Monthly archive

February, 2017

  • Winter is an especially stressful time for Montana’s elk population, with deep snow and limited food options. That’s why Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is asking shed hunters and other recreationists to give elk their space until the snow melts and the animals are less stressed. According to an FWP news release, hunting the...
  • Landowners can now enroll in the state’s “Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters” program, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The voluntary program is available to private landowners who have a minimum of two years left on their federal Conservation Reserve Program contract or are enrolling new lands into CRP, according to...
  • There’s a new requirement for applying for archery-only hunting permits in Montana in 2017. According to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, hunters will be required to purchase a Montana bow and arrow license prior to applying this year. To purchase a license an individual must show either completion of a bowhunter...
  • The Miles City Generals Peewees hockey team placed third in the six-team Yellowstone Tournament the weekend of Feb. 11-12. The Generals opened the weekend by playing their final league game against the Billings A team, suffering an 11-1 defeat. Jay Pluhar scored Miles City’s goal off an assist from Peyton Taylor. Goalie Charlie Lang made 25...
  • A Bowhunter Education course will be held March 22-25 at Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 7 headquarters in Miles City. Completion of the course is required for first-time bowhunters to purchase a license, and this will be the only course taught in Miles City this year, according to a Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks news...
  • Custer County District High School senior Savanna Walker has signed on to the Track and Field program at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, ND. Savanna was all smiles as she described her future with the Blue Hawks. “I’m really excited and can’t wait to be part of their program,” she said. Savanna competes in the shot...
  • Tongue River Winery of Miles City is only three acres in size but with that tiny amount of space, Bob and Marilyn Thaden and their son Josh have created award-winning wines including their latest prizes from the North Dakota Wine and Grape Conference. Tongue River won awards for “Warm Front” as Favorite Red; “Sweetie Pie”...
  • Tongue River Winery of Miles City is only three acres in size but with that tiny amount of space, Bob and Marilyn Thaden and their son Josh have created award-winning wines including their latest prizes from the North Dakota Wine and Grape Conference. Tongue River won awards for “Warm Front” as Favorite Red; “Sweetie Pie”...
  • “Methamphetamine and other illegal drugs are clouding the Big Sky state and it’s imperative we redouble our efforts to address the problem,” said State Sen. Eric Moore, R-Miles City, in a press release. Which is why he is working with Senator Diane Sands, D-Missoula, and has scheduled a meeting for Saturday, Feb. 18, at the State...