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If you have previously registered black bear bait sites you may begin applying for the same bait sites March 1

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds black bear hunters that the preference period to register previously existing bait sites ...
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FWP schedules Billings-area hunter education classes

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled seven Billings-area hunter education classes starting Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. All classes include ...
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Game and Fish meets to discuss 2020 hunting seasons

Wildlife managers with the Green River Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be presenting the proposed 2020 ...
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FWP investigating elk, pronghorn poachings in Park County

Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking information on several elk and pronghorn that were killed illegally ...
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Game and Fish and WYDOT launch new ‘Wildlife Crossing’ initiative

Nearly 6,000 big game animals like deer, pronghorn, elk, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats die each year from collisions ...
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Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame Seeks Nominees

Nominations for the 2020 Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame will be accepted through Feb. 29. The Hall of Fame was ...
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When it comes to outdoor sports, the region served by the Northern Sports Network is one of the premier recreation capitals of the world! Every weekday afternoon NSN’s regular radio features Shadow of the Rockies explores Montana and Wyoming outdoor recreation, with “how-to” information, and tips on where to go and what to do, to get the most out of the outdoor west!

Shadow of the Rockies covers the broad spectrum of outdoor recreation including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, water sports, camping, equipment, tips and survival skills, outdoor sports medicine, and some of the more unusual outdoor activities of our region such as kayaking and sled dog racing.

The host of the unique program, Erl Barsness, was raised in Minnesota and moved to Montana in 1964 to work for the Lolo National Forest in Missoula. His broadcast career dates back to 1960 and included several radio and television stations in Missoula, Helena, and Billings over the past three decades. He first joined the Northern Sports Network in 1976 following a stint as Sports Director and later News Director for KULR Television in Billings. From 1976 to 1981 Erl Barsness produced the network’s popular radio program “The Outdoorsman” and later Erl anchored State News for the Northern News Network. As an avid hunter, Erl Barsness likes to pursue big game, as well as both upland birds and waterfowl. He is a member of the Billings Rod and Gun Club and has enjoyed raising and training his own retrievers. Not all his hunting is with a gun however, since Erl is an excellent professional photographer and specializes in scenic and outdoor photography. He has skied all his life and is an active member of the National Ski Patrol, for whom he is both an Instructor and a trainer in Outdoor Winter Emergency courses.

The nice thing about radio is that you can take it with you on your next outdoor adventure… so bring Erl along and spend some time in the “Shadow of the Rockies”!