Fire Restrictions Lifted at Fishing Access Sites in Stillwater, Big Horn Counties

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BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Stillwater and Big Horn counties. In July, FWP followed the counties’ leads and imposed Stage I fire restrictions at its properties. Under Stage I restrictions, campfires were banned at fishing access sites and smoking was […]

A Great Way to Make Your Antelope Taste Great

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Antelope hunters and hoagie eaters–we have a recipe for you!  The best part is that you can substitute the antelope roast for elk, venison or pork! Tell us what you think of this recipe posted on harrodoutdoors.com: Carol’s Antelope Hoagie Rolls  by Carol Pratt 1 chopped clove garlic ½ chopped onion 3 Tbsp cooking oil […]

Some Wildlife Viewing Gets Your Adrenaline Pumping

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Sometimes, watching wildlife is calming and so peaceful as you watch a deer chew on an apple that just fell off of a tree in an orchard littered with pastel wildflowers. Other times, watching wildlife can be intense and as much as an adrenaline rush as skydiving! Check out the wildlife viewing some tourists got […]

A Cheap Man’s Drift Boat! (by Montana Grant)

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 Canoes are a perfect fishing boat! A canoe gives fishermen obvious advantages. First of all, canoes are mobile and easy to transport. The first waterborne fly fishermen surely used canoes. Whether made from aluminum, wood, plastic kevlar or birchbark, canoes have changed little over the years. Early fishermen were able to paddle into remote areas […]

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report

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Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout fishing has been consistent using attractors (cowbells, dodgers or flashers) on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are doing excellent using worms, spoons and woolly buggers from shore at Magpie Bay and other east shore access points.  The walleye bite remained steady as the water temperature continues to cool.  Try […]

Camo Pattern Hunting: The Elusive Morel Mushroom

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Ah yes, the elusive morel mushroom.  When we are morel mushroom hunting, we sometimes wonder if there are even any morels out there, as they are not easy to find.  Okay, okay…so, we know they are actually there, but morels sure do have some great camouflage.  Hey–wouldn’t that be awesome to have some morel mushroom camo for yourself while you’re […]

Upper Madison River Fishing Report – 9.4.15 (by FishTales Outfitting LLC)

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FLOWS: Hebgen Dam 974 cfs Kirby Ranch 1,140 cfs Varney Bridge 1,280 cfs After a recent bump to almost 1300 cfs and a little green water, the Upper Madison River is dropping and still fishing very good from its upper reaches at Reynolds Bridge (FAS) and Lyons Bridge (FAS) downstream to Varney Bridge (FAS) and […]

Learn All About Hinged Rifles with Colonel Smoothbore

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The hinged or break-action rifle is one of the simplest, most compact, and strongest actions available to firearms users. They can be had as single barrel; double barrel, both side by side and over-under; or they are available with three or even four barrels. In the late 1700s, there was even a seven barreled black […]

Montana Bale Trail Contest Starts This Weekend!

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The premier event of the Montana Bale Trail is the annual WHAT THE HAY contest.  This amazing display of whimsical, cleverly decorated and sculpted hay lines a 22 mile route from Hobson to Utica to Windham. Expect to see over 50 hay bale sculptures.  People’s Choice Ballots will be handed out at the contest entrances […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.5.14)

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Hunting:     Archery Black Bear, Pronghorn Antelope, Deer, and Elk opens this weekend! Turkey and Grouse is open and we have all the gear you need, top to bottom. Bozeman Fishing: Lower Madison-the fish are in the slower and deeper waters use nymphs like copper johns/bobs, pupa patterns, and crayfish. Upper Madison-up near the dam use […]

Missouri Breaks Area Travel Conditions Update

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ATTENTION MISSOURI BREAKS AREA BOWHUNTERS–ON THE EVE OF MONTANA’S GENERAL ARCHERY SEASON OPENER, HERE IS SOME INFORMATION FROM JIM VASHRO THAT MAY BE HELPFUL FOR YOU ON YOUR WAY TO YOUR HUNTING SPOT TONIGHT OR TOMORROW MORNING: “The rain last week really hit the Breaks. Up to 10” of rain in some places, many roads […]

Nine Year-Old Angler Reels In a Whopper of a Fish!

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Nine year-old Matt Kreis was fishing the Clark Fork River a couple of weeks ago with his family and reeled in a whopper!  He caught a pike that was a massive 41 inches long and weighed 24.9 pounds!  If that doesn’t get an angler excited, then I don’t know what would! Very nice work, Matt!  Keep the fishing pictures coming! Special thanks […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.5.14)

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Hunting: Archery season is almost upon us; so if you’re in need for a bow, arrows, any camo, scents, or any other archery equipment swing on in and let us help you get geared up for your big hunt. Archery season opens up for Deer/Elk/Antelope/Bear on Saturday, September 6th. For Grouse and Fall Turkey the […]