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Bison on the move near Yellowstone's northern border.
Amy Martin

Two bison cows and one calf were wounded during the Montana bison hunt today on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park.

Bison at the Stephens Creek Capture facility north of Yellowstone Park in 2015.
Jim Peaco (CC-BY-NC

Federal, state and tribal officials have agreed to kill as many as 600 to 900 Yellowstone National Park bison this year.

Fire forced the closure of Going-to-the-Sun Road from St. Mary to Big Bend this summer.
Corin Cates-Carney

A new study predicts climate change could threaten some 11,000 Montana jobs and almost $300 million in outdoor labor earnings by 2050.

FWP Considers Other Ways To Recover Elk Herd Near Gardiner

Dec 11, 2015
Bull elk
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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife commissioners have agreed to consider ideas other than hunting restrictions to try to recover a dwindling elk herd near Gardiner.

Tribes Want Protections To Remain For Grizzly Bears

Nov 13, 2015
American Indians across the Western U.S. are challenging moves by federal wildlife officials to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Gregory Smith (CC-BY-SA-2)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — American Indians across the Western U.S. are challenging moves by federal wildlife officials to lift protections for grizzly bears that roam a vast wilderness centered on Yellowstone National Park, citing worries over potential trophy hunting of a species many tribes consider sacred.

'Field Notes:' Deer In The Spotlight

Nov 8, 2015
White-tailed doe.
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As they grazed on the grasses in a small break in the forest, and I held my breath to keep from scaring them off, I realized the white-tailed deer's abundance didn’t take away from their significance.

Wildlife officials say bears are becoming more active as they search for food before hibernation
PD

A grizzly bear in Stillwater County had to be shot after it killed a herd of cows. Wildlife officials say bears are becoming more active as they search for food before hibernation. The bear was responsible for a dozen cattle deaths in the Fishtail and Fiddler Creek area since mid August. It was killed by U.S. Wildlife Services officials late last week.

LWCF.org

The Land and Water Conservation Fund which uses fees paid by offshore oil and gas drilling companies for conservation programs, has suffered a significant defeat in Congress.

Missing Bowhunter Found Dead, Autopsy Planned

Sep 28, 2015

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — An eight-day search for a Kalispell man who went missing during a bow hunting trip in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest ended over the weekend with the discovery of his body about a mile uphill from his pickup truck.

Bowhunter Still Missing In Wisdom Area

Sep 25, 2015

After a week, search and rescue teams that have been looking for a 53-year-old Kalispell man who failed to return from a bowhunting trip west of Wisdom are beginning to lose hope.

Robert Carter Jr. had been hunting a few miles west of Big Hole Battlefield National Park. Searchers found his campsite and later his pickup truck.

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