Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (7.25.14)

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Hunting:     With upland opening September 1st and archery September 6th the time is now to get in and gear up for the upcoming seasons. Get updates on every season opening date buy joining Bob Ward’s email community in store. Bozeman Fishing: Get on the Gallatin first thing in the morning and hit them with yellow […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (7.25.14)

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Hunting: With upland opening September 1st and archery September 6th the time is now to get in and gear up for the upcoming seasons. Get updates on every season opening date buy joining Bob Ward’s email community in store. Fishing:        Canyon Ferry Lake: Trout have been consistently biting especially on the north end. For shoreline […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (7.18.14)

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Hunting: Bob Ward’s 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend is August 2nd in Missoula, and August 3rd in Butte. All proceeds benefit Operation Valor. Visit https://www.facebook.com/bobwards for event details. Archery Season begins September 6th. Its a little ways down the road but better to be prepared than wait until the last minute. Federal Duck Stamps are $15 […]

Anti-Sportsmen Are Angered Over Famous Director’s Triceratops Hunt

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With all the controversy involving Kendall Jones, of Texas, and now other women huntresses around the world, and their African safari hunting photos that they posted on Facebook, sometimes the anti-sportsmen Facebook activists surprise me…even when I know I shouldn’t be surprised. Have you seen this picture circulating around the world wide web, that was originally posted by Jay Branscomb, […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Recreation (7.11.14)

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Hunting:     Archery Season September 6, 2014 So we know it is a little ways down the road but better to be prepared than wait until the last minute. Make sure all of your gear is in working order. Practice with your bow, we have some great deals on our stock of Field Logic Targets. Even […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (7.4.14)

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Hunting: If you are interested in getting on the hunt roster for game damage hunts then go to fwp.mt.gov and click on Hunt Roster. You can sign up all the way through July 15th. These are special hunts that are used as a management tool for maintaining appropriate deer, elk, and antelope populations on private […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (7.4.14)

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Hunting: If you are interested in getting on the hunt roster for game damage hunts then go to fwp.mt.gov and click on Hunt Roster. You can sign up all the way through July 15th. These are special hunts that are used as a management tool for maintaining appropriate deer, elk, and antelope populations on private […]

Oregon Hunters and Hunting Groups Against Wolf Population Equivalent to Montana’s

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A recent news clip posted by Caitlin Conrad/KTVL.com in southern Oregon discusses the fear that the Oregon Hunters Association and others have been fearing a wolf population such as Montana’s and Idaho’s current and expanding wolf population.  They do not want to see that. What are your thoughts on this article from KTVL.com last week: SOUTHERN Ore […]

Ancient Hunting Camp Discovered Underwater in Great Lakes

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“Deep below the surface of Lake Huron, scuba-diving researchers have found an elaborate network of hunting blinds and animal-herding structures dating back roughly 9,000 years,” according to an article on WFMY.com from April of this year. “Lake levels of the day were some 250 feet lower, exposing a narrow bridge of land running from one side of […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (6.20.14)

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Hunting:     Don’t forget if you didn’t draw your dream tag you still have a chance by buying a $5 supertag on sale until July 3rd. Bozeman Fishing: The Rivers are pretty muddy, high, and fast moving. If you venture out play it safe. Streamers and some nymphing is getting a little action but not much. […]

Resolving Conflict: A Non-Trapper’s Take on I-169

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Trapping, hunting and fishing can all be controversial topics, and it is, sometimes, difficult for people to acknowledge that parties will not always find a common ground on these topics, mostly due to strong emotions involved with misconceptions and opinions being masked as facts.  Agreeing to disagree is easier said than done. Trapping, in particular, is a very […]

Captain & Crew’s Big “Exposé” at Paradise Falls

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I had the pleasure of joining the Captain & Crew this morning during Catchin’ the Big One’s radio show at Paradise Falls on the “Banks of Brooks” in Missoula where they broadcast live every Friday morning. Some of you may know me as “Outdoor Aly” from www.montanaoutdoor.com, where I share some of my outdoor adventures in Montana, […]

Apply June 15 to July 15 for Marias River WMA Deer Hunt

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Deer hunters who want to hunt the Marias River Wildlife Management Area, southwest of Shelby in Hunting District 406, have from June 15 to July 15 to submit their application. A random drawing will take place for deer hunting periods during the archery season, Sept. 6 – Oct. 19, or the general rifle season, Oct. […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (5.30.14)

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Hunting:  June 2nd is the due date for deer, elk, and antelope special permits. Mark your calendars! Don’t forget if you did not draw your dream tag you still have a chance by buying a $5 supertag. Spring Black Bear season closes on May 31-June15th depending on the area. Make sure you know what the […]