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By Bruce Auchly
Region 4 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks 

Love in the Time of Cold


One day it’s warm and sunny, the next day cold and snowy.

Welcome to that time on the calendar between winter and spring, though spring really doesn’t seem to hit us some years till May.

In the animal kingdom, several species ignore the calendar and do their thing now to ensure the future of their kind.

The great horned owl is hooting about now, looking for the right mate.

That hoot-hoot-hoot you heard last night or just before dawn is the mating ritual of the great horned owl. After mating, the owls will continue to hoot, not so much to proclaim their love and affection but to stake ou...

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