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

In this issue:

Bedtime in the Backcountry: Tips on how to take your kids on overnight treks this summer. Read more >>

Bully Goats? Researchers try to figure out if relative newcomers to the Greater Yellowstone Area are displacing native bighorn sheep. Read more >>

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

A Wall of Protection: A comprehensive study on bear attacks in Alaska confirms that bear pepper spray is a better defense than firearms. Read More >>

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

Montana Outdoors Portrait: Pinedrops.

Our Point of View: The public’s voice in FWP affairs. Read more >>

Eating the Outdoors: Crab-stuffed morel mushrooms.

FWP At Work: Duane Johnson.

Back Porch: Garters in the Garden.

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Fishing for Serenity

Yellow Light on the Yellowstone: FWP proceeds with caution as it works to maintain the lower Yellowstone River’s diverse native fishery in the face of diversion dams, water withdrawals, and growing numbers of anglers.


Black bears

More Fangs in the Forest: Montana is home to higher numbers of large carnivores today than any time since the 19th century. Now what?

Natural World

Black bears

The Land That Time Forgot:What are West Coast rainforest creatures doing in northwestern Montana?


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.