Considering the situation that each one of us was in at the time, floating through paradise hardly seemed like an apt description of the fishing trip ...

Hunger. It’s a word we use to describe our passions and appetites, and two of mine happen to be fly fishing for wild trout and dining on artfully cr...

“My favorite time of day to take photos is in the morning,” says West Yellowstone, Montana-based fly fisherman and photographer John Juracek, “w...

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” — Greek philosopher Heraclitus As The re...

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after,” wrote Henry David Thoreau. That well-worn quote was t...

“In a plurality of comrades is much countenance and consolation.” — Herman Melville, Mardi: and a Voyage Thither On a Tuesday evening in mid-Jan...

BSJ editors spotlight businesses in the Northern Rockies that are outstanding in the field of fly fishing. Outfitter of the year Westbank Anglers Jack...

A remarkable fish story is unfolding in Yellowstone Lake, the largest body of water in Yellowstone National Park. And situated at 7,733 feet, also the...

There are few man-made landmarks in Southwest Montana as recognizable as the statue of swimming trout that’s been perched above Dan Bailey’s Fly S...

After a morning hike around Shoshone Falls and the Evel Knievel jump site (where the legendary daredevil crashed due to a parachute malfunction and su...

Energized by generous spring rains, the hillsides rising above the stream seemed almost impossibly green, and we really didn’t need the crowing cock...

“April is the cruelest month…” —T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land” You can bet that poet T. S. Eliot never spent a winter in Montana. Never mind...

At 5 a.m. on a Saturday morning in September 2019, Scott Sanchez’s phone rang. The caller on the other end sounded stressed, asking if Sanchez could...

Most people experiencing Yellowstone National Park at the turn of the 20th century weren’t visiting in person. Back then, travel was expensive and e...

Anyone who’s spent time fly fishing in the Northern Rockies understands that it has a way of taking your mind off of the problems in the world. Cast...

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is known for its sublime views, superb skiing, and dramatic wide-open spaces. For aspiring homeowners, though, it can be diffic...

The Classic Sporting Art of Bob White (Stackpole Books, $75) is an eye-catching, oversized, lushly illustrated A book featuring 200 works by the legen...

Your grandmother watches lodgepole and poplar scatter morning light across a scrim of dust lifted from the skin of the earth I am trying to show you h...

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...

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