Out of Bounds

How to Train a Bird Dog

The most important reward we give our bird dogs is opening the door and setting them loose at the start of the hunt


Northwest Montana Sees Above Average Snowpack

Officials say snowpack levels are above average while unusually cold temperatures are resulting in unstable avalanche conditions during the third consecutive La Niña winter

Out of Bounds

Regs Don’t Wipe Out Wolves

Unfortunately, the increasingly lax regulations adopted by Montana and Idaho, as well as those which always existed in Wyoming, means my ideal of ethical hunting will be further tarnished by gratuitous slaughter


Montana’s General Hunting Season Wraps Up

FWP check stations in northwest Montana recorded fewer hunters harvesting big game this year compared to last, though license sales indicate more hunters in the field


Giving Back to Owen Sowerwine

Through the “Flathead River in Paint” online art auction and GivingTuesday, local organizations are raising money to support a conservation easement near the confluence of the Flathead and Stillwater rivers

Out of Bounds

Cooking Your Bird

The key is to find a nice bird and shoot it, but not too hard. Headshots are best for holiday birds, but if you’re a killer like me, any shot that manages to put a bird on the ground is a minor miracle

Out of Bounds

The Perfect Moment

Jade bolted after the pheasant for a moment — a trait that will serve us well with wounded birds — then came back for a scratch behind the ears while I purred, “Good girl. What a good girl.”

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