Current issue: November–December 2015

Montana Outdoors September-October 2015

In this issue:

Gardening with a Gun: Locavores—some of them ex-vegetarians—are adding organic, free-range game meat to their fall harvest. Read more >>

A Fine Finish: Ending Montana’s pheasant season with a rooster volcano. Read more >>

Danger Around Every Bend: How sporting art’s “predicament scenes” have shaped our perceptions of the outdoors. Read more >>

Shouldering Its Responsibility: FWP proposes additional hunting seasons to reduce the size of burgeoning elk herds in parts of Montana. Read more >>

Lost in Space: Return from the backcountry in one piece by avoiding these mental mistakes. Read more >>

Montana Outdoors Portrait: Least Weasel.

Our Point of View: I’m Thankful for FWP Volunteers. Read more >>

Eating the Outdoors: Perfect Braised Venison.

FWP At Work: Cory Loecker.

Back Porch: Losing While Gaining.

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A Recipe for Big Trout

A Recipe for Big Trout
: What do trout need to grow big?

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.