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Montana Outdoors Magazine

Northern pocket gopher

When spring arrives and snow melts off the hill behind my house, I find tubelike castings of soil, like giant snakes, lying on the ground, and I stumble over crescent-shaped mounds of dirt between clumps of bluebunch wheatgrass and arrowleaf balsamroot. These signs tell me I have a resident northern pocket gopher.

But I have never seen a gopher. Not one.

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Northern pocket gopher

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AIS Wading

Visiting a Montana river, lake or stream... incorporate clean, drain, dry into your routine!

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