State Reporter/Outdoors Reporter
Tom Kuglin is the deputy editor for the Lee Newspapers State Bureau. His coverage focuses on outdoors, recreation and natural resources.
The groups allege approval to use helicopters and motorized boats to apply rotenone and potassium permanganate in lakes and streams to kill fish violates the Wilderness Act.
In the past 20 years, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has called its Smith water right 11 times and the Shields water right six times.
It had been a tough season for paddlefish in Eastern Montana when on June 8 Sidney resident Steve Harris Jr. packed his archery gear to the Ye…
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking the public if elk shoulder seasons should expand onto additional public lands in some hunting districts.
Montana has seen a surge this year in watercraft found carrying aquatic invasive mussels, setting a new record with nearly half of the main boating season to go.
A Montana District Court judge will hear oral arguments Friday in Meagher County in a lawsuit brought by several conservation groups asking that the state’s approval of a copper mine north of White Sulphur Springs be canceled.
The Montana Department of Justice argued that because an actual majority of committee members were not present, no quorum was established and the gathering did not meet the definition of a public meeting.
Among the many new wolf regulations the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is taking public comment on are some potential changes to uniquely managed areas adjacent to national parks.
Gov. Greg Gianforte was not among the list of Western governors invited to meet with President Joe Biden Wednesday to discuss the federal government’s firefighting programs.