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Pipe Bomb Discovered in Montana River

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Pipe Bomb Discovered in Montana River

On Saturday, Sept. 4, a search-and-rescue team from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office found a pipe bomb at a popular fishing access site in Southwest Montana along the Jefferson River. According to a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the team discovered the explosive device in...
Maggie Hudlow Sep 10, 2021
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Bar Room Banter: The Old Man of Crater Lake

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Bar Room Banter: The Old Man of Crater Lake

Crater Lake, as we discussed on episode 285 of the MeatEater Podcast, is the deepest waterbody in America. It was formed 8,000 years ago when the Mount Mazama volcano collapsed in on itself. Still, that’s not even the most interesting thing about the lake. That title belongs to The Old Man of the...
Spencer Neuharth Aug 27, 2021
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What the Infrastructure Package Means for Hunters and Anglers

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What the Infrastructure Package Means for Hunters and Anglers

A group of Republican and Democratic Senators reached an agreement last week to advance a trillion-dollar legislative package aimed at restoring the country’s roads, bridges, waterways, and public lands. The “Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” has won support from several...
Sam Lungren Aug 3, 2021
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How the MAPLand Act Could Change Hunting

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How the MAPLand Act Could Change Hunting

While we’ve all heard about public lands scofflaws who knowingly trespass, poach, or drive their ATVs where they shouldn’t, most public land hunters pride themselves on being stewardship-minded citizens who follow rules and stay in bounds. But in order to do so, they must slog through the arduous...
Katie Hill Jul 20, 2021
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Here's Your Chance to Win Rifles, Shotguns, and More

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Here's Your Chance to Win Rifles, Shotguns, and More

Gaining access to private ground is tough no matter where you hunt. Here in Montana, many private landowners allow public access for hunting through the state’s Block Management Access program (BMA). By enrolling in BMA, landowners let folks like you and me hunt their property at no cost to the...
Steven Rinella Jul 7, 2021
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Drunk Tourist Jailed for Bad Behavior in Yellowstone

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Drunk Tourist Jailed for Bad Behavior in Yellowstone

Regular readers are likely quite accustomed to headlines about people doing really stupid stuff around wild animals in Yellowstone National Park. In just the last two months, a woman was bluff charged by a sow grizzly after getting too close to its cubs, another man was smacked around by a bear...
Sam Lungren Jul 2, 2021
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Subsistence Board Responds to Alaska Public Land Hunting Closure Proposal

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Subsistence Board Responds to Alaska Public Land Hunting Closure Proposal

On June 16, the Federal Subsistence Board discussed a contentious proposal that seeks to close nearly 60 million acres of federal public lands to any hunters who are not qualified for subsistence use. After three hours of debate, the board chose to delay their vote and defer any action on the...
Sam Lungren Jun 16, 2021
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Bar Room Banter: Alaska’s World Record Tsunami

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Bar Room Banter: Alaska’s World Record Tsunami

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, pour yourself a glass of something good, and take mental notes as we look at the tallest wave known to man. On July 9, 1958, at...
Sam Lungren Jun 2, 2021
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Lost Angler Found Alive After 17 Days in Wilderness

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Lost Angler Found Alive After 17 Days in Wilderness

Harry Burleigh’s wife, Stacy, reported him missing on May 7 after he didn’t return home from fishing in Oregon’s Umpqua National Forest the day prior, according to KOIN News. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office found Burleigh’s vehicle at the Twin Lakes trailhead on May 8 and began looking for him...
Sam Lungren May 25, 2021
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This Proposal Could Change Hunting in Alaska Forever

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This Proposal Could Change Hunting in Alaska Forever

Nearly 60 million acres of federal public lands in Alaska may close to non-resident and the vast majority of resident hunters if a new proposal is approved by the Federal Subsistence Board. The Northwest Arctic Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is seeking to limit harvest of caribou and moose in...
Sam Lungren Apr 16, 2021
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New York Man Arrested for Trying to Blow Up Deer Camp

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New York Man Arrested for Trying to Blow Up Deer Camp

Irving J. Talavera Jr. of Rotterdam, New York, was arrested for second-degree attempted arson on March 21. The felony charge stems from Talavera’s alleged attempt to blow up a hunting camp and its occupants in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York. According to statements filed in the case, the 4...
Spencer Neuharth Apr 6, 2021
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