Montana Invaded

“We have met the enemy and he is us” Lone Mt. photo by Randy Brown Are we willing to step up, protect special places? By Dorothy Bradley Guest columnistDec 23, 2020, Bozeman Daily Chronicle This gorgeous and warm December, I find myself torn by each day’s...

Letter to the Editor

Montana Standard…12/15/2020 Madison Plan Falls Short. A milestone has been achieved on the Madison with passage of a new plan. But it doesn’t really appear that the changes will have much of an impact on the overcrowding and nothing will be implemented...

The End of Summer

I always believed the end of summer in Montana was when the colonies of cliff swallows disappear. If it’s not the end, it’s the beginning of the end. They spend a furious time swirling and dipping and daubing, building their mud huts one beak full of...

New Rules for Fishing the Madison

“While the issues before you today are not easy, and nor do they offer simple solutions, I think all of us on this call really care about crafting the best way forward.”…Martha Williams, Director, Mt. FWP. And so with that sterile, impersonal Zoom...

Feathered Carnage, Frozen Death.

Wad of coots huddled together on Ennis Lake today. Cruising and birding with Janet today, we witnessed carnage, slow suffering and death. Any year when Ennis Lake does a quick freeze like this year, hundreds if not thousands of coots are too slow to flee and actually...

O-Leech Refresh

New home-tie for spring stillwater rainbows using high-viz beads & ostrich fibers… strip, pause…strip, pause…set! Hook: Mustad S82, 3XH, 2XL…#10, #12 Bead: Hareline Dazzle brass 7/64″ fl. pink, fl. orange Thread: Danville 6/0 nylon,...