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In this issue:

Intact: How a 10-year FWP project protects one of the nation's largest populations of pure-strain westslope cutthroat trout. Read more >>

Meet the AIS "Pit Crews": With the speed and professionalism of NASCAR support teams, aquatic invasive species inspectors make sure boaters don't transport unwanted plants and animals into Montana's lakes, reservoirs, and rivers. Read more >>

A Century of Saving Birds: Since 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act has protected winged wildlife from wanton destruction. A new legal opinion could weaken it. Read more >>

Connecting People to Great Places: For the past 50 years, the National Trail System Act has created a network of trails across the United States. Those and locally created routes in Montana benefit communities, residents, and vistors. Read more >>

Water Wolves: Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying that northern pike are one of Montana's most fascinating fish. Read more >>

Our Point of View: What We've Accomplished So Far. Read more >>

Eating the Outdoors: Shredded Venison Barbacoa Tacos.

FWP At Work: Brian Schwartz, Parks Manager.

Outdoors Report:

Sketchbook: Saving the Little Bolts.

Outdoors Portrait: Giant Water Bug.

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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

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.