All Natural Homemade Fly Spray–Great for Most Livestock

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Does it bother you that your livestock are constantly pestered by flies, but you don’t want to douse your animals in harsh chemicals?  Well, here is an easy, homemade fly spray that we found at  This particular spray recipe may not be as strong as commercial sprays, but it can be applied as needed without […]

Family Bags a Deer and a Record Gator Simultaneously

Alabama Record Gator

“It may not be deer season, but one family of hunters inadvertently bagged a doe when they took down this 1,000+ pound gator.” (via When Ken Owens, who owns a taxidermy shop in Autaugaville, Alabama, opened up Alabama’s largest recorded gator ever taken by harvest, and still possibly the largest gator ever taken by harvest in the world, “he saw […]

Snakes on a Plane? NO! It’s Elk on a Trampoline!


So, here is some footage from Evergreen, Colorado that a family recorded after noticing elk in their yard…only, one of the elk youngins poked his head into the trampoline area and decided to jump in.  Here’s what they had to say about the unusual incident: OMG – Just when you thought you had seen it all…….and we […]

Bitterroot Area Trapper Appreciation End of Summer FREE Event THIS WEEKEND!


Furbearers provide clothing & accessories, food, organic fertilizer, medicines, and other biodegradable products.  Sound wildlife management programs ensure the necessary supply of natural wild fur for today’s needs and those of tomorrow. (Information via Trappers are an important part of wildlife management in Montana and beyond, and for that reason, there will be a Bitterroot Area […]

Elderly Woman Attacked after Petting What She Thought Was Her Cat


BE CAREFUL! Just because you have a gray cat with black stripes on its tail doesn’t mean that all gray animals with black stripes on their tails are your cat! An 88 year-old elderly Connectitcut woman learned the hard way just how bad the outcome can be if you find yourself trying to cuddle with […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 8.25.14


Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout continue to be caught by boat anglers, using attractors (cowbells, dodgers or flashers) on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing excellent using worms, spoons and woolly buggers from shore at Magpie Bay.  The walleye bite really slowed down this past week due to the current weather pattern.  Try […]



In honor of the National Park Service’s 98th birthday, all National Park fees are waived today, August 25, 2014!  So, take advantage of this fee-free day, and head to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park or any National Park of your choice!  There are also two more upcoming National Park fee-free days with one being […]

Picture Perfect Bull Elk Bugle


In less than two weeks, Montana archery hunters will be hitting the mountains with their bows. Although this guy is off limits where he is resting in Yellowstone Park, it is something to get you even more pumped for Montana’s 2014 archery season…



Most of Montana’s upland game bird seasons run Sept. 1-Jan.1, 2015—with the exception of sage-grouse season, which closes Sept. 30. New this year is the closure of sage grouse hunting in much of the southern and northern portions of Montana. Sage-grouse hunting is open in these counties only: Beaverhead, Broadwater, Cascade, Chouteau, Deer Lodge, Fergus, Jefferson, Judith Basin, […]

Tune Into Catchin’ the Big Ones LIVE from Paradise Falls TODAY!


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 The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from Bob […]

Campfire Coffee: Ten Ways to Get Your Fix


We recently cautioned hunters to not skip out on coffee–just so that nobody misses out on anything, and you want to be alert for if/when you do meet that animal you’re after (click here)….so, here is a list of 10 ways, via,  you can brew campfire coffee at your hunting camp headquarters.  Which of […]

Lightning Strikes Can Leave Tree-Like Marks


Have you ever seen what can happen when lightning strikes the ground?  (See the picture of the grass on the right).  How about what can happen when lightning strikes a person? “Interestingly, when lightning strikes some people they develop Lichtenberg figures across their skin. For example, a 2000 report from the New England Journal of […]

Eastern Montana Scenery You May Not Have Known Exists


When people talk about Montana scenery, Glacier National Park, the Bitterroot valley, Yellowstone National Park and the Bozeman area are often mentioned.  Southeastern Montana has become somewhat of a best-kept secret, and that area is just as beautiful as everything you see where the snowcapped mountains western Montana reside. Filmmater, Colin Ruggiero captures some extraordinary […]

10 Unusual Camping Items that You Will Either Love or Hate…


When you think of camping, chances are you do NOT think of any of the following items…and if you do, then I would high five you for being unique: 1. Flameless, Portable Marshmallow Roaster….I guess it is for those places with fire restrictions–which is definitely a reality in Montana, but um….doesn’t technology usually defeat the purpose of […]

Alive or Dead? The Crazy Effects of Sodium Chloride…


You may have seen videos of freshly cut frog legs sprinkled with salt dancing around the internet.  Maybe you also so the Japanese restaurant footage of the squid that has soy sauce poured on it and appears to “dance” to the Michael Jackson song “Thriller”.  Well, just to clarify, these are not alive.  With no […]

LifeStraw Personal Water Filtration Tool Is Affordable and Fits in Your Pocket


“LifeStraw® is an award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide safe, clean drinking water in any situation. The lightweight filter is ideal for hiking and camping, travel, emergency preparedness and survival. It makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink.”  (via If you haven’t heard of the LifeStraw, then you should definitely check out the LifeStraw website (  […]

Ten Camping Suggestions for People Who Don’t Camp


Believe it or not, there are people who don’t camp. Most of those people probably don’t live in Montana, but there are some Montanans who just aren’t happy campers when they’re camping–so they don’t camp. Sometimes, camping becomes part of a family gathering, and you just can’t avoid doing it. For those times where you […]

Join the Captain and Crew TODAY on Catchin’ the Big Ones LIVE from Paradise Falls


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 The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from Bob […]