What's Bozeman's definitive season? Is it winter, with Bridger's cold smoke? Maybe it's summer, with the Gallatin's blue-ribbon trout. Spring isn't bad either, what with all the backcountry skiing, early-season biking, and pre-runoff fishing. But around the O/B office, fall is king. There's still fishing and biking and hiking aplenty, but in fall there's also the hunt. Whether you're stalking elk into the backcountry or taking your shotgun for a walk up an old logging road, the hunt defines the season, and it dominates our latest issue. We cover access, ethics, backcountry navigation, and the latest gear. And while hunting sets the tone, it's by no means the only subject covered. We have featured bike rides, fishing hotspots, late-season hikes, and much more—dig in.