Pheasant and antelope hunting season started this week, and fall is in full swing with trees turning colors rapidly around Montana. There have been some crazy animal encounters this week, and a few sad hunting stories. If you missed our most popular posts the first time, now is a great time to catch up on what you missed. You can also listen to the full Montana Outdoor Radio Show, just click here to hear the full show from Saturday.
Here are all the most popular stories from last week:
FWP Charges Twenty-Six in Local Hunting Shakedown – Here is a disturbing article about poaching in Montana…read the full story here.
Bull Tragically Drowns While Antlers Locked to a Dead Bull – The following videos were taken of a sad and tragic situation with two bull elk that adeer hunter came across…read the full story here.
Emergency Deer Hunting Rule Change Adopted by Commission – Deer hunters this fall will not be allowed to use their general deer license to take antlerless mule deer in five northcentral Montana hunting districts…Read more here.
Bull Elk in Love (with a human) …See the whole video of the elk chasing after a woman on a motorcycle here.
Hunter Bags an Albino Moose and Upsets Aboriginals in Novia Scotia …fin out what all the controversy here.
If you missed the radio show Saturday morning, here are the fishing and hunting summaries from around the state:
October 12th Summaries
Improved weather for fishing has really turned on the Bitterroot River. Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette shares part of his post of a survival story of a bear attack from 21 years ago in Wyoming, 250 stitches in a 3 ½ hour surgery.
Chancy at Snappy’s says the whitefish are starting show up in the Flathead River. You can try down by were the Little Still Bridge used to be, or up off the Columbia Falls Bridge.
Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says late in the season like right now, shore fishing has been good down off the dock down by the marina, but boat fishing has been a struggle.
John Harris from Lakeside Resort says Noxon Rapids Reservoir been quite now that hunting season is in full force, but has had several reports of pike and a neighbor kid got his 1st black bear.
Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says fishing has been pretty slow because of the Government shut down. The only place to put in on Holter is down at the Gate of the Mountains.
Matt from Mo Fisch says it’s a great time of year for fishing Flathead Lake while the Lake Trout are in their pre-spawn to spawn mode, and says hit the shorelines and Rock points. To book a fishing trip call Matt at 755 -4414
Robert from Malta Marine says fishing on Nelson is good when the wind isn’t blowing too much. And a guy from Glasgow did get a skinny 32 incher last week as well.
Ron Aashiem of Montana FWP says with the opening of Antelope and Pheasant Season, last season 16,000 hunters took only 10.000 which was very low compared to years past. For more information go to fwp.mt.gov.
Ryan from Bob Wards in Bozeman encourages hitting the Madison.
Shelby from Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon says some areas around Glenn, Whitehall, and Twin Bridges the pheasant is good. There’s a lot people in the area hunting for antelope during the open in the Dillon area.
Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says fishing the rivers are hot.
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