Grouper Fish Eats Four-Foot Shark in One Bite!

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This awesome video of a grouper fish swallowing a four-foot shark whole has been getting a lot of attention lately. Although grouper have a stout body and a large mouth designed for swallowing their prey whole, they don’t usually go after sharks. You may remember the video we posted of a goliath grouper swallowing a […]

Tune Into Catchin’ the Big Ones LIVE from Paradise Falls TODAY!


Tune into Catchin the Big Ones with the Captain for the latest in fishing reports for Western and Central Montana this Friday morning from 8-9am on KGVO 1290am/101.5fm in Missoula. You can also listen on line The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from Bob […]

Kids Adventure Games at Big Sky Resort This Weekend!


The Kids Adventure Games are for kids ages 6-14, who will compete in teams of two in a variety of outdoor obstacles (ziplines, rafting, ropes course) and sports. They will encounter obstacles and challenges along the way that could include archery, a low ropes course, a zip line, a climbing wall, mud pit, Tarzan swing […]

2014 Montana Upland Bird Forecast

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Here’s a rundown on the current status of Montana’s top upland game birds. Gray (Hungarian) Partridge • While no formal surveys are conducted for huns in Montana, various observations along with weather and habitat conditions suggest huns will be average to below average again this season. Observations in Regions 4, 6, and 7 suggest average […]

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Hosts Hike Near Thompson Falls


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoorswoman (BOW) program is offering a day hike on September 13 near Thompson Falls. The 3.5 mile round trip hike to Rivett Lake is suitable for beginners. The cost is $15 and includes water and a trail snack. To register, or for more information, contact BOW event coordinator […]

Captain’s Recent Fishing Trip Proves Flathead Lake Lakers are Booming

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  Captain and Jim Swanson from Polson hit the water again Tuesday They were after the famous mackinaw of Flathead lake They started out fishing in 88 feet of water. Fishing was slow but then after a couple of hours Jim Swanson ended up catching a couple of smaller lake trout in suspended water of […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report 8/18/14


EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 8/18/14 COMPILED BY Carol Henckel Please be advised weather is changing constantly and some days wind can be a factor. Summer weather is unpredictable and the heat can be treacherous. Stay hydrated as you fish. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment so use it sparingly […]

Campfire Coffee: Ten Ways to Get Your Fix


We recently cautioned hunters to not skip out on coffee–just so that nobody misses out on anything, and you want to be alert for if/when you do meet that animal you’re after (click here)….so, here is a list of 10 ways, via,  you can brew campfire coffee at your hunting camp headquarters.  Which of […]