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Archive for date: December 02, 2021

Newly Established Muzzleloader Hunting Season To Begin This Month

While the general rifle season is now closed traditional muzzleloader enthusiasts will have a season of their own starting in less than two weeks. The nine-day season muzzleloader heritage hunting season was established when House Bill 242 was signed into law by Governor Greg Gianforte earlier this year. The season begins Saturday December 11t...

Hebgen Dam Gate Repaired Following Breakage

The broken gate component on Hebgen Dam that led to a massive drop in streamflow on the upper Madison River this week has been fixed. This morning, in a Facebook post, NorthWestern Energy said it was fixed just before midnight and flows had been restored to the river. The decline in flows led Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks to order a full fis...

Number Set For Winter Bison Hunt At Yellowstone

Federal tribal and state officials tentatively agreed Wednesday to cull between 600 and 900 bison from the Yellowstone National Park population this winter. They will either get shot by hunters as herds leave the Park to find food or they will be rounded up. Most of the captured animals will be sent to slaughter but about 80 can be entered int...

College Campus Gun Law Blocked By Montana Judge

A state judge has ruled Montana lawmakers overstepped their authority in passing House Bill 102 legislation that would allow more people to carry guns on public college campuses. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has more. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/12-02_737.mp3

Gibson Flats Fire Spreads Across Great Falls

A fire south of the city of Great Falls burned 11 homes as well as sheds and other small buildings Wednesday. The Gibson Flats Fire can now be counted as one of the most destructive wildfire events within recent memory in Great Falls. Also Wednesday hundreds of people in the town of Denton in central Montana were forced to flee flames pushed b...