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Deer Hunting, Montana
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The leading edge of the storm had just breached the peaks to the west as Matt left the ranch for town, erasing first the stars and then the full moon and finally the hills until he felt as if he were driving through a tunnel. Soon the pickup seemed to be groaning beneath the weight of the...
Fall edition. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ―Groucho Marx If ever there was a season for reading, it’s autumn. Nights are crisp, requiring retreat to comfortable couches warmed by flickering fireplaces. Days are shorter, meaning the kids are back in school,...
Hunting Dogs, Bozeman
Time waits for no dog. As I think back to hunting seasons gone by, of favorite dogs and skies black with birds, I can’t help but wonder what it is that drives us and our dogs to do things that seem both crazy and funny at the same time. What makes the bond between us deeper than that of owner and “just a dog?” For me, the answer came on a fall...



Nov 26th
Location: West Yellowstone Holiday Inn Time: TBD Cost: FREE Details: Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center are putting on a free avy awareness presentation. Do yourself and your backcountry partners a favor and take the time to get educated. Details here.  
Nov 24th, Nov 25th, Nov 26th, Nov 27th, Nov 28th
Location: Rendezvous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone Time: Find a schedule here Cost: ski passes $12/day or $55/month  Details: No matter if you're a beginner or seasoned pro, this is the perfect way to begin the Nordic Ski season. Highlights include a series of Nordic skiing clinics, SuperTour races, Biathlon races, the On Snow Gear Demo, an Indoor...
Nov 26th
Location: Big Sky Resort Time: 9am - 4pm Cost: Ticket details here. Details: Ski season is back. Time to head to the slopes. For all things Big Sky, click here.   


Elk hunting, family history, and connection. “Take me to the place I know, where the golden ryegrass grows, and the winds of heaven do blow…” These words organize themselves in my mind and trail off as I blunder over fallen trees in the dark, thinking of where I'm bound. Clouds of grainy snow blowing into my face, I readjust my rifle to prevent...
Tips for your first guided hunt. You finally booked a once-in-a-lifetime hunting trip, but you've never used a guide before and you're not sure how to act or what to expect. Well here's a list of recommendations from the pros that will help you and your guide develop the mutual understanding and respect that is the key ingredient to successful...
Spire's Full Gravity Day breakdown.  The easy access to spectacular rock climbing in the Bozeman area makes our town a mecca of climbing culture, and that community was out in full force last Saturday for Spire Climbing Center’s 15th annual Full Gravity Day competition. The all-day bouldering event provided youth, beginner, and advanced athletes...

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