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Montana Hunting Ethics, Hunt Right, Montana FWP
Ethics in sport. Surely elk-hunting is good for elk. Otherwise we’d have to defend killing as sport.  Climbing in the dark against icy wind, after a tiring day that had shown me no elk, I saw antler tips before the bull saw me. Dodging through twisted pines, I got an offhand shot at 60 yards. The bullet landed well. That five-point yielded many...
Survival skills, Montana
Tips for backcountry emergencies. In the woods, there are many ways to get in trouble. But if we let fear of the unknown dictate our lives, we’d miss out on all the excitement and adventure that fall has to offer—like solitary fly fishing, remote elk hunts, and early-season ski-touring. Here are some tips for handling common backcountry...
Toward a Natural Forest, Custer Gallatin National Forest
Over time, people change, and after reading Toward a Natural Forest (Oregon State University Press, $20), it’s clear government agencies do too. In Jim Furnish’s memoir about the United States Forest Service, we’re treated to a behind-the-scenes look at a once-highly-regarded federal agency whose stubbornness and deeply entrenched bureaucracy...



Oct 25th, Oct 27th, Oct 29th
Location: Bozeman Bike Kitchen,  2104 Industrial Dr. Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm; Saturdays 10am - 12pm Cost: FREE Details: Learn to work on your bike, volunteer your way to a new ride, or simply sit and shoot the shit with likeminded riders.
Oct 27th
Location: Spire Climbing Center, Bozeman Time: 7-9pm Cost: $20 for members; $40 for non-members Details: Learn how to safely lead belay and lead climb by practicing indoors with one of Spire's qualified instructors. Details here.  
Oct 27th
Location: Montana Murray Kennels, Belgrade Time: 11:30am on 10/22; 7:30pm on 10/27 Cost: FREE Details: Learn how to safely manage your dog during trapping season. Details here.  


Springs around Bozeman. Soaking in hot springs, aka “hot-potting,” is a universal and timeless pleasure. Nothing beats the sensation of slipping into slightly stinging water, only to feel comfy and tranquil seconds later. Whether you’ve had a long day tracking wapiti, been at the office too long, or just have an afternoon off, these are the best...
Hunting-season tips & reminders.  With general rifle season underway, the Forest Service would like to wish you happy hunting and offer some tips and reminders in order to protect your natural resources and make your visit more enjoyable. 'Tis the season—time to make the most of it. Pick up a Motor Vehicle Use MapMotorized Vehicle Use Maps (...
Making venison stir fry. Soon enough, you'll have meat in the freezer—if you don't already. Now, I love venison, but a meal of just meat can be dull and nutritionally deficient. One way to combine venison with a healthy amount of tasty and colorful veggies is by making stir fry. Stir fry is an ancient Chinese method of quickly cooking meat and...

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