Shadow Of The Rockies

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Wyoming Hunting Season Info. Gathering Meetings

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host information-gathering meetings in preparation for the development of 2020 hunting season proposals ...
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End of Hunting Season Report SE Montana

The weekend after Thanksgiving brought more wintry weather for big game season-closing check stations on Sunday, Dec. 1. Hunter numbers ...
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End of Season Report SW MT

Montana’s general hunting season ended Sunday evening with lower hunter numbers and varied success rates in southwest Montana during the ...
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Scoping Process begins for Madison River alternatives

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park is beginning a public process to gauge public support and collect feedback on various alternatives ...
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Bear Hunting, Archery Equipment, & firearms to be discussed at Green River Mtg. Dec. 10th. 6 pm.

Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Green River Region, are holding a public meeting to gather input ...
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WY Senator Brian Nesvik provides CWD information to US Senate

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Director Brian Nesvik will provide testimony about chronic wasting disease Wednesday, Dec. 4 to ...
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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”!