Youth-Only Deer Hunt Comes Week Early


Montana’s annual youth-only deer hunt—set for Oct 17-18—will come a week earlier this year. The two-day special season is open to youngsters ages 12 to 15 who’ve passed a hunter safety course. Additionally, 11-year-olds who passed hunter safety may hunt if they’ll be 12 by Jan. 16, 2014. “There’s been some confusion this year due […]

April in Montana Brings Spring Hunting and Fishing Opportunities: Captain’s Column


April is the month where many of us start to enjoy both hunting and fishing.  Hunting opportunities start with Spring Turkey season, which opens April 13th, and Spring Bear season that will open April 15th. The outlook for turkey season is good and the outlook for bear season will be more apparent when the bears start […]

Dan Ward, Captain’s Bro, Gets his Buck – 2012 Hunting Season


If you recall, a previous post about a certain Jonny Ward using his father Danny’s tree stand and getting a monster 7×7 non-typical buck. Well, his father Danny boy, the Cap’s dear brother, kept the ‘Ward Rep’ up to good standings by FINALLY getting his deer from his deer stand near hometown Bryant, South Dakota! […]

Montana FWP Region 1 Reports “Deer and Elk Harvest Steady in Northwest Montana”


Deer and Elk Harvest Steady in Northwest Montana At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 11, a total of 11,094 hunters checked 425 white-tailed deer (368 of these were bucks), 64 mule deer, and  58 elk for a 4.9 percent rate of hunters with game.  Harvest was up as compared to last […]

Archery Season Success for this Montana Hunter


Archery season, in the Bitterroot valley, where this whitetail was taken, began September 1st and ended October 14th.  That was just enough time for this area resident to have a successful 2012 archery season. Tony Jones, who works in sales at Industrial Lumber in Hamilton, snagged this massive whitetail with his bow in the river […]



 Where? Twin Bridges High School Gym When? November 28th from 6-9pm For Who? Residents Landowners Sportsmen What will be covered? Specifically, FWP wants to alert those in the Dillon, Sheridan, Ennis, and Twin Bridges about its intention to perform elk capture efforts in the southern Pioneers this winter, then the southern Tobacco Roots in the […]

Hunting Success with Burke Ranch Outfitters


Burke Ranch Outfitters, of Glasgow, Montana, helped hunter clients Gene and Scott get a couple of nice bulls from the Larb Hills last week.  Congratulations on these awesome bulls! Another Burke Ranch Outfitters client, Dino, got his monster mule deer buck last week, too.  Beautiful buck, Dino! Burke Ranch Outfitters also is proud to boast […]

FWP’S Region 4 Report Reads “Good Opening of Big Game Season Along Rocky Mountain Front”


Region 4, Great Falls Good Opening of Big Game Season Along Rocky Mountain Front Fewer hunters took slightly more elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer this year compared to last year along a portion of the Rocky Mountain Front during the opening weekend of this year’s general big game season. The numbers were collected at […]