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Joy Larson

Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
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What’s the Big Deal with Steelhead Fishing in Montana?

As I have mentioned before, my husband is an ex-fly fishing guide. So, whenever I want any information on this subject, I go straight to him. It also helps that he seems to have an unhealthy obsession with fly fishing. We often joke about this, as certain times of the year I find myself a fishing widow. Of course these times coincide with the numerous fly hatches.

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10 Funny and Possibly Cruel April Fool’s Day Gags

Every year April Fool’s Day sneaks up on me. The day is usually uneventful because I don’t even remember it’s April Fool’s Day until the day is almost over. This year, I am vowing to make a change. I am planning on living April Fool’s Day to the fullest. If you need a little help coming up with some gags and pranks, I’ve compiled a list for you.

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Should Your Dog Wear a Yellow Ribbon?

In past years yellow ribbons were used to commemorate soldiers away at war and could be seen on almost every street. They were tied to trees, fences, mailboxes and even cars. However, today that yellow ribbon has a new meaning. Yes, thanks to The Yellow Dog Project, you can now see yellow ribbons tied to dog leashes all across the United States.

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Ask Opinion on Montana Towns and Schools and Get Fishing Advice Free

This past weekend I attended a writer’s conference. In one of the classes that I attended, the author spoke about how everything a writer writes is important. I have to say, that I didn’t totally buy that, until today. The past year I have been blogging regularly and had considered it more of something I do for fun and a way for me to be creative, than as a way to reach people. However, today changed my opinion of blogging, and now I have bought the speaker’s words hook, line and sinker.

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When Does Fishing Open on Montana’s Rivers and Streams?

If you’re an avid fisherman here in Western Montana then you probably already know what I’m going to tell you. However, if you are a recreational fisherman, then this information might be helpful to you. This could keep you out of hot water with Fish and Game, because as it turns out, fishing is not a year-round sport in all Montana districts. Here are the general regulations regarding when Montana’s rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs are open to anglers.

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Easy Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage With Beer Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

If you haven’t planned your St. Patty’s Day meal yet, don’t worry there is still time. I’ve found a very easy crockpot corned beef and cabbage recipe. All you have to do is throw the ingredients in the crockpot St. Patty’s Day morning and it will be ready when you get home at night from all the holiday’s festivities.

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Missoula is the Destination for Social Media

We Missoulians all love this beautiful city we feel lucky enough to call home. We know we are unique and we are proud of it. From being one of the top five greenest places to live, to being just a few short miles away from four ski resorts, to being known as a city for inspiring entrepreneurs, Missoula has it.

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