Current issue: November–December 2017

November-December 2017

In this issue:

The Eagles Have Landed: Ten years after delisting under the Endangered Species Act, Montana’s bald eagles are putting up numbers worth celebrating. Read more >>

Safe Passage: Bridges, tunnels, and other creative structures allow wildlife to cross U.S. Highway 93 on the Flathead Indian Reservation without ending up as roadkill. Read more >>

In the Driveway: Following a mountain lion from my house to the forest. Read more >>

Doing Just Fine: We have heaters, parkas, and freezers full of food. Wildlife have found their own ways to survive winter. Read more >>

Green Grazing: Why The Nature Conservancy and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are using cows to improve wildlife habitat. Read more >>

Our Point of View: Protecting Grizzlies while Keeping People Safe Read more >>

Eating the Outdoors: Red Rooster Braised Venison

FWP At Work: Chris Dantic, Makoshika State Park Manager. Read more >>

The Back Porch: It’s Busy Out There.

Outdoors Portrait: Great Gray Owl.

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation


A Recipe for Big Trout

Musselshell Makeover
: How the people in this central Montana watershed found a way to share water from—and restore function to—the river running through their lives.

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.