Current issue: November-December 2014 Montana Outdoors November-December 2014

In this issue:

’Tis the Season To Be Counting: During the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, expert and beginner citizen-scientists tally every bird they spot in an effort to aid avian conservation. Read more >>

Standing Up for Montana: The state’s effective approach to dealing with federal endangered species listing. Read more >>

Decomposition: The remarkable wildlife activity that goes into making an elk carcass disappear. Read more >>

Solving the Bitterroot Elk Mystery: How biologists and local volunteers finally figured out what was reducing the popular Ravalli County elk population. Read More >>

Plagued By Uncertainty: The locust wiped out crops and grasslands across the Great Plains during the late 19th century. Is it truly gone for good? Read more >>

Montana Outdoors Portrait: Black-capped chickadee.

Our Point of View: Montana’s Thanksgiving Bounty.

Eating the Outdoors: Goose confit.

FWP At Work: Tom Palmer.

Back Porch: New Kids on the Block.

ACI stampFor the past ten years, Montana Outdoors has been ranked among the nation's top state conservation magazines by the Association for Conservation Information. In 2012, the National Association of Government Communicators awarded Montana Outdoors first place magazine. See our collection of award-winning stories. AWARD WINNERS >>

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Fishing for Serenity

Cracking the Code:Figuring out Montana’s massive trout rivers when you’re accustomed to fishing small streams.


Black bears

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

Natural World

Black bears

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


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.