Current issue: September–October 2015 Montana Outdoors September-October 2015

In this issue:

Affable Authority: FWP game wardens mean business. But with a nod and a smile. Read more >>

Just One Bugle: We listen to screams all right, but they’re not from elk. Read more >>

Running the Duck Factory: How Montana manages its nationally significant (but often unrecognized) waterfowl populations. Read more >>

We Lucky Few: Let’s pause the gloom-a-thon for just a moment to remember that we getto hunt in Montana. Read more >>

Mastering Block Management: No one ever said having 8 million acres of private land to hunt would be easy. Read more >>

The Judith Turns 75: Montana’s popular wildlife management area system celebrates its diamond anniversary with the acquisition that started it all. Read more >>

Montana Outdoors Portrait: Engelmann Spruce.

Our Point of View: Handbooks of Hunting Opportunities. Read more >>

Eating the Outdoors: Crispy Pheasant Breasts in Gin Cream. Read more >>

FWP At Work: Dave Hagengruber.

Back Porch: Bowhunting’s “Infinity of Contraptions.”

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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.