This week has been full of successful hunting stories, and sadly, many poaching tragedies. Montana is full of open space and so many resources, it is unfortunate to see people taking advantage of the freedom we enjoy. But, for every opportunist is a well-mannered hunter actually paying for a tag, and contributing to the funds that provide us with such amazing open space. Here are links to all the top stories from around Montana this week:
FWP SEEKING INFORMATION ON BULL ELK SHOT AND LEFT TO WASTE….read the whole story here.
Montana Wolf Harvest Numbers on the Rise…read more here.
Buck Crashes Through Travel Trailer and Found Alive Inside…read more here.
Choose Your Tree Wisely: Buck’s Last Rub…read more here.
Mis-Information Results in Possible Poaching Case for Montana Hunter…read more here.
Safe Shooting Tips from Colonel Smoothbore…read more here.
Fishing & Hunting Summaries for the week:
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 kind of “toughman” fishing this time of year while waiting for ice to come on, the Missouri River is producing walleye for those jigging from boats. Dallas at Highline Cleaners in Chester says it’s kind of slow this time of year thanks to the weather, but there’s been few bank fishing for walleyes and Northerns. Robert from Malta Marine says fishing on Nelson is still good. Ron Aashiem of Montana FWP says it’s a little slow on the deer and elk harvest, and shares some areas doing well. For more information go to fwp.mt.gov. Ryan from Bob Wards says elk and deer numbers are down a little bit, for area hunters in Helena and shares areas that are doing better.
Congratulations to this weeks trivia winners Jay Vansickly of Missoula, and Tom Findlay of Lolo. Keep listening for your chance to win, just like Darrin Metcalfe. He was this week’s Montana Club gift card winner!