Lake Trout Netting In Swan Lake and Swan Drainage Bull Trout Redd Counts Completed for 2013

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Lake trout netting: The fifth year of targeted gillnetting to remove non-native lake trout in Swan Lake wrapped up in late October. A total of 6,988 lake trout ranging in size from 5 to 36 inches were removed by gill nets during the juvenile netting portion of the project which was conducted from August 12 […]

Bozeman and Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons-11.8.13


Hunting Now that we find ourselves into the hunting season a little it’s time to take stock of what we know and what we don’t. Bears are out and they are hungry getting ready for winter. Be aware around your deer or elk harvest and other natural food sources. Grab some bear spray from Bob […]

Young Wyoming Hunter Shows True Grit: Brett French Radio Show Preview


Adam Kroger had surgery on both of his hips last spring, just before he found out that in his first time applying for a bighorn sheep tag, he drew a permit. Some people apply for decades and never receive a bighorn sheep tag. Adam had defied the odds. What’s more, his father, Brett Kroger, had […]

Grizzly Bear Shooting Northeast of Ovando


State wildlife officials are looking for information on the shooting death of a grizzly bear found Sunday approximately three and a half miles northeast of Ovando. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) game wardens responded to a report of a dead adult female grizzly on Sunday, Nov. 3, and an initial investigation that evening found […]

Duck Dynasty’s Robertsons to Release Duck Commander Wine

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Which type of wine to you like best white or redneck? I mean red. Well, now you won’t have to choose because the Robertson family is releasing three types of wine later this month. Triple Threat Red Blend (“silky, soft, and jam-like”), Wood Duck Chardonnay (“crisp flavors of apple and pear”), and Miss Priss Pink Moscato […]

Fishing in the Northwest: Captain’s Column

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Hunting is in full swing whether you are a waterfowl, pheasant, antelope, deer, elk or wolf hunter. Hunting presents quite few opportunities but reports that I have received indicate anglers are still out there having some fun. I spoke with the Mountain Man John Perry the local outfitter out of the Rock Creek area and […]

Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 11.4.13


(Compiled by Carol Henckell) 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. Keep an eye on the weather while you are out there and stay […]

Choose Your Tree Wisely: Buck’s Last Rub


Even though you have most likely seen this series of pictures around the internet at some point before, I wanted to share this for those that may have not seen them. Sometimes, when bucks are rubbing the velvet off of their antlers, they make decisions that could affect their lives…like this buck, for example.  The […]

RMEF Launches Youth Membership


MISSOULA, Mont.—In an effort to better promote and protect the present and future of conservation, a love of the outdoors and hunting, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation initiated a new youth membership category. “We remain committed to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat, and our hunting heritage. And who holds the keys […]

Three Grizzly Bears Captured and Euthanized

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Three grizzly bears were captured by Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Grizzly Bear Biologists and euthanized with the assistance of local veterinarians, according to FWP Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley. The bears had become food-conditioned and caused conflicts resulting in property damage and in one case, lots of dead chickens. FWP Wildlife Manager Jim […]



SIDNEY, Mont.—Construction of the new boat ramp at Sidney Bridge Fishing Access Site is expected to be completed by the end of November. The ever changing nature of the Yellowstone River rendered the previous boat ramp useless during lower flows. The new ramp will extend 22 additional feet into the river. The site continues to […]

2013 Fall Mack Days Update: Week 5


The 2013 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event continues with a total of 10,061 lake trout entries. The event continues through November 17th with the last 10 straight days of fishing beginning on Friday November 8th. Sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes-Mack Days are used as a tool to reduce the non-native lake trout […]



BROADUS, Mont.—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are looking for information about a bull elk that was shot and left to waste near Sonnette, on a private hayfield located within Custer National Forest. Game warden Troy Hinck said someone killed the elk opening week of hunting season and interviews have led to a report […]

Hunters Checkstation Update: Region1–Deer and Elk Harvest Remains Slow


At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 3, a total of 5,575 hunters checked 197 white-tailed deer (162 of these were bucks), 48 mule deer, and 28 elk for a 4.7 percent rate of hunters with game. This compares to a 5.7 percent rate of hunters with game last year (see attached […]

Tips Sought on Deer Poached Near Superior


Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are looking for tips on a deer poaching that occurred just east of the town of Superior. Game Warden Justin Singleterry responded to a report of an abandoned white-tailed buck deer that was shot and then left approximately one mile up Verde Creek Road, accessible from Exit 55 […]