Current issue: November-December 2018

November-December 2018

In this issue:

The Healthy Goose: Each year the outdoor recreation industry produces “golden eggs” worth more than $7 billion to Montana’s economy. Are we reinvesting enough into natural resources, infrastructure, and conflict resolution to sustain that economic bounty? Read more >>

Becoming Better: AmeriCorps workers improve themselves—and their job prospects—while helping make Montana’s state parks better places to visit. Read more >>

Better Fishing Tomorrow: FWP’s Future Fisheries Improvement Program betters angling across Montana by restoring and enhancing the places where fish live and reproduce. Read more >>

Where Are the Wolverines? In an unprecedented multi-state survey, biologists found the forest carnivores everywhere they thought they should be—along with a few surprises. Read more >>

Our Point of View: Preserving Montana’s Unique Appeal. Read more >>

Tasting Montana: Perch Piccata.

FWP At Work: Regan Dean, Game Warden

Outdoors Report:

Sketchbook: Montana Millionaires

Outdoors Portrait: Pine Grosbeak

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Still Turning Heads

Still Turning Heads
: Despite record floods, growing recreational use, and a brief scare last summer, the upper Yellowstone River continues to reign as one of the nation’s top trout waters.

Montana Outdoors Best 100

Montana Outdoors Best 100

Check off your list: if someone wants to experience the highlights of our state’s outdoors, this is a greatplace to start.

Natural World

Carnivorous Plants

Beware the Savage Sundew: If you’re an insect, that is. Also watch out for bladderworts and Montana’s other carnivorous plants.


Pictograph Cave State Park

Standing for Montana: Strange stories of how the bitterroot, grizzly bear, mourning cloak butterfly, and Montana’s other state symbols came into existence.


Pictograph Cave State Park

Welcome to Montana Elk Hunting: Advice for residents and nonresidents on where to hunt, obtaining reliable information, and negotiating the licensing and permitting process.