Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.1.14


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout has picked up using attractors (cowbells, dodgers or flashers) on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing excellent using worms, spoons and woolly buggers from shore at Magpie Bay.  The walleye bite picked back up past week as the water temperature cools.  Try fishing 20 to 45 feet of […]

Forget the Chicken…Try Some Bear!

bear roast strips

Montana’s general big game archery season opens this Saturday, and for those of you bear hunters, and bear meat eaters, we have a very easy recipe for you to check out from justgamerecipes.com: Zesty Bear Tenders 1 2-lb. bear roast, cut into strips 2 packages Italian dressing mix 2 jars Pepperocini peppers 2 cloves garlic, […]

Bitterroot River Fising Report by The Kingfisher Fly Shop (8.30.14)


BITTERROOT RIVER FISHING REPORT: Visit www.kingfisherflyshop.com for more information The Bitterroot is the hot spot right now. Hecubas, tricos, big PMDs. For as frustrating as the Bitterroot has been this summer, it’s about time that it started being good and reliable. For dries, use large parachute adams, PMDs, Small baetis, purple hazes, tricos, drakes, caddis, […]

First Annual Bitterroot Area Trappers Appreciation Camp-Out SUCCESS!

The band was playing                         by the fire, and the party was hoppin!

Approximately 30-40 trappers and supporters of trapping attended the Bitterroot Area Trappers Appreciation Camp-Out this past weekend at Meadow Creek, up the East Fork, on August 30th-31st.  The event gained the Montana Trappers Association new memberships and included information on trapping and upcoming MTA events, among other things. Bitterroot valley resident and MTA member, Brian Gartner, did […]

Southeastern Montana Antelope Populations Slowly Recovering


MILES CITY– Recent surveys across Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Region 7 indicate that antelope populations are recovering but remain well below long-term averages. Wildlife biologists completed seven population trend surveys across the region and observed 1,867 antelope; similar numbers to last year. Overall antelope numbers across the region remain 50% below long-term average […]

Whitefish Mountain Resort Adds New Lift for 2014-2015 Ski Season


 If you are a skier or snowboarder you can look forward to some new access to powder and terrain at Whitefish Mountain this winter! The resort is in the final stages of constructing the new Flower Point triple chair lift that travels 3,486 feet, including 970 feet of vertical rise. The Whitefish Resort website has stats […]

Lands & Grooves – Rifled Barrel History With Colonel Smoothbore


 Last week we looked at the various types of rifle actions available to hunters and target shooters. Before we more closely examine those actions, let’s study the rifled barrel and some of its history. Early long guns were smoothbores; in other words, much like today’s modern shotguns, they had no grooves in the bore section […]

Annual Montana Atlatl Mammoth Hunt Aug. 30 – Sept. 1


Come try your hand at an ancient form of hunting! The atlatl is a 10,000-year-old type of weapon that predates the bow and arrow. Regional members of the World Atlatl Association in conjunction with First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park will provide visitors with the chance to learn about and practice with this unique weapon. […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (8.29.14)


Hunting:   Grouse and Huns season opens Monday, September 1st. Archery gets underway September 6th. Stop by Bob Ward’s hunting sale this weekend to save on everything from camo to ammo. The new “Bob Ward’s: How We Gear Up” article is on page 25 of this month’s Big Sky Hunting & Fishing News. Check out the […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors (8.29.14)


Hunting: Grouse and Huns season opens Monday, September 1st. Archery opens September 6th. Stop by Bob Ward’s hunting sale this weekend to save on everything from camo to ammo. The new “Bob Ward’s: How We Gear Up” article is on page 25 of this months Big Sky Hunting & Fishing News. Check out the gear […]

Backcountry Skier Exceeds Expectations: Brett French Radio Show Preview


Meeting Vasu Sojitra made me feel like a complete slacker. Sojitra is a 22-year-old college graduate and avid backcountry skier who recently relocated toBozeman to be closer to some prime skiing country. That in itself isn’t unusual, the draw of the mountains pulls many folks to Montana. What is different about Sojitra, though, is that he’s an […]

Tune into Catchin’ the Big Ones TODAY with the Captain and Crew Live from Paradise Falls!


Tune into Catchin the Big Ones with the Captain for the latest in fishing reports for Western and Central Montana this Friday morning from 8-9am on KGVO 1290am/101.5fm in Missoula. You can also listen on line http://newstalkkgvo.com/listen-live/popup/. The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from Bob […]