Montana Grant


Montana Grant is a retired Educator, Consultant, Naturalist, Guide, and freelance writer, he spends much of his time sharing and teaching about the great outdoors. For more Montana Grant, visit his blog at

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Sat. Feb. 1st, 2020

Heads, Fingers, Feet & Toes

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Like the song says, if you want to be happy and warm when outdoors, make sure these areas are cozy and comfortable. I know that I took some liberty with the lyrics of the original campfire song, but if these areas are not covered, then misery…

Tue. Dec. 31st, 2019

What's Your Beef? Are You Stuck Up?

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Few trucks or cars are without a bumper sticker. Some rides are completely covered. Some rigs sport only a couple. Too many bumper stickers are tacky. Bumper stickers display our right and freedom of expression. Finding a sweet spot that is…

Sun. Dec. 1st, 2019

Stewards of our Spaces

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Earth is becoming a more crowded place. Our personal spaces are gradually getting smaller. Urban folks have way less space than us Montanans. No matter how much space you have, we all have something in common. No one wants to have spaces that…

Tue. Oct. 1st, 2019

Yellowstone National Park: Nature’s Teapot

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Years ago, my first Science Fair project was entitled “Nature’s Teapot!” I had visited Old Faithful and Yellowstone Park that summer and was now an expert on geysers. There is something amazing about watching, smelling, and…

Sun. Sep. 1st, 2019

Outdoor Summer Camp

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Summertime is a great time to train future outdoorsman and women. The outdoors is full of life, fun, and critters. This is a perfect time to introduce new sports to the fold. Fishing Derbys serve the same role for future fishermen.Start by…

Thu. Aug. 1st, 2019

Soak City

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Montana Hot Springs

Mon. Jul. 1st, 2019

Yellowstone Fish Tales

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Fish have always been abundant in Yellowstone Park. The watersheds have been healthy and perfect habitats for trout. Yellowstone Lake alone is 136 square miles of trout habitat. The average depth is 139 feet and as deep as 390 feet.…

Wed. May. 1st, 2019

Use It Or Lose It: Time to Grill Your Wild Game

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With hunting season over and Spring just around the corner, it is time to use up what’s in your freezer. Not only can you enjoy some good eats, you can make room in your freezer for this Summer’s bounty! If you don’t use the…

Fri. Mar. 1st, 2019

Snow Slider!

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Shoveling snow is hard work! Having the right tool will make this chore quicker and easier.  You might be thinking that a powerful snowblower or wide shovel is best, but with a little handy work, you can make an even more efficient…

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

The Warbag!

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Plains Indians used to carry a small pouch of “possibles” that would help them survive their enemies and challenges. This pouch was known as a “Warbag” and contained various war-medicine articles and survival aids.…

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

Top 10 Montana Outdoor Resolutions for 2019

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We all make New Year’s Resolutions. Some are easier to keep than others. Usually, the diet resolution only lasts for a few short weeks. Our annual gym memberships last about three visits. After a month, we forget what our resolutions…

Thu. Nov. 1st, 2018

When Things Get Tough Get Outdoors

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Most sad, mean, hateful, and miserable people have few hobbies or outdoor interests! They stew in their own lonely and sorrowful swill while searching for ways to lower the bar to their level. Instead of using their energy and resources to do…

Mon. Oct. 1st, 2018

Skunk Be Gone!

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Unwanted encounters between dogs and skunks are way too common. Sadly, most skunks in Montana, and other states are likely to be carrying rabies. It is essential that your dog have its rabies vaccination. Rabies can cause death. Horses can…

Tue. Sep. 4th, 2018

And So It (Hunting Season) Begins...

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HUNTING SEASON IS FINALLY HERE!!! Sportsmen are celebrating their annual ritual of venturing into the outdoors. We only have so many seasons in our lives and none of us want to waste any.  Fall in Montana is special to all of us that…

Wed. Aug. 1st, 2018

Montana Car Culture "It's A Thing"

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Montanans are measured by their rides. Cowboys would impress with their horse flesh, saddle, and tack. Today’s Montana cowboys impress with their horsepower and looks.Every Montanan has a unique flair for what is best when they travel.…

Sun. Jul. 1st, 2018


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S’mores are a Montana and camping tradition. These tasty treats are required at most campfire events. Whether you are camping, on a Scouting adventure, or simply having a campfire in the backyard, S’mores are always welcome. The…

Thu. May. 31st, 2018

50 Cents a Bucket

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Dandelions can be found in everyone’s yard or pasture. Ironically, dandelions were brought from Europe with the first immigrants. The name is French for “Lion’s Tooth,” which refers to the edges of the leaves. This…

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

10 Things Well Learned

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Taking risks and trying new things are how we learn. We will never get our limit of knowledge in our lifetime. The best lessons are learned through trial and error. Big mistakes mean big opportunities to grow. To become a successful…

Sun. Apr. 1st, 2018

Winter Fly Fish Wish

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Fishing is a year around sport. Each season presents different challenges and techniques, but the opportunity to enjoy the sport is always available. No matter how cold it is, fish have to eat. They may move less and feed on more marginal…

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

Short Rods...and Small Holes

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Winter winds excite fishermen to do some hard water fishing. Frozen lakes become a perfect platform for angling fun. A safely frozen lake becomes a poor man’s yacht. Every corner of the watershed is accessible for some fishing fun.The…