It's the time of year when we spend our Saturdays outside watching football, soccer, lacrosse, or whatever sport our kids, nieces, or nephews participate in. I used to be the good friend that would go and watch the neighbor's kids play, but then I decided it was too cold for that. I know, I'm not winning any awards here.
But, if I knew I would also get to see these furry guys on the field every time I went to watch the munchkins run around, I would probably show up more often. Just saying.
This video was taken from football practice in Gardiner, MT. Gardiner is well known for wildlife just wandering throughout town.
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It's not that often that we get to watch the kids run around (literally) wildlife on the field. But if it's going to happen, it doesn't surprise me that it happens here in Montana.
This isn't the first time that animals have interfered with the sports world. Typically it's not elk, but squirrels definitely like to participate at the most unexpected times.
Let's keep in mind, elk are in rut season, and as you already know, or you SHOULD already know, we do not approach elk or any wild animal at any time. Rut season or not, we do not need anyone else making the headlines for idiotic animal encounters.
Welcome to Montana, where the wildlife do what they please whenever they please, and we like it that way.
Vintage Photos Of Montana
It's hard to imagine what Yellowstone National Park would look like in black and white. We are so used to seeing the colors that make it one of America's favorite travel destinations. Jezel Doughert's grandmother passed away and like many of us do, she spent hours going through years and years of history, from old yearbooks to news clippings, to pictures. Jezel sent me a piece of history that, if not for her, I wouldn't be able to share with you.
Beautiful Montana Cabin For Under $300k? Yep, But There's A Catch
This cute cabin set in the highly desired Hyalite Canyon is listed at $243,000 is a steal of a deal, BUT it does have some stipulations. This remote cabin is a Forest Service cabin and has apparently been standing strong since the early 1900s and is rumored to have been built as a retreat for nurses in 1911.
You will find that this cabin comes with power, phone service, gravity-fed spring water, AND a strongly built outhouse.
So what are the kickers? Unfortunately, Forest Service Residents CAN NOT be full-time. So what does that mean? Basically, you can live here part-time even though you would own the home. You can not make a profit off the house, either personally or commercially, so for the time you are not living there, you also can not rent it out and make some extra income off of it.
There is no financing available for this purchase, as the cabin doesn't qualify for it, you must be a cash buyer.
Lastly, you must be able to obtain an "FS Special Use Permit". This is required because, although you would own the cabin, you WOULD NOT own the land the cabin is on. The land will still belong to the USFS.