“Doesn’t Anybody Work Anymore?”–The Captain has a Great Day at East Bay


The Captain took advantage of the nice weather and excellent reports out of Flathead Lake to go perch fishing Tuesday. Temperatures were in the low 70′s but the wind kept it cooler. The water temp reached a high of 49.4 degrees. Matt Swenson from Missoula and Dick Zimmer “The Macman” went along. There were plenty […]

Pine Grove Pond Opens for the Season on Saturday, April 12


Pine Grove Pond, a family fishing pond and access area, will open to the general public for the season on Saturday, April 12. According to FWP Fisheries Manager Mark Deleray, the pond and access, located near Rose Crossing on the outskirts of Kalispell, hosts many thousands of angler days over the spring and summer and […]

Controversial Wyatt Earp Items Auction Scheduled for this Month


How would you like to own a piece of history?  How would you like to own two of the guns that belonged to Arizona’s most famous lawman, Wyatt Earp?  According t0o azcentral.com, “J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale is auctioning the guns, which owner Josh Levine believes belonged to Wyatt Earp.”  The auction is scheduled […]

Steelhead Report on Idaho Rivers via Idaho Fish & Game


This past weekend on the upper Salmon River, the majority of anglers were found above Ellis in location codes 18 and 19, but anglers downstream of Salmon were still catching steelhead as well. Anglers interviewed in location code 15, downstream of North Fork, averaged 13 hours per steelhead caught and 29 hours per steelhead kept. […]

CSKT, FWP Issue Lake Trout Consumption Guidelines for Flathead Lake


The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) have issued updated guidelines for consumption of lake trout from Flathead Lake.  Lake trout from Flathead Lake, like all fish, contain mercury.  These guidelines are designed to be used by anglers to make personal decisions for eating lake trout safely as […]

New Study Seeks Cost-Effective Estimate Of Montana Wolves


Researchers from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the University of Montana released preliminary results today of a new technique for estimating wolf numbers in Montana. The study was developed to produce a less expensive and more accurate population assessment that accounts for wolves not actually verified in the state’s annual wolf count. Statewide wolf […]

Montana State Bird Added to Songbirds Forever USPS Stamp Collection


Get excited bird lovers and stamp collectors, the United States Postal Service has added Montana state bird, the Western Meadowlark, as the most recent addition to the Songbirds Forever Stamp Collection. The buoyant, flutelike melody of the Western Meadowlark ringing out across a field can brighten anyone’s day. Meadowlarks are often more easily heard than […]

Silence is Golden-a Word on Suppressors with Colonel Smoothbore


I have incurred a fair amount of hearing loss, and I suffer from tinnitus; ringing, in my left ear. While shooting may be responsible for some of my hearingloss, most of my hearing problems have an occupational cause; I have attended auctions one to three times a week for over 40 years. I didn’t use […]

Trail Camera Captures UFO & Deer in Mississippi Woods


It sounds like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but this couple in Mississippi have captured some interesting photos of an unidentified flying object with lights descending from the sky, lighting up a few deer, and flying away. Some speculate it could be military experimental equipment, and of course others claim extraterrestrial visitors. Either way, […]

Bad Taxidermy Becoming Internet Sensation


The Internet provides us with a wealth of useful information, but if the average user is anything like me, we occasionally get caught in an Internet wormhole of distracting Youtube videos, or silly GIF’s. It seems the latest time-sucking distraction trending online are photos of bad taxidermy. Somehow the mix of terrifying and hilarious are […]