Deer Catch-and-Release Story and Photos by Kris Millgate “Yes! Did you get that?” “Get what?” “That deer.” “What deer?” “The one in the net.” “Where?” I say, lifting my head. “Put your head down. The deer can’t see you.” “But … Continue reading →
Author Archives: Kris Millgate
About Kris MillgateKris Millgate is an outdoors journalist for whom the quiet cast of a fly line cures writer’s block. Many production ideas for her Tight Line Media company come from the time she spends in her Idaho Falls base camp. Her two decades of journalism experience and several cross-country moves prove she’ll go anywhere for a good story. See more of her work at: tightlinemedia.com
A Solo Anniversary By Kris Millgate It’s my fifteenth wedding anniversary. I lay my fly line on the East Fork of the Salmon River at sunset. I help cook dinner on my truck’s tailgate-turned-table. I mingle with every man in … Continue reading →
Wet-Run Research Story and Photos by Kris Millgate I’m looking at a lot of black. Black bark on the banks. Black bodies in the water. The bodies belong to snorkelers wearing dark wetsuits. They’re crawling facedown in a stream that … Continue reading →
Island Park is beautiful in the green season, but summer is short in this high land where winter reigns supreme. I’ve seen Island Park in peak bloom, but now I want to see it in peak gloom. That’s why I’m riding with the Fall River Electric Cooperative line crew in January. Continue reading →
You can turn a lousy dinner of cottage cheese and crackers into a delectable dining experience if you crack open the portable packaging at the right time, in the right place. In this case, it was Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge at sunset.
My colleague Jay Krajic, a videographer, reminisced with me recently about our evening shoot there. “Sitting on the edge of the marsh eating dinner was cool,” he recalled. We had used every hour of daylight to capture the natural beauty of Grays, only stopping for a few minutes to eat at the edge of a pond. All the bugs and birds serenaded us with a symphony of their own sweet sounds. Continue reading →