The New West

When people are looking to escape, where do they go? West, where life is still rustic and wild – or so they think. Here's a look at it from our perspective. 

wolves, yellowstone, wolf pack
Jane McGuire
Following Yellowstone's wolves. Read more >>
hunting, bowhunting, national forest, public land
Sarah Keller
Hunting and freedom in the national forest. Read more >>
hunting, public land, stewardship
John Cataldo
Taking care of the Great Public Estate. Read more >>
land ownership public private
Whitney Tilt
The public benefits of private lands. Read more >>
Mike England
An opportunity to aim a little higher.  Read more >>
Nixon Bridge, Gallatin River, Gallatin County, Montana
Kate Beaudoin
The uncertain fate of a Gallatin River icon.   Read more >>
land disparity, land access, access, national forest, Bozeman
Mike England
Liberty. Equality. Fraternity. The mantra of the French Revolution may well be applied to the current conflict over public-land access in Montana. Read more >>
Montana Ale Works, Gallatin Valley Botanicals
David Tucker
Local businesses invest in local agriculture.  Read more >>
Neofeudal Montana, Lewis and Clark Canoe Trail
Thomas Elpel
A land and people being conquered by money. Read more >>
Bill Schneider
I’m not a gun nut. I’m a regular nut who owns guns, but only to hunt, not to defend my home and family, join the militia or fight the forces of tyranny.Gun nuts don’t scare or intimidate me. Instead, I’m learning a few things from them. You can, too. Read more >>
Mike England
The law locks up the man or womanWho steals the goose from off the common,But lets the greater felon looseWho steals the common from the goose.—Anonymous Read more >>
ice skating, beall park
the editors
Winter's offbeat activites. Read more >>
landscape, montana, fall, prairie, red barn
Cordelia Pryor
Autumn's uncommon activites. Read more >>
horseback riding, horses, hunting
Vicki Sielaff
When horse and hunter meet. Read more >>
california migration, californication, paul revere
Chuck Camps
Bracing for the migration. Read more >>
mule deer, wildlife, whitetail
Corey Hockett
A grim future for the big-eared ungulate. Read more >>
grizzly bear, bear safety, yellowstone
Sierra Larson
Staying safe in bear country. Read more >>
whitetail, cwd, chronic wasting disease
Corey Hockett
Bracing for a wildlife pandemic. Read more >>
hiking, yellowstone park, river, forest
Mike England
Nature welcomes everyone. Read more >>
Joshua Bergan
Among those of us concerned with the “whys” of hunting in a modern society that no longer requires it, Bozeman author Allen Morris Jones has made the case that hunting is most often not the blood sport that it can sometimes seem, in  Read more >>
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