THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Winter

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On the other side of winter

Animal activity during hunting season, summertime and just as animals prepare for the winter is often discussed. Bears and ungulates, hoofed mammals, and for this article’s purpose, elk, deer and antelope, may be less active in deep winter months, but their focus is keen.

Early fall and winter

This map shows relative avalanche danger for Madison and Gallatin counties. With extreme terrain, shifting winds and adventurous winter recreationists, southwest Montana is a hotbed of human-triggered avalanches. (avalanche.org)

Far from over

MADISON COUNTY—In 2018, four fatal avalanches were reported to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC). Overseen by the U.S. Forest Service, the GNFAC covers the Bridger, Madison and Gallatin mountain ranges—from Bozeman to West Yellowstone, Big Sky to Island Park, Idaho. 

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