This story is featured in Montana Outdoors May-June 2019 issue Montana’s many grassland passerine (songbird) species are beautiful to see, marvelous to watch, and wondrous to hear. Unfortunately, sometimes they are not considered worth a second glance and often get dismissed as “LBJs” (“little brown jobs”).
Significant congestion is expected this weekend in the Lake McDonald Lodge and Avalanche area in Glacier National Park.
Emergency managers are warning Montanans that this isn’t the time to be taking the first “dip” of the year.
The Flathead Hotshots just wrapped up day eight on the Chuckegg Creek Fire burning in northwestern Alberta. It’s now pushing 700,000 acres. The Hotshot crew’s primary focus is protecting valuable infrastructure like homes and cell towers. They’re working 16 hour days in extreme fire behavior. This week they found a dog roaming around the burn.
A second deer in Libby is suspected of carrying Chronic Wasting Disease. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced Friday that it was notified of a sample collected from a white-tailed buck and sent to a lab to be tested. It also says that it expects confirmation of the sample in the next week.
In a rugged canyon in southern Wyoming, a helicopter drops nets over a pair of coyotes. They’re bound, blindfolded and flown to a landing station. There, University of Wyoming researchers place them on a mat. The animals stay calm and still while technicians figure out their weight, age, sex and other measurements.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Second Deer Suspected of Testing Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Libby
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks was notified of the suspect sample on June 14. The sample was tested at the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Confirmation of the sample is expected in the next week.