Preparing for Bow Season–Captain Style: Captain’s Column (8.28.14)


Labor Day weekend is here, and most of you are wondering where did your summer go? Last week’s weather reminded us that fall is right around the corner and probably gave bow hunters a little incentive to begin preparation for the upcoming season. Normally, the general archery season for deer, elk, and mountain lion begins […]

Archery: The Importance of Proper Form


It might only be early July, but I know that a lot of people, myself included, are looking forward to Montana’s archery season.  Proper form is one of the most important aspects of archery, and whether you are new to archery or you just need a refresher, check out this video of Larry Wise,   who has competed and coached […]

FWP Seeks Tips on Deer Poached Near Hamilton

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks game wardens are looking for tips on a deer poaching case that took place between Hamilton and Pinesdale on Bowman Road.  One white-tailed deer was killed with an arrow and abandoned sometime during the evening hours of Friday, May 23. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call […]

Outdoorsfest Family Event This Weekend!


Looking for some family fun outdoors? Outdoorsfest is this Sunday May 18 from 11am to 4pm. The event is put on by Outdoorsmen Church, and is a free event open to the public. When: Sunday, May 18 11am-4pm Where: Bonner Elementary 9045 Highway 200 59823 Activities: Inflatable Bouncers 3D Archery Range Fly Tying Fly Casting Dutch Oven […]

13 Year-old Archery Hunter Drops Bull Elk with One Surprising Shot


This very well may be one of the best archery shots I have ever seen… This is a video of pro staffer with Full Choke Outdoors, named Clayton Coyle, on an elk hunt when he was just 13 years-old.  Although, the footage was not recorded in Montana, it will be sure to WOW you….<VIEWER DISCRETION […]

Archery More Popular Than Ever With Young Girls Thanks to Hunger Games Movies


The popular Hunger Games series has been fueling an interest in the sport of archery, particularly among girls. The main character in the movies, Katniss Everdeen, is a wiz with the bow and arrow. According to a recent story on NPR, the heroine  of these movies has inspired a whole new target group of athletes […]

10 Scouting Tips for the Upcoming Archery Hunting Season


This past Sunday, I spent some time scouting for Montana’s upcoming archery season, which opens on September 7th.  There wasn’t much moving, but it was also mid-afternoon by the time we made it out, so I took into consideration the time of day. If you haven’t already been out there scouting your hunting area(s), and […]

Bowhunter Education Courses Coming Up For Northwest Montana


Bowhunter Education Classes are scheduled in July for northwest Montana. All bowhunter education classes are free of charge.  By state law, all first time bowhunters must pass the bowhunter education course in order to purchase a bow and arrow license. Register online at under Hunter Education classes.  For more information call FWP at 752-5501. […]

Register Now for the Canyon Ferry Carp Safari!

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(photo courtesy of   ATTENTION BOWFISHERPEOPLE: The Montana Bowhunters Association is hosting the 11th Annual Canyon Ferry Carp Safari on Saturday, June 8th from daylight until 5pm!  The weigh-in and awards ceremony will, later, take place at Hellgate Campground Group Use Area.  Prizes will be awarded to the following: Youth and Adult with the […]

Montana Bowhunters Association Convention March 22-24

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Mark your calendars for the Montana Bowhunters Association Convention Friday (3/22), Saturday (3/23) and Sunday (3/24) at the Holiday Inn Parkside!!!  You can win bows, hunts and other prizes totaling over $50,000!!!  Also, there will be educational and informative seminars!!!  There is too much to list!! MBA members get in FREE!  All others just pay $5.00!   See […]

Bow Mag — The Bullet-Tipped Arrow


The Bow Mag takes “shooting” your bow to a whole new level! I recently read an article posted on that started with the following sentence: “Rac-Em-Bac recently introduced the Bow Mag arrowhead, a cylinder that can hold a .38 or .357 round that fires on impact.”  I had to re-read that sentence to make sure I was comprehending what was […]

“Montana Traditions” Makes A Name In Montana


Have you heard of Montana Traditions? Rex Wolferman, the founder of Montana Traditions, and his “right-hand man”,  Mitch Coyler, are working to get their name out there to hunters, anglers and outdoorsmen.  Rex designed the Montana Traditions logo that incorporates archery, firearms and fishing (shown above) as part of the “406” Montana area code.  He […]

Archery Equipment Classified Ad Brings Hunters Together for Christmas


“I’m not an Internet-surfing kind of guy,” said 30 year-old John Ragan, a recently laid-off carpenter from Westminster, Maryland, regarding a recent post he added on a hunting website ( where he was attempting to sell all of his bowhunting equipment.  He was interested in making $600, as he was thinking that would be enough […]