More a blur or mere winged premise of a bird in flight, he lit from nowhere on a mid-stream stone, studied me a bit, squat-jigged on a fringe of ice, ...

The Last Sovereigns: Sitting Bull and the Resistance of the Free Lakotas (Bison Books, $24.95) is the latest release from author Robert M. Utley. Know...

On most winter mornings, the parking lot at Last Chair Kitchen & Bar is full, even though the restaurant doesn’t open until 5 p.m. Since it’s ...

“Snow is falling, you live in the mountains, your passion is skiing and snowboarding, you can’t hold back,” says Big Sky, Montana-based photogra...

In this issue, Aaron Teasdale writes about photographer Lee Nye, who returned to his home state of Montana and tended bar in downtown Missoula in the ...

The elk checked into my yard one snowy winter evening as if they were entitled to one-night accommodations with all the benefits. At dawn, I discovere...

When COVID-19 hit last spring, ski resorts around the U.S. were forced to rapidly establish and enforce safety measures with little knowledge about th...

The award-winning Town Enclosure Pavilion was erected in the park at the Center for the Arts in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole in 2018, as the res...

A sequence of dude-ranch vacations in the Rockies can leave just about anyone yearning for their own place in the mountains. So when it happened to a ...

Calm air, clear azure skies, and a uniform blanket of white covering the entire landscape, save for the lower branches of the pines; I didn’t need a...

One fall day when I was 9 years old, my father came home with a brand new snowmobile: a 1979 Yamaha Enticer 340. It was bright red with white stripes ...

Everyone on the Tundra Buggy moved to one side to look out into the boreal forest near Churchill, on the western shore of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, ...

In the oldest reaches of downtown Missoula, Montana, there’s a haunt where the walls have eyes. Inside a storied brick building, where no signs anno...

On big powder days at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, no matter the day of the week, you can count on the fact that skiers and snowboarders will be in l...

“The nights were cold, and, if you woke up… you would hear the coyotes. … You could sit in the front of the cabin, lazy in the sun, and look acr...

Located on the eastern flanks of the Highwood Mountains of Central Montana is the sprawling Strand Ranch, home to one of the last big working cattle o...

It was called the Great American Cattle Drive, and as Sharon Moore remembers it, 300 head of longhorn out of Fort Worth, Texas, traversed more than 1,...

I have always loved the open prairie grasslands and coulees that form typical habitat for sharptails, Huns, and pheasants — Big Sky Country defined....

A chorus of crickets hums in the background as farmer Jody Manuel describes his latest experiment. The organic Petite Crimson lentil plants that he’...

Once you’ve seen mountain sheep in their native habitat — the high passes above timberline that catch early snow and hold summer’s light — she...

From Wounded Knee to the Gallows: The Life and Trials of Lakota Chief Two Sticks (University of Oklahoma Press, $24.95), co-authored by Philip S. Hall...

One night it will just pass Plain in the firelight. That thing you’ve been Hunting for so long, Suddenly right in front of you, Unafraid. As if ever...

A thick column of black smoke rose downriver, cooling into a thin layer across the horizon and contrasting starkly against the late October Montana sk...

Bows and arrows represent one of mankind’s earliest inventions. Archery artifacts from southern Africa date back as far as 60,000 years, and 10,000 ...

Surrounded by his recent work — oil paintings finished, in-process, or merely put aside — Kyle Sims focuses on painting a small fox he spotted rec...

From his ranch in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25, at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, near the border of Wyoming and Montana, The New York Times bes...

This fall, Brush Creek Distillery, located on The Farm at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, launched its first line of small-batch spirits. Dist...

Hunting gear highlights There are a multitude of hunting-related products out there these days: clothing, gear, and gadgets that are designed to make ...

As an editor, putting each issue of Big Sky Journal together is like working on a puzzle. There are different components that make up the final pictur...

THERE’S NO WALKING BY ONE OF ARTIST Beth Cavener’s sculptures without stopping to look. In each one, there’s an immediate story, and it’s ...

AFTER LIVING IN AND AROUND the Greater Yellowstone area for some time now, I’m used to driving over a rise and being blown away by what I find on th...

THERE’S A CANOE HANGING FROM THE CEILING of Dick Idol’s art studio, and it’s not just any old boat. Purchased from a fur trade museum in Mic...

ATTRACTION, ATTACHMENT, AWE — all come with having a sense of place, a strong resonance to one particular locale on Earth, which speaks to us in a l...

“EVERYONE IN THE WORLD KNOWS WHAT a cowboy is,” says Nikki Todd of Visions West Contemporary in Bozeman, Montana. “You watch people come in ...

CODY, WYOMING-BASED ARTIST MIKE “M.C.” Poulsen remembers the genesis of his epic Yellowstone Waterfall Project. An accomplished painter si...

An avid fly fisherman based in Bozeman, Montana, Stephen Camelio is a former editor for In Style magazine and has written for Fly Rod & Reel, The ...

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