Rest and Rotation Dumped.

So…to answer the question I get a thousand times and day and sometimes in my sleep: “what are they gonna do about the river?” The answer is….NOTHING. There will be a cap on outfitted guide trips effective 2023, which will do zilch regarding...

Montana Ranch Worth $200 Million?

Forget gold, crypto, IPOs, baseball cards or pork belly futures. You want to make money? Buy a ranch in Montana. The road to prosperity is full of land mines and booby traps…but owning a ranch in Montana is pretty much a sure thing. Since my time in the Madison...

Walk, Wade, Rest, Rotate, Rinse, Repeat.

Meetings, meetings, meetings…and more meetings. My head hurts. The river must be chuckling. The “regulate the river” crowd just can’t get it together. Money, politics, greed, fear, personal agenda, landowner rights, landowner wrongs, more,...

Brown Trout Facts

Brown trout (salmo trutta) are non-native species to Montana. They are native to Scotland and Germany. The first brown trout in the state were introduced to the Madison River in 1889.  A typical female brown trout produces about 2,000 eggs per kilogram (900 eggs...

Letter to the Editor…Drones, yes or no?

A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base, Southwestern France, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Letter to the editor: Don’t fly drones into your neighbor’s airspace Jeanne CounceDec 2,...