ONE WEEK FROM SATURDAY–BOB WARD’S SHOOTER’S WEEKEND TO RAISE MONEY FOR OPERATION VALOR

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MISSOULA – Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors’ 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend will be held on August 2nd and 3rd. Proceeds from the shooting demo this year will benefit Operation Valor. Bob Ward’s has teamed up with several of the top brands in hunting and shooting to raise funds for Operation Valor, whose mission is to […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (6.27.14)

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Hunting:     Don’t forget if you did not draw your dream tag you still have a chance by buying a $5 supertag on sale until July 3rd. Moose/Sheep/Goat results are out so check out the FWP website to see if you are one of the lucky ones. Fishing: Upper and Lower Madison is the hot spot. […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (6.27.14)

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Hunting: Grab those supertags at Bob Ward’s available until July 3rd. Fishing:     Canyon Ferry Lake: Trout have been consistently biting especially on the north end. For shoreline fishing try using some spawn sacs, night crawlers, or leeches. If you are out on a boat try trolling some cowbells or spoons tipped with a worm or […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (5.23.14)

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Hunting:     Spring Black Bear season closes on May 31-June15th depending on the area. Make sure you know what the closing date is for your favored stomping grounds. Bozeman Fishing: Upper Madison-a little muddy but still okay fishing, dry fly fishing is not a good choice right now. Use egg patterns, stoneflies, and dark colored woolly […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (5.23.14)

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Hunting:     Spring Black Bear season closes on May 31-June15th depending on the area. Make sure you know what the closing date is for your favored stomping grounds. Fishing:        Canyon Ferry Lake: The Lake is really low and the best place to put in is the Silos, but we’d recommend stopping by the Silos and getting […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (5.2.14)

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Hunting: We’re rolling through spring bear and turkey. Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting. Bring those trophy pictures down and post them on are bulletin board. Fishing:     Canyon Ferry Lake: The Lake is really low. Duck pond 1 has been pretty successful for walleye fishing. Try throwing […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (5.2.14)

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Hunting:     If you didn’t get your tag of a lifetime you get a second chance. $5 dollars will buy you another chance with the super tag. Those are on sale now at any license providers. Be sure to check closures for Black Bear. Bozeman Fishing: Upper Madison-You will do well with golden stones and caddis […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.25.14)

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Hunting: The countdown continues to get your Moose, Sheep, and Goat special permit applications in. They are due by May 1st. You may have heard reports of .22 caliber ammo shortages. Well, Bob Ward’s has limited quantities of .22 and .223 so swing on in. Fishing:                                   Canyon Ferry Lake: The lake is really low. If […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.18.14)

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Hunting:    Moose/Sheep/Goat special permits are due Thursday May 1st, post marked on or before! This can be done on online or with a paper application. If you need the paper copy we’ve got it. Bozeman Fishing: Upper Madison is hit and miss. Definitely use nymphs but on warmer days don’t be afraid to throw some […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.18.14)

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Hunting: Please review your regulations as there have been some changes. Also, make sure to bring pictures down of your successful hunts and post them on are bulletin board. Fishing:        Canyon Ferry Lake fishing is taking off. The trout are spawning so try fishing from Yacht Basin to the dam or at Chinaman’s or Shhanon.  […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (3.28.14)

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Hunting:     Spring Turkey Season opens April 12th Spring Black Bear opens April 15th Hunter’s Safety classes are starting. Check out the schedules and sign up by visiting fwp.mt.gov. Bozeman Fishing: The Upper Madison is hit and miss.  Definitely use nymphs but on warmer days don’t be afraid to throw some dries, smaller sized stone flies […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (3.28.14)

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Hunting: Spring Bear season starts April 15th and Spring Turkey starts April 12th. Mountain lion season (with hounds) ends April 14th. Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting. And make sure to bring pictures down of your successful hunts and post them on are bulletin board. Fishing: Canyon […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (3.21.14)

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Hunting: Bob Ward’s can take care of your Sportsman’s licenses so you are all set-up for your applications when they roll-out. Spring Bear season starts April 15th and Spring Turkey April 12th. Mountain lion season (with hounds) ends April 14th. Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting. Fishing: […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons – 3.7.14

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Hunting: Mark your calendars. The elk and deer special permits are due March 15th. We have the forms and abridged regulations for the March 15th drawing for the deer and elk permits. March 15th 2013 Wolf hunting season closes. Bozeman Fishing: If you missed your chance for a Smith River permit you can purchase a […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons – 3.7.14

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Hunting: While grabbing your new fishing license at Bob Ward’s we can also handle your Sportsman’s licenses so you are all set-up for your applications when they roll-out.  Spring Bear season starts April 15th and Spring Turkey starts April 13th.  Mountain lion season (with hounds) ends April 14th.  Wolf season is still going on through […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (2.21.14)

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Hunting: Mountain lion season (with hounds) is in full swing and ends April 14th. Wolf season is still going on through March 15th. Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting. And make sure to bring pictures down of your successful hunts and post them on are bulletin board. […]

Bozeman and Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (2.21.14)

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Hunting: Mark your calendars. The elk and deer special permits are due March 15th. We have the forms and abridged regulations for the March 15th drawing for the deer and elk special permits. Or go to fwp.mt.gov Bozmen Fishing: If you missed your chance at a Smith River application you can purchase a Super Permit […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward and Sons – 2.14.14

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Hunting: Mountain lion season (with hounds) is in full swing and ends April 14th. Wolf season is still going on through March 15th. Please review your regulations for specific details on the areas you plan on hunting. And make sure to bring pictures down of your successful hunts and post them on are bulletin board. […]