Grasshopper sparrow

By | June 16, 2019

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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”).

Flathead Hotshots describe extreme fire behavior in Alberta

By | June 15, 2019

Flathead Hotshots describe extreme fire behavior in Alberta

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.

Killing Coyotes Is Not As Effective As Once Thought, Researchers Say

By | June 15, 2019

Killing Coyotes Is Not As Effective As Once Thought, Researchers Say

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.

Second Deer Suspected of Testing Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Libby

By | June 15, 2019

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.