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November-December 2018

In this issue:

An Act of Finding Common Ground: Showing bipartisan cooperation, Congress advances landmark legislation that could rescue vulnerable wildlife species. Read more >>

Sniffing Around: FWP investigates the benefits of using K9 companions to assist with game law enforcement. Read more >>

Behind the Curtain: Montana’s state parks system is struggling, even as employees do all they can to keep sites clean, accessible, and enjoyable. Read more >>

Far More Than Fishing: Considering the wide variety of water-and land-based outdoor recreation and wildlife habitats these riparian areas provide, Montana’s “fishing access” sites may be due for a new name. Read more >>

Montana’s Conservation Heroes: Representing a mix of occupations and approaches, the newest inductees into the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame embody a common vision of protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife that make Montana the last best place. Read more >>

The Amazing Spider Silk: From catching insects to inspiring revolutionary medical devices, this remarkable material is worthy of a superhero. Read more >>

Our Point of View: How We Unite.

Tasting Montana: Game Bird and Wild Mushroom Pierogies. Read more >>

FWP At Work: Jim Olsen, Fisheries Biologist

Outdoors Report:

Sketchbook: Indispensable

Outdoors Portrait: Douglas Fir

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Still Turning Heads

Still Turning Heads
: Despite record floods, growing recreational use, and a brief scare last summer, the upper Yellowstone River continues to reign as one of the nation’s top trout waters.

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

The Amazing Spider Silk:From catching insects to inspiring revolutionary medical devices, this remarkable material is worthy of a superhero.


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.