Daylight savings time is in effect, and hopefully all of you have turned your clocks back one hour. The weather has turned colder this week, bringing better conditions for hunters out there. Hunting success stories are slowly trickling in, this next week of cooler weather should bring better hunting results. Here is a photo from US National Weather Service with full current report here:
Here are your weekly fishing and hunting summaries from around the state:
Bill Brown at Bob Wards says Missoula area hunting is going good, and in the Hamilton area fishing the October cadas’s are doing really well. Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette says statewide elk hunting was up this year for opening weekend. Chancy at Snappy’s says area fishing is still good for Lake Superior Whitefish. Dale from Don’s in Lewistown says Spring Creek blue olive fishing is great when the weather is agreeable. John Harris from Lakeside Resort in Trout Creek says area hunting has been slow, and there were 3 wolf harvests reported to the check station. Leonard from Robert’s Bait and Tackle says fishing has been slow. Holter has had a few reports pulling cowbells catching trout, and walleye fishing has been really slow. Robert from Malta Marine says when the weather straightens out, the fishing on Nelson is good. Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says the Yellowstone is doing well on Whitefish.
If you missed them the first time, here are links to all the most popular stories from montanaoutdoor.com this week:
Persistence Pays Off-300-Inch Montana Archery Bull Elk Hunt – When you shoot an animal, you track it. As ethical hunters, we don’t give up just because we are tired or because…read more here.
Deer disintegrates on impact after being hit by a car at 140mph – There was a driver on the Autobahn, Germany, cruising in his BMW Z4 at 140 mph when all of the sudden, he hit a deer. You can only imagine the impact….read more here.
Man catches photos of lion that has its eye on his kids playing – A mountain lion was creeping around the deck of this man’s house, watching the kids play on the floor of the kitchen. He snapped the pictures…read more here.
Freak elk hunting accident leads to paralysis for teen hunter – a seventeen year-old hunter, Kevin Wayne Jr., that was recently paralyzed during a freak hunting accident in Washington state. Apparently, to transport the massive elk….read more here.
Hunting, hunting, and more hunting: Captain’s Column – My expectations were high this past weekend during the opening of deer and elk rifle season, but in the end the results I experienced were…read more here
Congratulations to our trivia winners Bob Favor of Townsend and Denise Dunn of Butte. Keep listening for your chance to win, just like Lonnie Selby of Eureka who was our Montana Club gift card winner this week. You can listen to the whole show here.