Other Mammals

Bats, pronghorns, beavers, and wolverines – some of the lesser-examined mammals that inhabit southwestern Montana.

Short Nosed Fruit Bat
Jones, Andrea
All about Montana's flying mammal.
Snowshoe Hare, Montana
Lee, Barbara
Montana's hue-changing hare.
Northern Bridgers, Hunting Moose, Bozeman
Savage, Nick
Learning what I'm capable of, the hard way. Read more >>
wildlife car collisions, road kill, Montana
Tucker, David
Wildlife Collision Stats.
bobcat, winter, Outside Bozeman, Montana
Haring, Mike
Following a photogenic bobcat.
Voles, Meadow vole, Outside Bozeman, Montana mammals
Knight, Phil
They're what's for dinner.
weasel, winter, Outside Bozeman, Montana
Lee, Barbara
Pine marten with a sweet tooth.
Vinje, Eric
How to keep Bambi out of your garden Read more >>
Courtesy Yellowstone National Park
Lee, Barbara
All about Montana's horniest beast
David Galliard
Bozeman's backyard beast, the lynx.
Jones, Andrea
Stealthy, independent, and elusive predators, mountain lions (or cougars) are unique creatures. While highly adaptable to different environments, mountain lions can live just about everywhere in Montana. Read more >>
Lee, Barbara
The open prairies and hills of southwest Montana are good areas to spot pronghorn antelope, the fastest distance runners in the world. Fans of the cheetah may argue that the African feline is faster, but they’re only correct if the distance is up to a quarter-mile or so. Read more >>
Emily Harris
With my two dogs—Mr. Magoo, an American bulldog, and Molly, a mastiff/Catahoula mix—in the back of my hatchback, I pulled into the Dudley Creek trailhead in Gallatin Canyon. Not quite a mile down the trail, Molly wandered off in the underbrush and I had Mr. Read more >>
Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance
Meghan O'Neal
Countless conservation efforts exist for Montana’s big game: elk, deer, and sheep all have organizations devoted to their continued wellbeing and population balance. But what about the mountain goat? Read more >>
Photo by Megan Paulson
Knight, Phil
There are a lot of annoying critters out there, both wild and domestic—packrats, mice, magpies, roosters, raccoons, possums, porcupines, and poodles to name a few. But as far as sheer destructiveness goes, nothing in my experience beats a marmot. Read more >>
Knight, Phil
Deer season has arrived at last, and you’ve put in your time waiting and stalking. You finally have one in your sights—but do you know if it’s a whitetail or a muley? You should be able to tell the species almost instinctually before you pull the trigger. Read more >>
Sarah Lavelle
With the snow falling in Bozeman, local biologists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with the Forest Service, are underway with another season of capturing wolverines. Read more >>
Ken Sinay
Once the snow falls, there’s no better time than winter for “reading sign.” Whether snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or surveying the landscape from a chairlift, picking out animal tracks and trails can enhance any outdoor experience. Read more >>
Harrison, Melynda
Capable of speeds of up to 70 miles per hour, pronghorn (or antelope, as we call them around here), are the fastest land animals in North America. But no matter how fast they run, in Montana they're stopped in their tracks by fences. Read more >>
Lynette Kemp
Bats in Montana.
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