Outlook is nine miles from Canada and about twenty-five from North Dakota. The story goes that in the early days a stranger rode into town, tied his horse to the hitching rack, and was just entering when someone yelled, "Look out!" The stranger ducked a glass thrown at someone else, and they turned the words around to come up with Outlook to name to the town. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located on the heavily glaciated rolling plains of northeastern Montana, between the Missouri River and the Canadian Border. Thousands of migrating waterfowl make their summer home at Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Great blue herons, white pelicans, sandhill cranes, grebes and 12 different species of ducks share the prairie lake ecosystem. The Medicine Lake Wilderness Area, covering 11,366 acres, is an administrated unit of Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, located within or adjacent to that Wildlife Refuge.