Beginner's Guide

Fly Fishing, Beginners, Bozeman, Montana
Adam Parkison
Therapy sessions for an insecure fly-fisherman. 
Gallatin River, Bozeman, Whitewater, Kayaking
Drew Hulse
One newcomer’s account of Bozeman-area whitewater. 
skiing, learning to ski, teaching, parents, kids
Pete Petry
Easing your kids into alpine skiing.It’s easy to embrace the love of skiing once you’ve mastered a few skills, but parents often face challenges when introducing kids to the sport. Here are five tips to help you out. Read more >>
Hunting, Prairie, Plains, Sage, Bozeman, Montana
E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
Hunting Montana's prairies, plains & sage meadows. 
Rifle Rounds, Hunting Ammo, Montana
Kurt Dehmer
While we hunters are blessed with more caliber options, bullet types, and specific loads than ever before, we’re now burdened with the conundrum of what ammo to buy. Read more >>
Rifles, Shotguns, Hunting Arms, Montana
Kurt Dehmer
Getting the right firearm for you. 
Nordic Skiing, Cross-country Skiing
the editors
A guide to XC skiing.
DIY European Mounts, Bozeman Taxidermy
Dehmer, Kurt
DIY European mounts.
J Stroke Diagram, canoe
Drews, Debbie
Canoe-paddling basics.
Beginner's Guide, Montana Whitewater
Drew Pogge
Fun before mastery.
Backcountry skiing, earn your turns, Bozeman skiing
Krueger, Ryan
What to know if you wanna go
Hyalite creek, fishing around Bozeman, Bozeman fishing, fly fishing
Sawyer, Kit
Intro to fishing in the BozoneIf you’re new to the sport of fly fishing, now is a great time to get out and wet a line in the fabled waters of southwest Montana. Here are a few places to go broaden your riparian education. Read more >>
bait fishing, fishing bait, fishing in Montana, old-fashioned fishing
Mike England
Bait-fishing basics.
Ransom, Katie
Kayaking destinations for beginners
fly fishing gear, fly fishing essentials, fishing in Montana, fishing ideas
the editors
What to take for your day on the water Read more >>
John Way
Top ten fly patterns.
Tapley, Peter
Once the domain of hardened alpinists, ice climbing has come a long way in its evolution and now anyone (thanks largely to modern equipment and Gallatin County snowplows) can enjoy a sense of adventure, complete with warming afternoon sun and hot cocoa between rounds on the vertical. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Over the last two years, I’ve racked up around 600 miles on the trails, hundreds of dollars in debt, and bruises on every part of my body trying to become a competent mountain biker. I’m still not there, but these are all things I wish someone would’ve told me on day one. Read more >>
Dehmer, Kurt
Eastern Montana has long been famous for its abundance of paleontological discoveries; numerous whole skeletons from various species of dinosaurs have been found in the bluffs and badlands along the Missouri River. Read more >>
the Editors
By most accounts, hitchhiking has devolved from a commonplace it's-all-good-bro kind of '60s sci-fi adventure to a life-threatening how-badly-do-I-need-to-get-to-Spokane art form. Like most dangerous pursuits, though, it's the stuff epic stories are made of. Read more >>
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