BLM Pulls Durfee Hills from Proposed Land Exchange

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Officials with the Bureau of Land Management decided last week to not consider the Durfee Hills as part of a controversial land exchange proposed by Montana’s largest private landowners, Dan and Farris Wilks. The Wilkses had offered to provide access to more than 60,000 acres of public land via Bullwhacker Coulee with a trade of […]

Petition Seeking Signatures in Opposition of Central Montana Land Swap with Texas Billionaires

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There is  a land exchange being discussed between the Bureau of Land Management and private land owners that has been flying just under the radar for years. Now Central Montana Hunters for Public Access have established a petition to get signatures in opposition of any such exchange. The land in discussion is a landlocked area […]

Deer & Elk Permit Applications Due March 15 – Be Sure To Check For New Hunting District Permit Codes

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March 15 is the deadline to apply for Montana’s 2014 deer and elk hunting permits. An updated, easy-to-use eight-page application packet is now available online at fwp.mt.gov. Paper applications are also available from most hunting license providers and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices. This year applicants need to be aware that some hunting districts […]

13 Year-old Archery Hunter Drops Bull Elk with One Surprising Shot

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This very well may be one of the best archery shots I have ever seen… This is a video of pro staffer with Full Choke Outdoors, named Clayton Coyle, on an elk hunt when he was just 13 years-old.  Although, the footage was not recorded in Montana, it will be sure to WOW you….<VIEWER DISCRETION […]

“No Legs, No Limits” – US Marine Double Amputee Bags Big Montana Bull

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Gabriel Martinez, of Golden, Colorado, was nominated by Big Hearts Under the Big Sky to receive one of the first of two tags issued under Montana’s new Purple Heart Program.  Martinez is a combat-wounded US Marine, double amputee, who definitely did not lose his passion for hunting when he lost his legs while fighting for […]

Hunters are Abandoning Some Parts of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, Turning their Attention Instead to Wolf-free States

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On the topic of wolves… The following article, posted on petersenshunting.com (shared with the Montana Outdoor Radio Show via Dennis Baxter), is a good read for anybody interested in wolf management in Montana and elsewhere: Things were pretty good the first year Drew Johnson and a group of friends hunted elk in Montana’s Gallatin National Forest. […]

Special Elk Management Hunt Underway in Region 6

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A special elk management hunt is now taking place in portions of Hunting Districts 680 and 690 in Blaine County. The special management hunt started Jan. 17 and runs through Feb. 15 at the latest. The action approved by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is aimed at harvesting around 50 antlerless elk to bring […]

Fourteen Year-Old Goes Deer Hunting and Bags first Bull

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Fourteen year-old Brett Traxler and his Dad went out mule deer hunting in HD 291, near Garrison, during Montana’s 2013 big game rifle season.  “We saw some good bucks on the drive, but I passed them up,” recalled Brett.  His Dad found a location that looked pretty promising for muleys, but after further investigation, they […]

Our Top Stories from 2013!

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We have compiled all the best stories from 2013 and provided links for your reading pleasure: 1) Unusual Behavior by Whitetail Buck After Being Freed by Hunter…see video HERE 2) Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Lion Tragically Fall to Death at Glacier National Park…see more photos HERE 3) Third-in-the-World Record Bull Dies after Found and Then […]

Youth Hunters Shoot at Least 9 Elk within 5 Minutes in Sula…Citations Given

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This story is disturbing at the very least.  The Missoulian posted this on their website this evening…what do you think? SULA – In a five-minute span on the day before Thanksgiving, the French Basin near Sula sounded like a war zone. Some elk had wandered out onto an open hillside and a group of young […]