Forget the Chicken…Try Some Bear!

bear roast strips

Montana’s general big game archery season opens this Saturday, and for those of you bear hunters, and bear meat eaters, we have a very easy recipe for you to check out from Zesty Bear Tenders 1 2-lb. bear roast, cut into strips 2 packages Italian dressing mix 2 jars Pepperocini peppers 2 cloves garlic, […]

Bitterroot River Fising Report by The Kingfisher Fly Shop (8.30.14)


BITTERROOT RIVER FISHING REPORT: Visit for more information The Bitterroot is the hot spot right now. Hecubas, tricos, big PMDs. For as frustrating as the Bitterroot has been this summer, it’s about time that it started being good and reliable. For dries, use large parachute adams, PMDs, Small baetis, purple hazes, tricos, drakes, caddis, […]

First Annual Bitterroot Area Trappers Appreciation Camp-Out SUCCESS!

The band was playing                         by the fire, and the party was hoppin!

Approximately 30-40 trappers and supporters of trapping attended the Bitterroot Area Trappers Appreciation Camp-Out this past weekend at Meadow Creek, up the East Fork, on August 30th-31st.  The event gained the Montana Trappers Association new memberships and included information on trapping and upcoming MTA events, among other things. Bitterroot valley resident and MTA member, Brian Gartner, did […]

Southeastern Montana Antelope Populations Slowly Recovering


MILES CITY– Recent surveys across Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Region 7 indicate that antelope populations are recovering but remain well below long-term averages. Wildlife biologists completed seven population trend surveys across the region and observed 1,867 antelope; similar numbers to last year. Overall antelope numbers across the region remain 50% below long-term average […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (8.29.14)


Hunting:   Grouse and Huns season opens Monday, September 1st. Archery gets underway September 6th. Stop by Bob Ward’s hunting sale this weekend to save on everything from camo to ammo. The new “Bob Ward’s: How We Gear Up” article is on page 25 of this month’s Big Sky Hunting & Fishing News. Check out the […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors (8.29.14)


Hunting: Grouse and Huns season opens Monday, September 1st. Archery opens September 6th. Stop by Bob Ward’s hunting sale this weekend to save on everything from camo to ammo. The new “Bob Ward’s: How We Gear Up” article is on page 25 of this months Big Sky Hunting & Fishing News. Check out the gear […]

Backcountry Skier Exceeds Expectations: Brett French Radio Show Preview


Meeting Vasu Sojitra made me feel like a complete slacker. Sojitra is a 22-year-old college graduate and avid backcountry skier who recently relocated toBozeman to be closer to some prime skiing country. That in itself isn’t unusual, the draw of the mountains pulls many folks to Montana. What is different about Sojitra, though, is that he’s an […]

Tune into Catchin’ the Big Ones TODAY with the Captain and Crew 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 […]

Big Hole River Fishing Report – 8.28.14 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)


(Report by Michael Stack FishTales Outfitting LLC) FLOWS: Maiden Rock 560 cfs Melrose 650 cfs Glen 751 cfs VISIBILITY: Clear at 3+ feet with the usual “tea color” The Big Hole River has rolled off from a recent bump up to 900 cfs due to series of severe thunderstorms that dropped considerable precipitation. This type […]

Montana Hunter Asking for Help from Montana Land Owners


Darren Newsom, of Stevensville, is a long time Bitterroot valley resident and businessman.  Newsom is also an avid hunter and conservationist who doesn’t limit his hunting adventures to Montana and has hunted all over the world, including exotic locations such as Africa and New Zealand, where his, then, six year-old daughter shot her first elk this […]

Preparing for Bow Season–Captain Style: Captain’s Column (8.28.14)


Labor Day weekend is here, and most of you are wondering where did your summer go? Last week’s weather reminded us that fall is right around the corner and probably gave bow hunters a little incentive to begin preparation for the upcoming season. Normally, the general archery season for deer, elk, and mountain lion begins […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 8.26.14


(Report compiled by Carol Henckel) Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. Summer weather is unpredictable and the heat can be treacherous. 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 […]

Dog Days…Night Moves! (by Trevor Johnson of Kit’s Tackle)


“Workin’ on our night moves, trying to lose the awkward teenage blues” You totally just sang along with it didn’t you?!?! Everybody has to love Bob Segar and it brings me right back to my awkward high school days! But the heck with Bob Segar and the high school blues…this is about the pursuit of […]

Here’s A Different Method of Carp Slaying to Try…


Asian carp are, obviously, non-native to US waters and are very destructive, therefore, it is legal to use other methods of catching them such as bowfishing and even shooting them in some locations.  Well, now you can add another method of carp-slaying to your list of to-dos. Take a look at this pretty sweet footage:



Win A Wildlife Weekend  Win a weekend in beautiful Choteau, Montana – full of warm hospitality and located close to premier wildlife watching areas on the Rocky Mountain Front. The weekend includes:  Two nights stay at Choteau’s Stage Stop Inn A welcome basket from Mountain Front Market Gift certificates to John Henry’s Restaurant and the […]

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 […]