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How to Read a Tree: Learn to decipher the stories that wildlife leave behind on bark and branches. Read more >>

The Heart of Darkness: Finding wildness and wonder in the night sky. Read more >>

Weighing In On Wolves: Montana works to strike a fair and biologically sound balance between having enough of the large carnivores and having too many. Read more >>

Reading an Animal’s “Fingerprints:" DNA science improves fish and wildlife conservation, management, and law enforcement. Read more >>

Turf War Twist: Why mountain bluebirds have disappeared from western
Montana’s valleys—and might never return.

Montana Outdoors Portrait: Hoary Bat.

Our Point of View: Meeting face-to-face is essential for improving hunter-landowner relations. Read more >>

Eating the Outdoors: Pheasant Pot Pie.

FWP At Work: Liz Bradley.

Back Porch: Leaves of Bone.

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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.