Current issue: March-April 2015 Montana Outdoors November-December 2014

In this issue:

Where Have All the Porcupines Gone? In western Montana’s mountains, once-numerous “quill pigs” have disappeared. Biologists have theories but, so far, no answers. Read more >>

Secrets of a Morelling Master: A day afield with Montana’s “Mushroom Whisperer.” Read more >>

The People Behind the Place:Montana’s new Outdoor Hall of Fame
celebrates the broad cross-section of individuals who’ve made—and continue to make—this wild and scenic state what it is today. Read more >>

Back Talk: Whether wagging, waving, thrashing, flaring, rattling, slapping, or bobbing, animal tails have a lot to say. Read more >>

A Great Place To Be a Bluebill: Researchers at Red Rock Lakes in southwestern Montana are trying to figure out why lesser scaup are faring so well at the remote national wildlife refuge but so poorly elsewhere in North America. Read more >>

Finding a Way Through: Biologists and ranchers are devising innovative ways to help elk, deer, pronghorn, and other wildlife travel over, under, and through livestock fencing without harm. Read more >>

Montana Outdoors Portrait: American crow.

Our Point of View: It's Your Call.

Eating the Outdoors: Venison Italian Sausage.

FWP At Work: Lydia Bailey.

Back Porch: The great spring gamble.

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Problems by the Bucketful
Problems by the Bucketful
: Illegal stocking is ruining many Montana sport fisheries and aquatic systems, maybe forever.


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.