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Montana’s Missouri River Breaks

After leaving Winifred, MT this morning our group drove about 15 miles north into the Missouri River Breaks. Locally, you’ll hear this area referred to as “The Breaks”. From Fort Benton to 149 miles downstream, the Mighty Mo has a Wild & Scenic designation. This river area and part of the land surrounding the Wild & Scenic Missouri are also in the Upper Missouri […]

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Walleye Fishing At Valier’s Lake Frances

Lake Frances in Valier is known for great walleye fishing. The lake is close and convenient to town. Basically, the city’s streets take you right to the water’s edge. A campground with electrical hookups, bathroom facilities and a playground is right on the shoreline and there is also a motel and bed and breakfast in Valier. The lake […]

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International Migratory Bird Day

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, MT will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day Saturday, May 16th. From 9am to 5pm there will be activities that should entice just about anybody. There will be two guided bird walks, one at 9am, one at 11am. I know the lady leading these walks and she […]

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Squirrel (Gopher) Hunting Contest

Ground squirrels, locally called gophers, are considered pests by farmers and ranchers because of the hundreds (seems like thousands) of hazardous holes they dig. This Saturday, May 9th, in Choteau, MT there will be a gopher shooting contest sponsored by Wings and Wild Things in an effort to keep the gopher population from causing more […]

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The Geese Are Here

It’s ltime for our annual migration of tens of thousands of snow geese. The largest staging area in Russell Country is at Freezout Lake WMA between Choteau and Fairfield, MT. Another great viewing area is Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge north of Great Falls. There is open water at both locations, its still chilly north of […]

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Still Birdwatching – Our List is Growing

Here’s the drill, it’s 6am, we are packed and checked out, breakfast is either consumed or in hand, and we are driving south of Havre, MT 10 miles to Beaver Creek Park. This 17 mile long park straddles the paved road giving easy access to several camping areas, fishing gems, and great places for birding. […]

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