The apple tree is like an all-night diner. Every morning I see evidence of the previous night’s customers: there are piles of scat beneath the tree and, near the tree top, another cluster of sun-ripened apples has disappeared. Judging from the evidence, the customers are likely a sow bear with
In recent years, I’ve taught beginner deer hunting and butchering classes at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais. Doing so was an education for me. Many of my students were adults who only recently developed an interest in hunting, mostly as a way to find an alternative to factory-farmed
By Shawn Perich
On Sept. 22, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), announced that range-wide protection of greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. Earlier in the month, Ed Arnett successfully hunted the birds in Wyoming.
“I didn’t know if it
If you had to survive on ruffed grouse, you’d likely waste away. The calories expended to procure a grouse are generally far greater than the calories you’ll gain by eating the same bird. If you add in the calories expended by the dog top find and flush the bird, the ratio grows even wider. So
Montana’s Rock Creek is a state-designated blue ribbon trout stream about 20 miles east of Missoula. From Interstate 90, you can follow the Rock Creek Road about 50 miles up the valley. Excellent access from the road and lots of public land makes Rock Creek a good and popular place to fish.
“Montanans don’t like to walk when they go fishing,” said my friend Tom Dickson as we gathered our gear in an empty trailhead parking lot.
Maybe Montanans don’t like to walk, but it was Thursday and raining. The trailhead had just reopened after having been closed due to a nearby