Current issue: July-August 2015 Montana Outdoors November-December 2014

In this issue:

A Unique Solution? The rules governing angler floats on the Beaverhead and Big Hole Rivers seem to be working well. But are they appropriate for the growing number of Montana rivers experiencing similar user conflicts?. Read more >>

The Trouble With Tricos:They’re too small. They’re too numerous. And because trout go bonkers for the miniature mayflies, they’re too hard for any fly angler to ignore. Read more >>

Where Prairie Meets Mountain: The origins, beauty, grandeur, and wonder of Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. Read more >>

Cleaning the Slate: Why FWP wants hunters to cull anentire herd of bighorn sheep in the Tendoy Mountains southwest of Dillon. Read more >>

Straddling the Border: The ongoing challenge of managing Lake Koocanusa—a scenic, 90-mile-long reservoir that sits in both the United States and Canada. Read more >>

All Eyes on the Water: Volunteer lake monitors keepclose watch on northwestern Montana lakes. What are they finding? Read more >>

Montana Outdoors Portrait: Channel Catfish.

Our Point of View: Mostly (But Not All) Good News. Read more >>

Eating the Outdoors: Grilled Pronghorn Fajitas.

FWP At Work: Amber Steed.

Back Porch: The Last Thing Birds Need.

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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.