Okeechobee Blues

For my friends and anglers that keep asking why the Florida Bay and Florida Keys water has turned to dog crap, the answer is… wait for it…HUMANS! But don’t take my word for it. Follow Carl Hiaasen, Flip Pallot, Sandy Moret, Andy Mill. They can...

The Lion in Winter

Hearing a lot of mountain lion chatter lately. Since I used to chase them around a little, I will offer some tidbits. A lion track shows four toes equally spaced and usually does not show claws. The print looks round. Coyote, dog and wolf tracks show the two middle...

Yellowstone Lake Cutthroat Recovery Update

Studies identify factors that may impede Yellowstone Lake cutthroat recovery indefinitely Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com 8 hrs ago Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly nets Yellowstone Lake cutthroat trout for tagging in August 2023. (NPS / Jacob W. Frank)...

Top Ten Montana Birds

Through the years a guy gets kind of attached to certain birds…just some that make an impression…they stick with you…my Top Ten Montana Bird List: #10. Steller’s Jay     A secretive type…I would see them in the Montana hills at altitude in elk...

Jim Dolan

Nothing says stunning like Jim Dolan art. Jumbo, life-size sculptures than come alive and almost speak to you. He has art scattered all over the world…but Montana is where he lives…and where his art shines brightest. He is probably most famous for his herd...

Town Deer

We certainly have an urban deer problem in Ennis, but it wasn’t always this way. When I first started fishing here in 1972 you never (hardly) saw a deer in town. They were spooked by people, cars, dogs and kids on bikes. Nowadays, we have deer...