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In this issue:

They Swam Beneath Dinosaurs: For 70 million years, paddlefish have lived in what is today Montana. Here’s how FWP is helping this amazing fish species thrive in the most challenging era of its existence. Read more >>

Pretty Little Predators: Dragonflies are lovely to look at. Unless you’re a mosquito or other prey. Read more >>

Rebirth of the Upper Clark Fork: No one can make a new river... Except maybe they can. Read more >>

Straight from the Source: Five expert Montana fly-fishing guides identify the most common errors they see—and how to correct them. Read more >>

Working the Walleye Factory: Fresno produces more of these delicious fish per acre than any other reservoir in Montana. Here’s how to put some in your cooler. Read more >>

Our Point of View: FWP’s Constant Balancing Acts. Read more >>

Tasting Montana: Venison Curry.

FWP At Work: Natalie Finnegan, Network Systems Analyst. Read more >>

Outdoors Report:

Sketchbook: Getting Stoked on Conservation.

Outdoors Portrait: Grasshopper Sparrow.

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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

The Amazing Spider Silk:From catching insects to inspiring revolutionary medical devices, this remarkable material is worthy of a superhero.


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.