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2013 Fall Mack Days underway

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Natural Resource Department FLATHEAD LAKE — The fishing on Flathead Lake was phenomenal the first weekend of the 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event. The weather was great for fishing and the anglers were catching. The total for the first weekend of the event was 2,114 lake trout entries. Mack Days is sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Up to $125,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the event on Nov. 17. All it takes is one fish to win in the lottery style drawing for prizes of $1,000 to $200. Each fish an angler enters gives them one...


2013 Fall Mack Days begins Friday

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes POLSON — The 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event began Friday Oct. 14 and will end Sunday Nov. 17. Anglers will fish Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Nov. 7 and then 10 straight days through the Nov. 17. Up to $125,000 in cash and prizes wil...


Glacier Park closes campground due to bear activity

WEST GLACIER — The St. Mary Campground, located on the east side of the park, is closed temporarily. The campground has seen a recent increase in black and grizzly bear activity, creating a high potential for negative human/bear interactions. It is unknown at this time when the campground will reopen.&...


Glacier Park adjusts fall hours

News from the National Parks Service WEST GLACIER  – Operating hours for many visitor services including campgrounds, concessions, boat inspections, and backcountry permits in Glacier National Park have changed this week. The free shuttle transportation service accessing Logan Pass and locat...


Warm temperatures stress fish

News from the CSKT Department of Natural Resources Streams on the Reservation have experienced a relatively long period of 80-to 90-degree days this summer, and this stresses fish by raising the temperatures of area water bodies. Anglers need to be aware about how stressful these conditions are on fi...


National Bison Range closes earlier as days shorten, roadwork begins National Bison Range closes earlier as days shorten, roadwork begins

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Even though the forecast calls for the summer heat to continue, autumn is just around the corner. And as the seasons change, other changes can be expected at the National Bison Range. One of the most noticeable changes is the shortening of days, with evening...


Help count birds at Wildlife Refuge 

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NINEPIPE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites you to spend a leisurely time helping count birds all the while sitting in your favorite lawn chair. Staff of the National Bison Range is sponsoring its first Big Sit! to be held at Ninepipe National W...


Rotational grazing can control whitetop

Now you see it, now you don’t. That’s the story with the invasive and difficult-to-treat weed known as whitetop on Jake Yoder’s pastures outside of St. Ignatius. With NRCS assistance, this spring Jake Yoder implemented a high stock density grazing system on his pastures. Historically, Jake ...


Pasture expert Greg Judy to teach workshop

ST. IGNATIUS — A one-of-a-kind pasture management workshop with renowned tame pasture management expert Greg Judy will be offered Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19 and 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Amish Community Building in St. Ignatius. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants may attend one d...


Livestock change palate to help farmers Livestock change palate to help farmers

ST. IGNATIUS – Farmers look to nature to deal with the rising costs of operation by letting the farm animals do more of the work. “The animals will eat and develop a taste for nutrient dense weeds along with the grass. This method takes less fertilizer. The cows will trample natural fertilizer...


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