locks eyes with a camera-trap. This radio-collared male, research
number is 755M, lives in the central part of Yellowstone National
Park, Wyoming. Photo by Ronan Donovan
Mountain Outlaw magazine is published biannually in Big Sky, Montana, and examines the lifestyle, culture and issues relevant to the Mountain West from the heart of the Yellowstone region. Through award-winning editorial content, design, video and photography, Mountain Outlaw gives you more than a story – it’s an experience.
WINTER 2020 MAGAZINE
Pick up your copy of the Winter 2020 edition of Mountain Outlaw magazine at more than 400 locations around the Greater Yellowstone region.
LAND: WHERE WOLVES DARE
By Todd Wilkinson
It’s been 25 years since wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park, at once celebrated by some and intensely maligned by others. Where do they stand now?
NOW: SCIENCE AND THE SILENT KILLER
By Alex Sakariassen
America’s opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions, claiming the lives of 130 people each day and 400,000 since 1999. Western Montana’s biotech sector is working to solve the epidemic and it may just change medicine.
DAVENTURE: THE LAST FRONTIER – ALASKA’S BRISTOL BAY LODGE
By Eric Ladd and Joseph T. O’Connor
Alaska’s Bristol Bay is home to the world’s largest salmon run. Pack your rods and waders for an epic fly-fishing trip to Bristol Bay Lodge, arguably the most epic fishing experience on the planet.
LAND: MENDING FENCES
By Claire Cella
Across the West, more than 6 million acres of public lands have been rendered inaccessible to the public as huge swaths of land are snatched up. It’s a new conflict requiring new solutions and Montana is at the forefront of that quest.
FEATURED OUTLAW: BODE MILLER – AFTER THE LAST GATE
By Doug Hare
Bode Miller is the most decorated male Olympic skier in history. He didn’t learn by following the pack.
CULTURE: THE TENDER THORNS OF EDUARDO GARCIA
By Michael Somerby
Chef Eduardo Garcia is a living legend who made a decision to give back after defying the odds and surviving a near-death encounter.
LAND: A VISION
By Jessianne Castle
The lasting bond between the Crow tribe and the Crazy Mountains.
By Amanda Monthei
A guide to skiing Niseko, Japan.
HUMOR: DYE HARD
By Ednor Therriault
A slightly cracked Easter story.
CULTURE: TEDDY’S BEAR
By Anthony Pavkovich
The legend and lore behind the cuddly stuffed favorite.
CULTURE: THE TETON PASS PROJECT
By Scott Davidson
No lift ticket? No problem. I got a Teton Pass.
NOW: VITAMIN ‘Z’
By Sophoe Tsairis
Adequate sleep is critical to good health. So why aren’t we getting enough?
NOW: SAVE THE BLOCK
By Brigid Mander
An overrun mountain town takes it back.
NOW: HOW TO BUILD A ‘BOMB’
By Michael Ober
The expression “Some Assembly Required” doesn’t come close to this project.
REPORTS: NATURE UNLOCKED
By Bay Stephens
Matt Sterbenz is using biobased materials to change the game in skiing.
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