Early signs of winter have left their mark on Montana this week with winter weather advisories and traces snow starting to stick. It won’t be long before ski season opens; we are just a few snow storms away! Until then most Montanans have been busy hunting, and those not out hunting are catching up on the Montana college football scene. Montana Grizzlies are 9-2, and Bobcats 7-4. The Griz upped their chances of hosting a playoff game with their win against Weber State yesterday! If you haven’t been able to catch up on www.montanaoutdoor.com, don’t fret. We have all the best stories just a click away:
Unusual Behavior by Whitetail Buck after Being Freed by Hunter… here.
Elk Spars with Photographer…here.
Excellent Prognosis for Deer Shot in Snout with Arrow…here.
Uncontrollable Hunting Excitement: Captians Column… here.
“Shade of Black” Wolf Hunting Video by Montana Wild…see it here.
Here are your hunting and fishing summaries for the week:
Bill Brown at Bob Wards says there’s still some hunting season left. Water fowl hunting at Freeze Out is looking good. Browns Lake is doing well from shore for fishermen. In Hamilton Bill says nymph fishing down through the rivers and big holes are doing well.
Chancy at Snappy’s says there’s no ice on Smith Lake yet, but pike fishing is still effective although perch fishing is slow. Whitefish are still running really good in the river by Yellowstone Bridge and Highway 35 bridge.
Dale from Don’s in Lewistown says it’s still “toughman” fishing while waiting for the ice to come in.
Mary Beth Kibler of Kibler Outfitting says the fishing is good at Hellcreek Marina and bottom bouncers are the way to go. To book a guided trip with Kibler Outfitting Thanksgiving week, call 406-557-2503
Tammy from Northwest Sports in Eureka says area hunting is slow, and the storm this weekend should help. General mountain lion hunting is closed for region 1 and 4. Reservoir fishing has been rewarding.
Woody from Woody’s Lures in Townsend says the Yellowstone and Shields are doing well, more so on Shields though.
Congrats to this weeks trivia winners Brad Morrissey from Huson, and Greg Brown from Missoula. Keep listening for your chance to win just like Brysen Metcalf of Lewistown; he won a Montana Club gift card!