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.  […]

“Ghost Moose” Emerging from Woods this Spring

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No they aren’t vampire or zombie moose, but they may as well be among those categories because these moose are being tortured and sucked dry by ticks. A single moose can carry more than 100,000 of these bloodsucking moose ticks, and according to New Hampshire moose project leader Kristine Rines,  sometimes these anemic, infested animals are […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.11.14)

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Hunting:   Spring Turkey Season opens April 12th Spring Black Bear opens April 15th Don’t forget to take your bear ID test in order to get your black bear tags. Moose/Sheep/Goat special permits are due Thursday May 1st.  Grab the new regulations and look them over closely. There are lots of changes this year. Bozeman […]

New Fees for Moose, Sheep, Goat Hunting Apps

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials remind hunters applying for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses that they will see changes in fees as a result of state legislation adopted last year. In past years, hopeful resident hunters were required to submit $75 with their application for a $125 license, plus pay a $5 […]

Trail Camera Captures UFO & Deer in Mississippi Woods

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It sounds like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but this couple in Mississippi have captured some interesting photos of an unidentified flying object with lights descending from the sky, lighting up a few deer, and flying away. Some speculate it could be military experimental equipment, and of course others claim extraterrestrial visitors. Either way, […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward & Sons (4.4.14)

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Hunting: Spring Bear season starts April 15th and Spring Turkey starts April 13th.  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 […]

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 […]

Spring Male Turkey Season Just Around the Corner

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Montana’s spring male turkey hunting season begins April 12 this year. Turkey hunters can purchase a turkey license in a general area at FWP offices, license providers or online. The application deadline for western Montana’s spring gobbler season permits has passed. The 2014 spring turkey regulations, with details on turkey hunting in the general area, […]

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 (3.21.14)

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Hunting: With spring turkey season open opening April 12th and black bear just a little later, April 15th, gearing up now is advisable. This includes grabbing a copy of the regulations at your local Bob Ward’s. Bozeman Fishing: Nymphing is still the name of the game. Use smaller sized stone flies like the pats stone […]

Members Sought for Mountain Lion Work Group

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   Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is looking for volunteers to form a mountain lion work group to assist in the development of harvest quota recommendations for the 2014-15 lion hunting season in west-central Montana.             “A recent research effort to update and improve lion density estimates for the upper Bitterroot Valley has generated […]

Petition Seeking Signatures in Opposition of Central Montana Land Swap with Texas Billionaires

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There is  a land exchange being discussed between the Bureau of Land Management and private land owners that has been flying just under the radar for years. Now Central Montana Hunters for Public Access have established a petition to get signatures in opposition of any such exchange. The land in discussion is a landlocked area […]