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 By Tom Puchlerz    Opinion    October 16, 2019 

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...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    October 16, 2019 

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...

 

Whitewater News and Opinion for October 9, 2019

Sympathy to victims of the September snowstorm in Montana, especially Browning, Mont. and other areas. Our Whitewater had rain, a skiff of snow, horrible wind and cold weather. My cellar flooded...

 

Save the Cowboy

The following statement is an observation that my wife, Julie, and I made at the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge located in North Eastern Montana. We put it on Facebook and it received over 400 shares. It is information on a topic that needs to be...

 

Front page placement

My picture was on the front page of the local paper last week. It’s something I try to avoid. I prefer to fly under the radar. The mug shot that accompanies my column no longer looks like me and...

 

My favorite Phillips County place

It took me a whole two years, but I finally went out to Nelson Reservoir to fish. I almost forgot how nice Nelson was, though I typically get a weekly reminder from our area’s athletes. When I ask kids where their favorite spot in Phillips County...

 

Not going quietly

I thought Jem would be ready to retire, hang it up, head to the couch, rest on his laurels. After all, he recently turned 13, the life expectancy of a springer spaniel. He has aches and pains, walks...

 

A memory of a trail

I can’t get a stretch of trail out of my head. It must be the season. I haven’t been there for years, but years ago I walked it many times every fall. The stretch of trail I keep seeing isn’t...

 

Is that even fair?

Dear Editor, Note to Malta house or lot owners: The City of Malta charges water, sewer, and or garbage, even if the house is vacant and even if there is no house or building on the lot! Is that fair? I don not think so. Do you? Also, the county can...

 

Mosquitoes, wind better than hurricanes

My cousin promised to call when Dorian hits. He said he’ll hold the phone outdoors so I can hear the storm. While we experience a lot of severe weather in Montana, thank goodness hurricanes aren’t...

 

Brand new second shoes

I did something strange a couple of months ago and it paid off! I bought a pair of second hand Jordan IV Retro shoes for $40. These shoes have clearly seen better days. They are scuffed up and have...

 

I'm ready to hunt

I put the boat away last weekend, and along with it, most thoughts of fishing. Oh, I’ll still cast a line a time or two, but probably no more than that. It’s time to hunt. Antelope season is...

 
 By Mark Hebert    Opinion    August 28, 2019

Computer woes

It was a wild week at the old Phillips County News as the computer of your “beloved” publisher decided to go belly up, deceased goldfish style, and if not for the help of “The GEEK” — AKA Malta School’s Computer guru and PCN IT...

 

Where have the bees gone

I’d read the stories about vanishing honeybees, but didn’t put much stock in them. I was still seeing plenty of bees. Now all of a sudden I’m not. Last year when I’d walk close to my caragana...

 

A good trip

After getting wiped out by the fair, my family and I had the chance to escape the great state of Montana and go home to spend time with my family in the suburbs of Chicago. The road trip was long and...

 

Whitewater News & Opinion for August 21

Sympathy to the families of Justin Lucas who died in a recent accident. Late note from the Phillips County Fair: On Sunday, August 4, trailers and campers from various Native American tribes from all over Montana and other places were at the fair for...

 

Trying my luck

I guess I’ve just been lucky. For nearly half a century I’ve wandered the backcountry of Yellowstone Park without ever being mauled by a bear or gored by a bison. I seldom followed the...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    August 7, 2019

I love 'van'?

I know I was skeptical at first per my previous write up about our new vehicle. But I have been driving our family minivan for a week or so and I love it. I know praising the room, comfort and dependa...

 

Too much like me?

Like any grandparent, I’m proud of my grandchildren, and see great promise in their future. Some of them have already begun to show an athletic prowess that I never had. Others are more accomplished...

 

Ugh, a minivan

It went against everything I know, but it’s all over. So, I took the leap with my wife. To sell our family SUV and get a van. Ugh, a minivan. The day that PJ was born in June of 2012, we realized that our car’s air conditioning was not adequate...

 

Catfish, not catfishing

To the dangers we face in Montana every summer add catfish. Not catfishing. Catfish. My friend John ended up in the hospital recently after developing a life-threatening case of sepsis. When I told...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    July 27, 2019

Happy Crazy Days

INFO Though I missed a lot of it, I thoroughly enjoyed what time I did spend at the Malta Chamber of Commerce’s Malta Crazy Days event. Like the First State Bank Car Show, or any other big event...

 

RSA receives NAWCA grant

Dear editor, The Ranchers Stewardship Alliance thanks President Trump’s Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the other members of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) for their approval of the most recent slate of North American Wetl...

 

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