All the deer came from areas were the wildlife disease was already known to exist. Seventeen of the deer were whitetails.
Montana State University released its Treasure State poll Wednesday, Oct. 14. The results show the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Steve Daines and challenger Steve Bullock, the current, but term limited governor, is too close to call. The Treasure State poll shows Bullock ahead 49% to 47%.
The result is within the margin of error of 3.9%.
The race has been competitive since Bullock ended his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and entered the race. Both candidates have come out on top in recent surveys, and other than one poll that had Daines up 9 points, neither has led by more than 3 points in polls since September.
The poll showed close races in the other statewide races. In the governor's contest, current U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte leads Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney by five points, 47% to 42%. In the race for the open seat for Montana’s U.S. Representative, Matt Rosendale leads Kathleen Williams by two points, 48% to 46%.
The Treasure State poll is administered by the MSU Political Science Department.
This Billings Gazette story outlines the contest between attorney Mike Black and Justice Laurie McKinnon for a seat on the seven-member Montana Supreme Court. The winner receives an eight-year term on the court.
In a 5-2 decision in 2014, the court ruled in favor of the Public Land/Water Access Association's claim that the public had a right of way to access the Ruby River at three bridge crossings in Madison County. McKinnon was one of two justices who voted against access.
Sharp-tailed grouse are are a joy to hunt, and with kitchen skills, tasty to eat. The bird hunting season often starts with sharptails.
Fires in California billowed smoke across the continent, and then around the globe.
True flies sport one pair of wings, and a pair of gyroscopes called halteres. Halteres turn flies into aerial acrobats.
It takes a team effort to turn a puppy into a bird dog. My 10-year-old setter Doll and I are doing our best with the teen terror upending our lives.
I recently came upon a tree felling operation that suggested the tree fellers were in as great a danger as the tree.
After years of haggling, the Land and Water Conservation fund was finally approved with full funding in August when President Trump signed the bill into law.
I've got a new puppy, Jade. She's beautiful and fun. Now if she'd just sleep through the night.