Kids Pheasant, Waterfowl Weekend Set for September


Montana’s young hunters are the focus of a special weekend youth waterfowl and pheasant hunting season Sept. 27–28. Legally licensed hunters age 12 through 15 will be able to hunt ducks, mergansers, geese, coots and ring-necked pheasants statewide on these two days. In addition, youngsters 11 years of age and who will reach age 12 […]

Today is Last Day to Travel Entire Going-to-the-Sun-Road for Season


If you are looking for a lovely fall scenic Sunday drive, consider a trip to Glacier National Park. Today is the last day the entire 50 miles of Going-to-the-Sun road will be open for the 2014 season. Throughout the fall and winter seasons, the entrance station at West Glacier is staffed on weekends. Visitors are […]

Leverage Action Rifles – With Colonel Smoothbore


There is nothing more quintessentially American then the lever action rifle. The first truly successful lever guns were introduced in 1860 by Christopher Spenser and Oliver Winchester. Winchester’s gun was known as the “Henry” rifle; it was named after Oliver’s famed gunsmith, Benjamin Tyler Henry. Spencer rifles were purchased by the US Army and used […]

Standoff in the Plains: Brett French Radio Show Preview


It sounds like Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Fort Belknap Tribe have some unresolved conflicts. Last Saturday an FWP game warden was stopped by tribal officials while patrolling west of the reservation. A 5 ½-hour standoff ensued, with tribal officials threatening the warden with a citation for criminal trespass as well as towing […]

Tune Into the Hunter’s Breakfast with the Captain and Crew LIVE Today!


Tune into Hunters Breakfast with the Captain for the latest in fishing and hunting 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 listen-live/popup/. The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from […]

Weather and Elk Hunting: Captain’s Column (9.18.14)


Your garden and flowers may not have enjoyed the below freezing temperatures that Western Montana experienced last week, but if you’re an elk bow hunter you might have had a different perspective. Cooler weather and the end of a full moon will make bull elk more active. They begin to gather up cows and will […]



Report compiled by Carol Henckel With fall weather approaching please be aware that it can be unpredictable. Remember to stay hydrated as you fish. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the weather as temperature, wind and precipitation can change quickly. Be […]

Montana Trappers Association Recognized by National Trappers Association


Lewistown- The Montana Trappers Association was recognized as the National Trappers Association’s Affiliate of the Year during the MTA annual Rendezvous held at the Fergus County Fairgrounds in Lewistown, Montana. The Award was presented to Toby Walrath, President of the Montana Trappers Association by Jim Buell, NTA liaison. Buell received the Award on behalf of […]