Montana man’s massive bull elk the state’s latest nontypical record

Garth Sessions was all smiles as he carried out what would become the largest nontypical bull elk ever recorded in Montana. He shot the elk while hunting on public land in southeastern Montana, and while wearing his lucky hat given to him by Monte Haugen. Scott Sessions photo

For many years, Garth Sessions couldn’t understand what his grandfather was talking about when he told him that to be a good hunter, “You just have to be in the right place at the right time.”

Touring Idaho’s wildlife management areas, Part 2

The confluence of the Boise River with the Snake River is just one of the many cool things you will find on the Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area near Parma on the Oregon/Idaho state line. Terry Thomas /

Over the past week my wife Cathy and I have hopscotched across southern Idaho visiting the state’s wildlife management areas. We have spent as little as a couple of hours to a day exploring each one. That has not been nearly enough time to do much more than get acquainted, leaving me frustrated.

Climbing chaos fun at the local gym

Climbers watch a competitor work a route and wait their turn to get on the bouldering wall at The Edge Climbing & Fitness gym in Idaho Falls on Saturday. The gym held a competition most of the day with more than 50 people joining in. (Jerry Painter photo)

Each competitor at Saturday’s indoor climbing contest at The Edge in Idaho Falls was given a score card with a list of about 60 numbers down one side. Each number corresponded to a route and number on the climbing walls. The score card told the difficulty and points value of each route.



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