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Multifunctional agriculture brings new opportunities to area farms

Farms around the region can be found partnering with area caterers to host farm dinners and partnering with tour companies to create farm stays. Some farms are including seasonal corn mazes as an additional enterprise to their production, and others are collaborating with home care service providers, such as A Plus Health Care in Kalispell, to create meaningful opportunities in the community for seniors and people with disabilities.  These farm based day programs, also known as “care farms,” are one of many innovative business strategies that will be presented in the course entitled Multifunctional Agriculture: Creating New Markets for Your Business.   The Commun...


Kalispell main site for collecting public comments from hunters

KALISPELL – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a northwest Montana meeting on the 2014-15 hunting regulation proposals at the Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell Center Mall, on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Other meetings are scheduled in other towns, but this is the main hearing for collecting comments from ...


'Youth Shoots' provides free shooting program 'Youth Shoots' provides free shooting program

RONAN — The 2013 program for “Youth Shoots,” at the Mission Valley Shooting Club near Ronan, came to an end at the Dec. 1 shoot where rewards were given to participants. Top shooter of the year with the most first place finishes was Andrey Bauer of Polson. Andrey received a participation...


Public invited to conference call meeting concerning lake trout

News from the Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board PABLO — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet on Thursday, Dec.12 via conference call beginning at 10 a.m. The meeting will address a potential fishing regulation change for lake trout in Flathead Lake.  All inte...


Deer harvest slightly higher than last year in Northwest Montana as season ends Deer harvest slightly higher than last year in Northwest Montana as season ends

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks NORTHWEST MONTANA — At the six northwest Montana check stations, whitetail deer harvest finished ahead of last year’s totals as the season wrapped up on Sunday.  As of Sunday, Dec. 1, a total of 18,262 hunters checked 1,112 white-tailed d...


2013 Fall Mack Days wraps up

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes BLUE BAY — The 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake concluded Sunday Nov. 17 with a fish fry and award ceremony at the Blue Bay Campground. Anglers enjoyed the delicious fish cooked by head chef and fisheries technician Joe San...


Local girl bags bull moose Local girl bags bull moose

POLSON — Josey Motichka said she had less than a one percent chance of drawing a permit to shoot a moose, but she drew one. The 15-year-old has been hunting with her dad since she could walk. When she was old enough, Josey shot her first buck deer on family land in Eureka. But a moose permit is some...


National Bison Range announces new holiday hours  National Bison Range announces new holiday hours

News from the National Bison Range MOIESE — Between winter weather keeping you at home and a flurry of friends and family visiting for the holidays, we all need time to get away and unwind. And so, we invite you to visit the National Bison Range during this festive time of year.  The cold ma...


One more weekend to fish Fall Mack Days

  News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes  FLATHEAD LAKE — The 2013 Fall Mack Days fishing event continues throughout this coming weekend, ending Sunday, Nov. 17. As of week five, organizers have received a total of 10,061 lake trout entries. Up to $125,000 in cash and ...


Fall Mack Days midway

Anglers have reached the half way mark of the 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event. Up to $125,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the angler’s at the conclusion of Mack Days. Mack Days are sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. ...


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