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Rafting the Missouri River

During the month of June it seems like we had nothing but rain in Central Montana. We don’t usually complain about moisture but I was eager for summer-like weather. By the end of the month everything changed and now it seems like we have hit our summer high temps big-time. My answer to that was to cool down […]

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Winter Range Bulls

How Is Hunting Season Going?

According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, by the end of the fourth weekend of big game general hunting season, numbers of harvested elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer were below average. True to form, the numbers vary by hunting district with the northwest part of the state actually seeing some higher numbers for deer […]

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Cascade draft horses

Rodeo Returns to Cascade, MT

After a 30-year plus absence, rodeo returned to Cascade, Montana this weekend. A hard-working group created an arena – they plowed a pasture, put up a fence, placed bleachers…this was an effort that started literally with a blank canvas and produced fine results. This was my four year old granddaughter’s first rodeo and she was rather cautious […]

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RAP stage

Party In The Pasture

This past weekend was the Red Ants Pants Music Festival, a multi day fest held on a ranch just a couple miles out of White Sulphur Springs, Montana. Yes, it is held in a cow pasture! Lots of phrases come to mind when I think about the festival – good music and attendees of all […]

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Annual Kids’ Fishing Day

I was up very early the first Saturday in June and picked up my four year old granddaughter. We left Great Falls on US Hwy 87 and pointed the car towards Chinook, site of the First Annual Chinook Rod & Gun Club Kids’ Fishing Day. Some people would ask why I didn’t take her to […]

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Montana Fishing Season Opens

The third Saturday in May is when Montana’s general fishing season opens. This year that was May 18. The general season closes November 30. Not to make things confusing, but, Montana’s lakes and reservoirs are generally open year round. I was driving on I-15 this weekend and lamented the heavy cloud cover. Clouds bring rain though and they […]

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Bike Race to Eden

The Great Falls Bike Club sponsored a road race yesterday from Broadwater Bay in the center of Great Falls to the turn for the community of Eden south of Great Falls. The bike racers would ride approximately 26 miles. The super serious bike racers would do that twice because, well, they can. And they love to ride! […]

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