Keep Ice Fishing Safe – Montana Ice Fishing

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It is that time of year when ice anglers begin appearing on Montana’s waters for the ice fishing season. “There is some fishable ice out there right now, and with continued stable, cold weather, conditions are likely to improve,” said Dave Hagengruber, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks angler education coordinator. “First ice is often some […]

Real Life Canada Wolf Hunt – #MontanaWolf2012

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This video comes to us Mike Avery, an outdoors-man who published this video on Vimeo recently. The title of this feature video is called “Ontario Wolf Hunt” which makes the location of the hunt pretty self-explanatory (Ontario, Canada). We felt that with the Montana Wolf Season approaching, you might get a kick out of watching […]

When You Can’t Fish, Get Ready To Fish: Organizing Tackle Boxes With Professional Angler Pat Slater

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WIND, WIND, WIND….. Seems synonymous with Spring in the mountain west. Needless to say I didn’t make it out yet. So I’m left with getting tackle organized. Time to go through the numerous crank bait boxes in the boat. Like some many, I’m blessed/cursed with more hard baits than I can fish but they do […]

ICE FISHING STILL HOLDING STEADY IN THE EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT: 3/5/12

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***Bill -Rock Creek Marina   1-406-485-2560 Bill says the ice is 6 inches to a foot.  He had a group of fishermen who did well at Buck Creek.  They caught lake trout and   Northerns ,  one was 34 inches.  He says they are catching perch at Nelson creek.   Due to the warm temps predicted he suspects […]

Captain’s Column: Average Snow Pack Could Mean Good Spring Fishing

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The winter of 2012 didn’t seem to live up to the weather-guessers’ forecast. They predicted it to be as cold and snowy as last year’s winter, but for whatever reason it just didn’t play out that way, at least not yet anyway.  Montana, however, has received an average amount of snowpack in most of the […]

EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 2/29/12

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Please be advised that ice conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information. Also use extreme caution on the ice at all times. Good Luck Fishing from the Montana Outdoor Radio Crew. ***Bob-Bob’s Bait Shop 1-406- 429-2086 Crooked Creek Fort Peck […]

EASTERN MONTANA FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF 2/22/12

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Please be advised that ice conditions can change daily so please call the contact person in the area you are planning on fishing for current daily information. Also use extreme caution on the ice at all times. Good Luck Fishing from the Montana Outdoor Radio Crew. ***Bill -Rock Creek Marina 1-406-485-2560 Back Bay has Ice […]

NEW ELK AND DEER PERMIT APPLICATION PACKET AVAILABLE NOW: DEADLINE IS MARCH 15

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Along with the new March 15 deadline to apply for 2012 deer and elk hunting permits, the new streamlined eight-page application packet—that contains all the information residents need to apply— is now available at all license providers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices and online at www.fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licenses/availableLicenses.html The new deadline was approved by the Montana […]

Wolf Hunting Season Comes To A Close: Updated With WMU Information

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As the 2nd wolf hunting season in Montana comes to an end today, February 15th, hunters have harvested 166 grey wolves. The quota established by FWP for the 2011/2012 was 220 wolves, leaving Montana 54 wolves shy of the quota. There are still talks that the Bitterroot/Ravalli area could see an extension to the season. […]