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Wow, that was fast

Wow. That went fast. It always does. The five-week general big game season in Montana closed Sunday. Unless you plan to hunt the shoulder season for elk, you’re done for the year. There’s often a...

 

I hope it doesn't spoil him

My 12-year-old grandson Isaac shot a good muley buck earlier this month. I hope it doesn’t spoil him. In an effort to get young people interested in hunting, the state, along with a number of...

 

Eric Carmen was correct

I don’t even know the words of Eric Carmen’s All By Myself, but I know the most important part of the song… The hook. Those words ran through my head as I found myself without my family on...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for December 4, 2019

11-25. My apologies for the misprint in the recent news: Gene Brown is Janet Brown’s son; Anita is his wife. Again, happy birthday to all November birthdays, including Eunice Simonson. There was a p...

 

Malta Rodeo made me homesick

Dear Editor, I had read the Western Ag Reporter’s article on the Malta rodeo benefit to fight the American Prairie Reserve. I then read what your paper wrote on the event, and for the first time in many years, it made me homesick. I haven’t had...

 

I hope it doesn't spoil him

My 12-year-old grandson Isaac shot a good muley buck earlier this month. I hope it doesn’t spoil him. In an effort to get young people interested in hunting, the state, along with a number of...

 

James (Jim) Sherman Webb

James (Jim) Sherman Webb age 87 passed away in Kennewick, Washington Jim passed away on October 26, 2019. Jim was born January 10, 1932 to Sherman and Ida Webb. He lived on the family ranch on the Candian border until joining the Army. Jim served in...

 

Jay Joseph Contway

Jay Joseph Contway, 84, of Great Falls, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mansfield Convention Center. Jay Joseph Contway was born February 13, 1935, in...

 

Barking must mean something

I fear I may be missing the message. For his entire life, my dog Ace has played second and third fiddle to other dogs. Going on nine now, he’s entering the twilight of his undistinguished career....

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for November 20, 2019

Again, congratulations to my granddaughter, Challise Young, on her engagement! Wow! Her intended is named Tim, and he works for a lumber company in Bozeman, Mont. He intends to go back to college...

 

Ruining best pheasant spots

The Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge used to offer the best public pheasant hunting in Montana. It no longer does. Not even close. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Russian olive eradication...

 

Goodbye Fall, hello Winter

The fall sports season is over for Phillips County High School and we are only a few weeks away from winter sports taking over. I have to say that I am proud of our teams, with all of our teams...

 

More about 'coup' than hunting

The government of Trinidad and Tobago recently banned the importation and use of crossbows in that Caribbean nation. It’s a pre-emptive measure. Although there haven’t been any murders or...

 

The end of an era

Sickness has been going around our county for a few weeks and the same remains true for our household. Poor Lincoln had an ear infection and this led to me having to stay home one day with him. I...

 

Half-Staff Flags

Dear Editor, Flying flags at half-staff is a symbol of respect and honor for the many who have lost their lives during tragic and unforeseen events whether past or present. It seems more recently I’ve noticed several flags throughout the City of Ma...

 

The word we are looking for is 'Colonialism'

I was happy to ignore the American Prairie Reserve (APR) until they petitioned the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to convert their grazing permits from cattle to bison and from summer only - to year-round. Just previous to petitioning the BLM, the...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for October 30

Sympathy to the family of Ned Mangis who lived 96 years. A newsflash from Whitewater: A shuttle bus called the “Whitewater Stagecoach” is available on call to travel between Whitewater and Malta!...

 

To Mr. Sargent and Class

Dear Editor, The Malta Dirt Daubers recently spent many, many hours creating fall decorations for our oak barrels. Perhaps you have noticed our hay bale Minions, pumpkin people, pumpkin floral arrangements and scare crows located throughout down...

 

Report your car vs. dear, or else

Der Editor, Last Friday my grandson and his girlfriend had made plans to drive up to Loring to see gramma Dixie. Lo and behold about two miles north of Malta, a deer jumped out of the ditch and wreaked havoc on their car. Brentton called his dad who...

 

Pheasant hunting time

I always have mixed feelings about the opening of pheasant season. On one hand I look forward to hunting the big, gaudy birds again, and having the house full of friends and dogs. On the other hand,...

 

Keep your hands off the stop signs

Last week I read in the Phillips County Sheriff’s report that “a male reported witnessing a female take out a stop sign in a residential area; Deputy responded to the call; case file started” and it left my jaw dropped. Our Malta Mayor, John...

 

Planning for elk management

I watched and listened in awe during my first year of hunting elk as a large bull screamed, nose flared, while he herded his cows from his bugling challenger. That was in 1979 and a lot has changed over the past 40 years. Today elk are plentiful in...

 

Canaries in coal mine?

Sage grouse season closed last week. For the second year in a row I didn’t get one. I didn’t even see one. It wasn’t for lack of effort. I’ve been hunting more days than not since the upland...

 

Never a good time

INFO I meant to thrive but could only survive as our editor was on vacation. There is never a great time to get sick, but as Mark left town, an upper respiratory infection ran through me, making the w...

 

One last cast for the year

I thought I was done with fishing for the year. My focus had been on hunting since Sept. 1 when upland bird season opened. But early last week, after a morning chasing sharptails with my friend Dallas...

 

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