Montana Trappers Association Recognized by National Trappers Association


Lewistown- The Montana Trappers Association was recognized as the National Trappers Association’s Affiliate of the Year during the MTA annual Rendezvous held at the Fergus County Fairgrounds in Lewistown, Montana. The Award was presented to Toby Walrath, President of the Montana Trappers Association by Jim Buell, NTA liaison. Buell received the Award on behalf of […]

Learning from Animals and People at Ten Feet Tall–Maybe Less…

Ten Feet Tall

A person’s words can have a major impact somebody’s life, and  the company of an animal can change perspectives.  Berny Croy, of Missoula, realized not only how much her horse, Sarge, has taught her, but also how impactful words said to her years ago could be to her life today. Here’s Berny’s story in her words: […]

Little Car Vs. HUGE Moose

Moose Vs. Car

There are a lot of dangers in the world today, and a Maine resident discovered that something as simple as driving a car can sometimes be one of them…The accident happened in July of this year near the Monson/Shirley town line.  Surprisingly enough, the driver survived and was released from the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and listed in good […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.15.14


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught mid-reservoir to the Dam cowbells or other attractors, tipped with worms, at depths primarily around 20 feet.  Shoreline anglers are catching rainbows using worms and/or marshmallows, especially at Magpie Bay.  Walleye anglers continue catch fish throughout the south end and mid-reservoir areas using slow-death rigs, worm harnesses or […]

Jefferson River Fishing Report 9.14.14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

Dan shows off his catch. A beautiful pre-spawn brown sporting his fall colors!

FLOWS: Twin Bridges 742 cfs Silver Star 573 cfs VISIBILITY: Slightly green but good at 3 feet. Some moss as usual. CONDITIONS: The Jefferson River is currently flowing fairly stable and at a great level. The Jefferson River’s brown trout are in their aggressive, pre-spawn stage and the rainbow’s are trying to gain weight, eating […]

Falling Block Action Rifles with Colonel Smoothbore


The first successful “falling block” action was patented by American Christian Sharps in 1848. This gun was a breech-loading black powder rifle. Sharps personally never manufactured the gun that even today bears his name, instead he chose to accept royalties from A. S. Nippes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the American Civil War, the Sharps rifle […]

Fourteen Year-Old Montana Archery Hunter Bags First Bull


Fourteen year-old Wyatt O’Day has been hunting and fishing his entire life, and Friday, September 12th, was a good day for this dedicated hunter.  Wyatt was bow hunting in Mineral county and took aim at a very nice bull from 30 yards away and released his arrow.  THWACK!  He got him!  What makes this kill even more special is that this was Wyatt’s […]

Somebody Shot the 30 Point Buck with Archery Equipment [VIDEO]


I’m sure we have all heard the song about the mythical “Turdy Point Buck.” It looks like a Wisconsin man actually bagged the mythical beast. He didn’t even have to use the combination AK-57 uzzie radar lasar triple barrel double scoped heat-seakin shotgun. He shot the critter with his archery equipment.

Community Effort Set to End Wild Turkey Feeding


RED LODGE – Though Red Lodge city ordinances prohibit people from feeding wild animals, some residents continue to supply food for a flock of wild turkeys. The result is an unnatural, unhealthy concentration of turkeys in town. City officials are asking all Red Lodge residents to help disperse the turkeys into a more natural setting by […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.12.14)


Hunting Backcountry rifle season opens September 15th so now is the time to get your tags and ammo at Bob Ward’s. Beat the rush on this season’s best gear. Don’t forget to layer and be prepared for all types of weather. Fishing: Lower Madison-The cooler temps are improving fishing but also effecting dry fly fishing. […]

Will the Captain get his Elk This Year?


The Captain will be heading to hunt again this year with Burke Ranch Outtfitters over in eastern Montana. It looks like it will be a fun trip over to Malta where he is meeting the boys from Burke Ranch. That is because Trampus and Staci Corder of Clearwater Properties Real Estate in Fort Benton […]

What a Wild Job: Brett French Radio Show Preview


As a 19-year-old college student in Colorado, Merv Coleman landed a sweet summer job in 1966 – patrolman in Wyoming’s Teton Wilderness. It was a learning experience for the Midwest farm boy to be cast out into the wilds of the Rocky Mountains, 30 miles from the nearest ranger station. On his first day in the wilderness, his […]

Tune Into “Hunters Breakfast” TODAY with the Captain!


Tune into Hunters Breakfast with the Captain for the latest in fishing and hunting 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 listen-live/popup/. The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from […]

Some Schools Forcing Children to Eat Vegetarian Meals on “Meatless Mondays”


According to an article posted on the Field and Stream website, “schools in both California and Texas are forcing students to eat vegetarian through a campaign called Meatless Monday, which happens to be endorsed by the HSUS”.  Apparently, school district officials are forcing children to go without meat and poultry at school one day a week.  According […]

Elk Hunting and Trout Fishing: Captain’s Column (9.11.14)


The general archery season is underway and some hunters are finding success. Justin Bonomo, my hunting buddy from Forsyth, scored on opening day at 10am. Bonomo who is no stranger to success with his bow knocked down a nice 6×6 bull with a 40 yard shot while he was hunting with Burke Ranch Outfitters. The […]