Don’t Put The Goose Decoys Away Yet – Montana Waterfowl Season Still Open

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Keep in mind that time is running out for waterfowl hunting in Montana. Pacific and Central flyways will remain open until January 5th and then close for a couple days before reopening on January 10th. The season will officially close January 14th 2014. Check out some goose hunting at its finest from the 2011 goose […]

“Duck Dynasty” Star Phil Robertson Welcomed Back to Show

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I know it was the topic of conversation during Christmas dinner. The argument was made about why a person should loose their job over practicing their freedom of speech. As you may have heard, “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson was suspended from the show for voicing his opinion of gay marriage. Now after a couple […]

Goose Hunting for the Perfect Super Bowl Snack

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Successful waterfowl hunters!!! Here is an awesome football snack food, perfect for the Super Bowl!  I would even substitute the cheddar cheese with cream cheese and try it with duck, too.  Okay, now I’m hungry–gotta go.  Enjoy. Goose Poppers Goose breast, cut into 1/4″ strips Jalapeno peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed Sliced […]

English Black (Blood) Pudding Recipe

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ATTENTION GOOSE HUNTERS!  Check out this recipe that uses goose blood….yes, an entire quart of goose blood!  Are you courageous enough to try it?  Just in time for Halloween, this bloody (literally) meal just might surprise your tastebuds…in a good way…. English Black Pudding Recipe Ingredients 1 quart goose blood 16 oz milk salt and […]

LOW WATER AT CANYON FERRY WILL AFFECT ACCESS TO WATERFOWL

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BOZEMAN—With waterfowl season almost upon us, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting waterfowl hunters to the extremely low water levels in the Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area duck ponds. These conditions will limit access and opportunity for waterfowl hunters. Drought conditions and lack of runoff have resulted in near record low flows in the […]

MONTANA 2013-14 WATERFOWL REGULATIONS SET

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The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission recently set waterfowl hunting regulations, including split duck and goose seasons in the Pacific Flyway and a split goose season in the Central Flyway. In the Pacific Flyway, generally the western portion of Montana, season dates are Sept. 28–Jan. 5, 2014 and Jan. 10-14, 2014 for ducks, coots and […]

FWP News Release – Central Flyway Goose Season to Close for Two Days

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In accordance with federal guidelines the Central Flyway goose season is to close for two days in eastern and centreal Montana. The Central Flyway is the goose hunting season in eastern and central Montana that goes until January 13th. Monday January 7th and Tuesday January 8th are the two days the goose season will be […]

A Salute to All Veterans this Veterans Day from the MORS Crew

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On one side of the country today, according to the Times Observer in Warren, Pennsylvania, a group of disabled veterans will be spending their Veterans Day by participating in a “Wheelin Sportsmen’s” Veterans Day pheasant hunt, sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Allegheny National Forest (ANF), the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and a […]

Swan Hunting Success at Freezeout Lake

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Scott Smith and his son, Connor, each got themselves a swan from Freezeout Lake last Friday.  Congratulations to you both from the MORS crew! Freezeout Lake is located west of Great Falls, near Choteau, and consists of upwards of 11,000 acres. This particular lake is Montana’s primary Snow Goose staging area, where upwards of 120,000 […]

Give a Little to Big Horn Chapter of Ducks Unlimited

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The Bighorn Chapter of Ducks Unlimited provides conservation for people who enjoy the outdoors. Give a little this year and donate to Ducks Unlimited.  They are hosting a benefit in Hardin, MT, on March 29th, 2013, at the Bighorn County Fairgrounds. Donations will be used as a silent auction item or door prize, so anything that you wish […]

Anglers Can Help Prevent Lead Poisoning in Waterbirds

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When anglers use and lose sinkers and jigs made from lead, waterbirds can swallow this unsafe fishing tackle and die from lead poisoning.  Sinkers and jigs can be made out of substitute materials, such as recycled glass, tin and steel, that won’t harm an animal if swallowed.  Follow these steps, as stated on page 9 […]

Waterfowl Ammunition with Colonel Smoothbore

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With the Montana waterfowl season set to open on September 29th, let’s take a look at some of the ammunition available to duck and goose hunters. Federal law requires hunters to use non-toxic shot when hunting migratory waterfowl. The US FWS website lists the various types of non-toxic shot that is approved for hunter’s use. […]

Montana Mallards: A Duck Hunters Delight

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Montana Mallards is a youth hunting and wounded warrior hunting program in Dillon, Montana. They allow youth hunters, accomponied by an adult, and wounded veterans to hunt their ranch for ducks and big game, all season long, with a mentor. However, they are not guides.  They only mentor groups to instill conservation ethics while providing a safe, fun, […]

Waterfowl Seasons Set – Record breeding duck populations!

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Record breeding ducks populations at 48.6 million with mallards up 15%  and scaup up 21% from last year. If that doesn’t get you excited, Montana’s 2012-13 waterfowl seasons have recently been approved! What are the changes? 1. Commissioners adopted a modest split in the goose season in Central Flyway. Which in the long run brings […]