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Fall Mack Days continues with week six

News from CSKT Natural Resources FLATHEAD LAKE – The 2018 Fall Mack Days fishing event continues until Nov. 11. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes sponsored the event. There are up to $150,000 in cash and prizes that will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. All it takes is one lake trout entry to be eligible for the lottery drawing. Anglers can turn in entries Tuesday through Sunday during the event. Tuesday through Thursday are for tagged fish, bonus totals and smaller cash prizes. Friday through Sundays are regular prize days for the lottery tickets, tagged fish and other prizes. Go to www.mackdays.com for information on the categories and prizes.  Th...


Tim Ryan presents Traditional Cultural Landscapes of the Flathead Valley

News from Montana State Parks KALISPELL – Lone Pine State Park will host a presentation on Traditional Cultural Landscapes of the Flathead Valley with Tim Ryan on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join us as we learn about the ancestral tribes of the Flathead Valley and their knowledge an...


Fall Mack Days competition continues

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Windblown lake trout anglers recently completed the second weekend of 2018 Fall Mack Days on Flathead Lake that started on Sept. 21. The eight-week event continues until Nov. 11 with anglers fishing Tuesday through Fridays.  Three windy days in a row kept man...


Pheasant hunters should be prepared to encounter bears

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks  In Montana, bear country can be anywhere in the western half of the state and sometimes beyond. In recent years, grizzly bears have shown up in prairie habitats east of the Rocky Mountain Front. For years, elk and deer hunters in western Montana have t...


World record bighorn ram event

News from Montana State Parks BIGFORK – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and Flathead Lake State Park invite you to celebrate public lands with a volunteer event and a viewing of the World Record Bighorn Ram Horns on Saturday, Sept. 22.  At 10 a.m., join park staff at Flathead Lake ...


Join Audubon ‘Birds of Prey Festival’ Join Audubon ‘Birds of Prey Festival’

News from the Flathead Audubon Society KALISPELL — Flathead Audubon is continuing a tradition started by the family of the late Rod Ash in 2006 by sponsoring the 12th Annual Birds of Prey Festival at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, Sept. 15. This year’s festival begins at 9 a.m. and ends a...


Be aware as bears activley seek food sources before winter denning season

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks With archery and upland game bird seasons opening Sept. 1, hunters are reminded to “Be Bear Aware.” Montana is bear country. Anyone living, working, or recreating in bear country should maintain awareness and follow safety precautions to avoid ...


Summer fires affect local, statewide air quality

LAKE COUNTY – Smoke and wildfires are a routine part of Lake County summers. Though the memory of dense smoke in the region may be fading, thick wildfire smoke obscured views and filled the Mission Valley with a scent reminiscent of campfire several weeks ago.  Kristen Martin of the Montana Dep...


Hunter education classes available

Hunter education classes available News from Tom Fieber, Lake County’s lead Hunter Safety instructor   LAKE COUNTY – Learning to be safe in today’s world has been paramount in the hunting community. It is now standard across America that states require hunters to attend and pass Hu...


PHS alum among soccer team rescued from Yellowstone River PHS alum among soccer team rescued from Yellowstone River

COLUMBUS – The Stillwater County Search and Rescue successfully rescued all 22 members of the Rocky Mountain College women’s soccer team after becoming stranded on the Yellowstone River while on a float trip near Columbus on Monday, Aug. 13. Former Polson Lady Pirate stand-out soccer player Ti...


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