Current issue: September-October 2018

September-October 2018

In this issue:

What Duck Is That? Waterfowl hunters are legally required to identify the species and even gender of the birds they shoot. For everyone else, it’s just fun to know which duck is which. Read more >>

Lose Weight Now! Ask Me How!I can help you lose 10 pounds, no dieting required. Read more >>

Up and Running: After a shaky start, Spotted Dog WMA is working out well for hunters, nearby landowners, and wildlife. Read more >>

Searching for Swift Foxes: 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 >>

Containing the Spread: How FWP is working to keep chronic wasting disease—now confirmed in two areas of Montana—from moving elsewhere in the state. Read more >>

Life After CRP: FWP offers new upland habitat lease options to help cure eastern Montana’s upland bird–hunting blues. Read more >>

Our Point of View: Educating to Engage, Awaken, and Inspire. Read more >>

Eating the Outdoors: Vietnamese Shaking Venison.

FWP At Work: BJ Kemp, Conservation Technician

Outdoors Report:

Sketchbook: Why On The Wall?

Outdoors Portrait: Red Squirrel

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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.