Public Encouraged to Attend FWP Public Hearing on Gray Wolf Management TODAY (Dec. 9, 2013)

Wolf Kill by Water

For all of the Missoula-area sportsmen and sportswomen that have an opinion on Montana’s gray wolf management, PLEASE attend the public hearing tonight at the FWP office in Missoula at 3201 Spurgin Road.  Let’s make our voices heard.  See you tonight at 6pm. BEFORE THE FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF MONTANA In […]

Montana’s Updated Wolf Harvest Numbers as of 12.8.13

A wolf pack is pictured bedded down in the snow in Yellowstone National Park in undated handout photograph

With the Montana’s wolf hunting season in full swing, and wolf trapping season opening next Sunday, the total wolf harvest number for the state is sitting at 97, which is higher than last year’s number of 89 on the same date.  There are no closed Wolf Management Units to date, but that could change any […]

Real or Fake? Skunk Reportedly Freezes to Death Standing Up


Montana is not the only place that is having its share of sub-zero temperatures, as the skunk in the picture below was photographed in Bismarck, North Dakota, where the temperatures have been comparable to Montana’s. It was reported by Brad Panovich on WCNC that a skunk froze to death standing up while trying to cross […]

Sick of the Cold? Check Out This Mask Designed by a Montana Hunter!


The facemask is known as the ColdAvenger, and has a patented ventilator built in for extreme cold conditions.  The line of masks and balaclavas just came out in white for snow hunters. The mask system was developed by John B. Sullivan III, CEO of ColdAvenger, who was sick of the standard face mask fogging up […]

“The Gift that Keeps on Jiggin” by Trevor Johnson of Kit’s Tackle


Proudly Introducing the Kit’s Tackle Christmas Glass Minnow Jig Packs  Dad and I are very excited to announce our very first Christmas gift box stocking stuffer jig packs.  We have been talking about the idea for more than three years now and this year it wasn’t slipping by!  We have taken our revolutionary ‘Glass Minnow […]



There is now ANOTHER reason to listen to the Montana Outdoor Radio Show on Saturday mornings — other than getting your most up-to-date outdoor information from the Captain and crew! Listeners are going to be given the opportunity to win a Montana Wreath for the FINAL time tomorrow just by listening!!!! The lucky caller will […]

Holiday Candlelight Tours of Lewis & Clark Cavern to Start Next Week


These short days and cold weather may make us Montanans feel like we are living in a cave, so why not actually go explore one? Next week Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is offering an authentic cave exploring experience with their candlelight tours of Lewis and Clark Caverns. The Caverns were not actually discovered […]

Deer Sporting an Orange Vest Unexpectedly Joins Fishermen in Boat


So, picture this…the year is 2009, and there you were…steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River in Michigan, when all of the sudden…you get company……and what you thought was a person proves to NOT be a person! I have seen a lot of bizarre things in my life, but this comes pretty close to topping the […]

A New Way to Access State Lands: Brett French Radio Show Preview


The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is finalizing a rule that will allow landowners to claim up to $2,000 in tax credits for providing access to landlocked state school trust lands. The program, which will be tested over three years, springs from a bill passed by the 2013 Legislature. Sportsmen’s groups tried to […]

Great Snow for Montana’s Ski Season Kickoff!


“Best snow we have had in 10 years”, said Chris Johnson, Marketing Man for the popular ski hill.  Lost Trail Powder Mountain is celebrating its 75th anniversary and is open TODAY!  Whitefish Mountain will also be opening this Saturday, and they have a great first day skiing conditions as well. Look for the ski […]

A Mountain Sheep Crashes Thanksgiving Dinner at Hamilton Home – Literally


We’ve all had unwanted guests from time to time, but they usually don’t have horns or bust through windows! The Silcher family of Hamilton were spending Thanksgiving at their home near the confluence of Little Sleeping Child, and Sleeping Child creeks when they heard a crash. After investigating they found the windows of their daylight […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 12.2.13


Report compiled by Carol Henckel Please be advised that conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on FISHING for current daily information.  Weather is changing and some days wind can be a big factor. Ice conditions are dangerous so be very aware of what you are […]