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Christmas in the Northwestern Outdoors – Sunday on K96!

We've got a Christmas show full of fishing and heartwarming interviews Sunday morning on Northwestern Outdoors!  We start off by talking to outdoors writer and TV personality Gary Lewis about his brand new book, "Fishing Mount Hood Country"

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Big Horn Sheep Captured, Moved to Sheep Creek Drainage South of Great Falls

 

State wildlife biologists have trapped and transplanted 21 bighorn sheep to the Sheep Creek drainage that flows into the Missouri River south of Great Falls. The animals were captured over several days from the Missouri River Breaks north of Lewistown.

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GNP Seeks Comments on Proposed Fee Increases

New Boat Launch Fee and Campground Fee Included

WEST GLACIER, MT. –Glacier National Park is requesting public comment on a proposal to increase the park’s entrance fees for the first time in nine years, implement a motorized boat launch fee, and increase the camping fee at the Many Glacier Campground.

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Monitoring the Hunt..or Harassing the Hunters?

The following is a news release from the recently-formed Yellowstone Wolf Patrol, regarding their efforts to "Monitor and Disrupt" the hunting of wolves near Yellowstone National Park:

Americans outraged with the killing of wolves from Yellowstone National Park (YNP) have organized the YELLOWSTONE WOLF PATROL, whose members have entered the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to monitor and document Montana's wolf hunt, set to begin on September 15th.        

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A microphone records the sounds of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. NPS Photo.
A microphone records the sounds of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. NPS Photo.
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GNP: Going-to-the-Sun Road Noise Study Begins

Project Aims to Preserve Natural Soundscapes
 
WEST GLACIER, MT.  – Glacier National Park will begin a vehicle noise education and outreach project along the Going-to-the-Sun Road this month in an effort to reduce vehicle noise and preserve natural soundscapes in the park. Two roadside noise meter

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Glacier Park – Join the Noxious Weed Blitz on Tuesday, July 15

Citizen Science Program Offers Opportunities to Detect Invasive Plants
 
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park’s Citizen Science Program announces two opportunities to help with early detection of invasive plants along park trails: Noxious Weed Blitz on July 15 and an online training course for the Invasive Plants Citizen Science program. Both opportunities are f

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Jack and Suzi Hanna Invite You To Dinner

BIGFORK—A popular annual fundraiser for Montana wildlife biologists who oversee the state’s grizzly bear population is scheduled for July 11 at Jack and Suzi Hanna’s farm near Bigfork. Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation—formerly the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation—organizes the yearly event in order to give state biologists the tools and personnel they need to, among other things, manage grizzly populations in areas where populations are strong and to relocate a few grizzlies from around Kalispell to the Cabinet Mountains where numbers are low

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Draft Water Plan Meetings Scheduled for Shelby, Great Falls

The Upper Missouri River Basin Advisory Council has scheduled a series of public meetings, including Shelby and Great Falls, to gather comments on the Upper Missouri River Basin draft recommendations to the the Montana Water Supply Initiative, a 20 year state water plan

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Courtesy John Kruse, Northwestern Outdoors Radio
John Kruse is the host of Northwestern Outdoors Radio, heard Sunday mornings at 5:00am on KZIN-fm and online at www.k96fm.com .
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Northwestern Outdoors Program Honored

Northwestern Outdoors Radio received first and second place Excellence in Craft awards in the category of "Best Audio" last week during the Northwest Outdoor Writer's Association annual conference that took place at the KwaTaqNuk Resort in Polson, Montana.

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Glacier Bank Donates Land to the Montana Outdoor Legacy Fundation

(Helena, MT) – Glacier Bank has donated a 30 acre Harbor Village property along the Flathead River near Bigfork to Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation.

 

Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation (formerly Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation) works to maintain and grow access to public lands in order to preserve the great outdoor experience that makes Montana unique

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USFWS Reopens Public Comment Period for Proposal to List the Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo as a Threatened Species

Sacramento, Calif – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is reopening the public comment period for 60 days for the proposal to list the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

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MontGuide: What You Need to Know About Hantavirus

On today's Extension Minute, Toole County Agent Alice Burchak talked about hantavirus. Click HERE to download a free MontGuide, prepared by the Montana State University Extension Service, with information you and your family need to know to protect yourselves from this danger.

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