Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (8.1.14)

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Hunting:   Bob Ward’s 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend is this Saturday in Missoula, and Sunday in Butte. All proceeds benefit Operation Valor. Visit Bob Ward’s facebook page for event details. You can try out just about any model you might want to buy along with accessories and optics. A few opening dates to prepare for: Upland […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors (8.1.14)

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Hunting:   Bob Ward’s 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend is this Saturday in Missoula, and Sunday in Butte. All proceeds benefit Operation Valor. Visit Bob Ward’s facebook page for event details. You can try out just about any model you might want to buy along with accessories and optics. A few opening dates to prepare for: Upland […]

Ten Feet Tall in the Rattlesnake Wilderness…(Probably Less)

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You can’t go wrong with a local trip up the Rattlesnake Wilderness, according to Berny Croy of Missoula. Berny described the trailhead specific for horses, on her most recent riding adventure, as welcoming.  She was pleased that it was along with the Rattlesnake Creek so the ponies could quench their thirst.   Berny said that she, on Sarge (a […]

Fairs, Fairs, Everywhere! Montana Fair Schedules This Weekend

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Its fair season around Montana, and this weekend has a full schedule of fairs and rodeos taking place. Here are a handful that are taking place. Be sure to find one near you and join in the fun!   Great Falls-Montana State Fair Experience Montana’s culture and history in the heart of Montana – Great […]

Pack Your Own Raft: Brett French Radio Show Preview

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If a recent trip down the South Fork of the Flathead River is any indication, packrafting is becoming an increasingly popular way for backpackers to carry the small boats into remote waters. At the headwaters of the river, deep in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, 10 packrafts converged in three separate groups at one time. Although a Flathead National Forest official […]

Fishing Reports and Information, Make a Barrel Knot AND Get Your Captain Fix on Catchin’ the Big Ones!

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Tune into Catchin the Big Ones with the Captain for the latest in fishing 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 http://newstalkkgvo.com/listen-live/popup/. The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from Bob […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 7.28.14

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Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. High water conditions are dangerous as Spring weather is unpredictable and the run off is treacherous.   Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an […]

2014 Fall Mack Days Information

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2014 Fall Mack Days Sponsored by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes And sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Flathead Lake Up to $125,000 in Cash and Prizes (1)-$10,000 & (2) $5,000 & (5) $1000 + over (5,000) $500-$100 tagged lake trout  September 26th-November 16th Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays 24 days of fishing/pick your […]

THIS WEEKEND-TWO-DAY EVENT!! Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors’ 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend!

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MISSOULA – Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors’ 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend will be held on August 2nd and 3rd. Proceeds from the shooting demo this year will benefit Operation Valor. Bob Ward’s has teamed up with several of the top brands in hunting and shooting to raise funds for Operation Valor, whose mission is to […]

Fire Restrictions Update for Central/Eastern Montana

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BILLINGS — Big Horn County has been added to the list of areas in south central Montana where campfires are banned in state fishing access sites and wildlife management areas. This week Big Horn County officials voted to impose Stage I restrictions, which ban campfires except where specifically exempted, and allow smoking only in vehicles and […]

Mountain Fly Fishing Report for the week of 7.28.14

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There is “a bit of spruce moth action on Blackfoot and Rock Creek.”  Mountain Man suggests that you find a good run and fish it, but be patient.  The best time to be out is from10 am to 1 pm.  On the Upper Bitterroot River, dry fly fishing seems to be more consistent than last week.  Mountain Man also said that the […]

Elk Fever Family Fun Event – FREE ADMISSION!

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Elk Fever Free Family Fun Event! Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9am-3pm Harvest Church in the Heights, located at 1235 Wicks Ln W in Billings, will be hosting “Elk Fever” on August 9.  The exciting purpose of “Elk Fever” is three-fold:  Elk Fever is all about celebrating the soon kick-off of the upcoming 2014 elk-hunting season.  […]

Yellowstone County Ducks Unlimited Banquet Date Set for August 21st!

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The Yellowstone County Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center on August 21st!  The doors will open at 5:30pm, and there will be a plated dinner. around 7pm.  There will also be live and silent auctions, along with raffles and LOTS of action!  They will have between 25-30 guns […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 7.28.14

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout are being caught near the Dam, around Cemetery Island and mid reservoir trolling attractors/flashers, tipped with worms, or using worms from shore.  The walleye bite continues to be excellent with continued consistent weather patterns and warmer water temperatures. Fish the south end of the reservoir by trolling worm harnesses (with worms or […]

UPDATE: MISSING WILDLAND FIREFIGTHER FOUND

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Wildfiretoday.com posted this update at 3:19pm this afternoon (Monday, July 28, 2014):  The firefighter that had been missing since Sunday, July 27, has been found walking on a road, uninjured, and no medical assistance was needed. ————————————————- Wildfiretoday.com reported this morning that “a wildland firefighter working on a fire on the Bitterroot National Forest is missing”.  The […]