Montana Trappers Association Is Putting the FUN in FUNdraising this Friday!


If you will be in the Missoula area this Friday, be sure to pencil in the Montana Trappers Association Education Event into your schedule! Knowledge IS power, and education is so important for everything you do in life! Join the Montana Trappers Association for an upcoming FUNdraiser at Deano’s Casino on Friday, April 25th to benefit […]

Mystery Angler Catches & Releases MONSTER Brown Trout on Missouri River


The Captain received this photo from Paul Moseley of Missoula. The story with the picture is not confirmed but sounded good enough to post. An angler (who we don’t have his name) recently caught and released the pictured 31 inch 17 pound Brown trout while fishing below Hauser Dam on the Missouri River. We thought […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 4.22.14


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are cruising shorelines throughout the reservoir and angler are doing well. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, spawn sacks or various bead head nymph patterns.  Boat anglers are doing well on the north end of the reservoir while anchored and casting to shore or trolling attractors at […]

Five Mountain Lions Show Up in Driveway


Just an FYI to anybody who has property or friends and family in the Newman Lake, Washington area, which is approximately 20 miles or so northeast of Spokane, there are mountain lions in the area! According to the, this trail cam photo was found on Ken Vanden Heuvel’s camera.  He was surprised to see not just […]

Upper Salmon River Weekend Steelhead Summary Report (4/20/14)


This weekend on the upper Salmon River, the majority of anglers were once again found upstream of Basin Creek, in location code 19. Few anglers were found downstream in location codes 17 and 18. Interviewed anglers in location code 17 averaged 16 hours per steelhead caught and 32 hours per steelhead kept. In location code […]

2014 Canyon Ferry Reservoir Spring Spawning Survey Update #2

1.Volunteers  John Palmer and Sean Buchanan pose with two large spawning aged walleye on the south end of Canyon Ferry Reservoir.

Warm water temperatures have the annual spawing survey on Canyon Ferry Reservoir in full swing.  Over 450 walleye have been captured, tagged and released to date, already nearly 100 more than in 2013, and some large females have started to show up.  The largest walleye captured to date has been a 29.9-inch ripe female, but […]

Drawing Results Are Now Available!


The anticipation is over. Drawing results for Montana’s deer and elk permits are now available. Use you ALS number to check your drawing status online. Other Important Dates for Hunters May 1: Deadline to apply for moose, bighorn sheep, bison and mountain goat licenses available through a drawing. June 2: Deadline to apply for antelope, deer […]

Moose Attacks Snowmobiler


Here is yet another moose incident caught on camera.  This one happened in Maine.  The description on the video included the following information from the snowmobilers.  Watch the video, and let us know what you think… Ok, posting the original version again since people have started to comment that we’re trying to hide things on […]

How to take your Wife Fishing! (by Montana Grant)


Not all women are created equal when it comes to “Outdoor Adventure”. Husbands know that taking their wives outdoors can be great fun but that can come at a huge cost. The extra planning, preparation, and presentation of this event is certainly worth the effort. First of all, be thankful that your partner is willing […]

Montana Senator Shoots Government Drone In Re-election Advertisement


There are democrats, conservatives, liberals and those that do not lean in any direction and maybe share the views of all three sides.  This particular Senator, Matt Rosendale, shows his disdain for being spied on by the federal government by shooting down a drone. Based on this commercial, Montanans, does Matt Rosendale have your vote?

Followup on Jordan Tough Guy Walleye Tournament by Pat Slater


“Well, it’s called the ‘Tough Guy’ for good reasons…..Ice, cold, rain, wind, finally some sun on Saturday,” said Pat Slater about the Jordan Tough Guy Walleye Tournament.  He and his partner did quite well in the tournament, reeling in a walleye that weighed in at over eight pounds. Here is what Pat had to say about […]

Colonel Smoothbore: Second Thoughts, Constitutional Guarantees

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“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” That is the exact text of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. I have never found any ambiguity in these words. Every […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.18.14)


Hunting:    Moose/Sheep/Goat special permits are due Thursday May 1st, post marked on or before! This can be done on online or with a paper application. If you need the paper copy we’ve got it. Bozeman Fishing: Upper Madison is hit and miss. Definitely use nymphs but on warmer days don’t be afraid to throw some […]