowhunter Raymond Jones went missing on his son's 12th birthday, Sept. 7, 1968. Fifty-three years later, Jones' body was found by another bowhunter, solving a mystery that had long haunted his relatives, including his only son.
An elk calf was illegally shot on private land near White Sulphur Springs on Oct. 11.
A young bull moose was illegally killed by an archery hunter in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge around Sept. 4 and its antlers were later sawed off.
The route from Billings travels through Red Lodge and then along the Beartooth Scenic Byway, also known as Highway 212, that climbs to almost 11,000 feet before descending into a corner of northwestern Wyoming.
Almost 873,000 recreation visits were recorded, a 4% increase from last September and a 26% jump from September 2019.
The number of antelope hunters who stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ south-central Montana check stations over the weekend and the number of checked animals were down from 2019 and well below the historic average.
Early indications showed patterns and symptoms similar to epizootic hemorrhagic disease.
The recovery of elk populations in Montana has now led many of the state’s hunters and landowners to a crossroads, a divisive debate over how best to manage this wildlife wealth.
A lawsuit over Custer Gallatin National Forest’s handling of disputed trails is nearing resolution, and could have national implications for public access.
A memorandum of understanding has been signed by Montana State Parks and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe turning over management of Hell Creek State Park on Fort Peck Reservoir.
A scenic camping spot among the pine trees along the shores of northwest Montana’s Hungry Horse Reservoir can be found at Emery Bay Campground.
A 20-year-old woman from Washington suffered significant burns after attempting to rescue her dog after it jumped into a hot pool on Oct. 4 in Yellowstone National Park.
The newest gate was posted with a sign that reads: “Warning. No trespassing. You quite possibly could get shot or hurt and then try to sue resulting in a long drawn-out court battle. You will lose. This sign will be: Exhibit A.”
As the late, great comedian Norm Macdonald said: "I don’t want to get too political."
Divisions among Montanans regarding how elk should be managed on private lands were center stage in a short Sept. 24 Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting.
Drone overflights of the 74-acre Shedhorn fire burning south of Big Sky prompted forest officials to halt air operations twice.