Current issue: July-August 2014 Montana Outdoors July-August 2014

In this issue:

Finding A Way In: Millions of acres of public hunting land in Montana appear inaccessible. How hunters and others are figuring out ways to get there. Read more >>

Where Are All the Elk? FWP researchers found them. Now they’re trying to figure out how to get the animals back onto public land. Read more >>

Getting There: Why going hunting can be every bit as essential as the hunt itself. Read more >>

Congress Gives Wildlife a Boost: Conservation leaders say the final 2014 Farm Bill does much for Montana’s pheasants, ducks, deer, songbirds, and other grassland wildlife. Read More >>

A Hunter’s Heavy Heart Over Sage-grouse: Essay.

Getting the Green Light: A rancher’s tips for gaining access to private land this season. Read more >>

How Freedom Feels: Essay.

Keeping the Faith: Knowing he’d been lucky beyond measure to draw two coveted tags in one year, he wasn’t going to let a little bad luck get in the way of filling them both. Read more >>

Montana Outdoors Portrait: Western red cedar.

Our Point of View: Sage-grouse season closures reflect FWP’s concern about number decliness. Read more >>

Eating the Outdoors: Blue Grouse and Shallots.

FWP At Work: Ken Farthing.

Back Porch: Pondering the Elk Hunt.

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Fishing for Serenity

Cracking the Code:Figuring out Montana’s massive trout rivers when you’re accustomed to fishing small streams.


Black bears

Disappearing Acts: The amazing ways that animals hide from us and each other.

Natural World

Black bears

Untrammeled:On its 50th anniversary, a look at the historical forces that forged the Wilderness Act, and what wildlands mean to us today


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.