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By Bruce Auchly
FWP Region 4 Information Officer 

Montana Tales & Trails

Out of sight, out of mind


December 8, 2017

courtesy photo

Bynum Perch

Ready for winter? Snow shovel out, snow blower gassed up?

If you are a bear, you eat a lot, then sleep for six months.

If you are a bird, you may either head to the sunny south or hunker down for a winter of birdfeeder visits.

But if you are a fish, then what? Ah fish, the forgotten animals.

Fish of Montana don't go anywhere exotic in winter and don't hibernate. Their behavior, however, may change with the seasonal changes in their habitat and food supply.

We tend to focus on, perhaps better understand, those animals we see. Think dogs and cats, deer, cattle and birds. Even if we cannot ide...

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