Other Mammals

Bats, pronghorns, beavers, and wolverines – some of the lesser-examined mammals that inhabit southwestern Montana.

Winter Wildlife Tracking, Mountain Lions
E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
Reading secrets in the snow. The day began with a cougar track in the snow, followed by a mystery. The solution to that puzzle once again demonstrated how tracking during the winter reveals startling insights into the behavior of Montana’s wildlife. Read more >>
Beaver, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Montana
Faith Rudebusch
Beaver reintroduction in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.  
Moose, Mountain Biking, Moser Creek
Phil Knight
A near-miss with an angry moose. 
Coyote Tracks, Wildlife Tracking, Yellowstone Safari
Mike England
Reading the signs left behind.  
Carol Polich
How animals respond to the cold. 
Bozeman, hunting, antelope
Greg Lemon
A thin film of dust coats your lips as you worm your way through the sagebrush. One elbow, then another, head lowered over a cradled rifle. The sun’s high and hot and you’re sweating. But there’s a herd of antelope just over the next rise—you think—and this is the final approach. Read more >>
Cougar-collars, Bozeman, cougars
Joe King
Cougar collars save lives. 
Great Grey Owl, Yellowstone Wildlife, Montana Wildlife
Lee, Barbara
The red fox & great grey owl.
Understanding Coyotes, Michael Huff
Michael Leahy
Coyotes are awesome. Savvy, playful, tough, and, yes, wily. If you don’t know this yet, if you still think suffragettes are subversive and coyotes wicked and worthless, Michael Huff wants to set you straight. He likes coyotes. Lives coyotes. Watches them, shoots them, respects them. Read more >>
Coyote, Sunset
Drews, Debbie
All about the coyote.
Snowshoe Hare, Montana
Lee, Barbara
Montana's hue-changing hare.
Northern Bridgers, Hunting Moose, Bozeman
Savage, Nick
Learning what I'm capable of, the hard way. Read more >>
bobcat, winter, Outside Bozeman, Montana
Haring, Mike
Following a photogenic bobcat.
Voles, Meadow vole, Outside Bozeman, Montana mammals
Knight, Phil
They're what's for dinner.
David Galliard
Bozeman's backyard beast, the lynx.
Sinay, Ken
Once the snow falls, there’s no better time than winter for “reading sign.” Whether snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or surveying the landscape from a chairlift, picking out animal tracks and trails can enhance any outdoor experience. Read more >>
Beaver, Montana, Bannock Grazing Association
Sean Quartz
Climate change threatens the places where we hunt and fish, but beavers can help.  Read more >>
Bighorn Rams, ram, Bozeman
Barbara Lee
Montana's rutting bighorn rams. 
white-tailed deer, Bozeman, hunting
Greg Lemon
With a husky snort, the deer’s tawny frame turns, and all you see is a giant white leaf blowing away. Busted, yet again, by the wily white-tailed deer. Your hour-long stalk is over, your day done. Read more >>
Montana Bighorn Sheep, Gravelly Mountains
Don Thomas
Like a herd of rutting rams, various parties butt heads over bighorn-sheep management in southwest Montana—but others are figuring out ways to work together. Read more >>
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