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Outdoors

PSA hosts shooting competition

News from the Polson Shooters Association POLSON – The Polson Shooters Association (PSA) in conjunction with Mission Tactical Ranch is sponsoring a clinic and handgun competition.  There will be shooting at three venues of multiple targets, for some of the most challenging competition in Lake County. Come and test your ability to shoot safely and engage multiple targets. Each venue has different arrays of targets to challenge everyone from the novice shooter to the expert level.  If participating you will need three magazines and approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Fee is $20 per weapon. This event is open to everyone, including non-PSA members. Spectato...


Apprentice hunter program open to youth, mentors

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana’s general deer and elk season opened Oct. 21. If you want to expose a young person to hunting and mentor that person through their first hunt, now is a good time to consider signing them up for the Apprentice Hunter program. With that, it’...


Target shooters, hunters should take precautions to avoid starting fires

News from CSKT Division of Fire The CS&KT Division of Fire reminds the public to be safe when hunting and target shooting by being aware of dry grasses and wildfire safety. Hunters or target shooters can accidentally spark a wildfire. Follow these simple guidelines: - Avoid shooting into rocks...


Fighting to protect the Flathead Fighting to protect the Flathead

POLSON — An impending state budget cut has forced the Flathead Basin Commission to consider alternative funding mechanisms, including a possible alliance with Lake and Flathead counties and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The FBC is a state entity that was created in 1983 to protect the...


Increased predation, housing developments affect grassland bird populations

News from CSKT Natural Resources Pheasant and migratory waterfowl hunters on the Flathead Indian Reservation faced a wide variety of weather conditions while hunting on the opening day of pheasant hunting season on Saturday,  Oct. 7.  After a good opening day for waterfowl hunting a week earli...


Access best hunting spots Access best hunting spots

News from the Bureau of Land Management FORT BENTON – Hunters looking to feed their families or mount the next record-breaking trophy to their wall have their sights set on the heart of Montana. Whether stalking or ambushing, the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Transportation Map ...


Mack Days week three results announced

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The third weekend of 2017 Fall Mack Days was a rock and roll weekend for the lake trout anglers on Flathead Lake. The boats were high in the air in some cases on Friday-Sunday with wind gusts blowing off and on all weekend. Winds brought on huge wave...


Fire danger low on Flathead Reservation

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN – Recent significant and widespread rain has resulted in a drop in the fire danger on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The Division of Fire officials have dropped fire danger within CS&KT from moderate to low, the lowest level of fire danger.  Rece...


Glacier National Park prepares for winter season Glacier National Park prepares for winter season

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park has begun winterizing procedures to prepare for the fall and winter season. The Sprague Fire has impacted some closures already this year, including the early closure of the Lake McDonald Lodge and Village Inn. All other hotel...


Park temporarily halts backcountry permit issuance

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER, MT. – No new overnight backcountry permits are being issued at this time due to developing critical fire weather conditions. There are no backcountry evacuations at this time, and there is no immediatethreat at this time to backcountry users. The...


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