Tune Into the Hunter’s Breakfast with the Captain and Crew LIVE Today!

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Tune into Hunters Breakfast with the Captain for the latest in fishing and hunting reports for Western and Central Montana this Friday morning from 8-9am on KGVO 1290am/101.5fm in Missoula. You can also listen on line http://newstalkkgvo.com/ listen-live/popup/. The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula Bill Brown from […]

Weather and Elk Hunting: Captain’s Column (9.18.14)

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Your garden and flowers may not have enjoyed the below freezing temperatures that Western Montana experienced last week, but if you’re an elk bow hunter you might have had a different perspective. Cooler weather and the end of a full moon will make bull elk more active. They begin to gather up cows and will […]

Fourteen Year-Old Montana Archery Hunter Bags First Bull

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Fourteen year-old Wyatt O’Day has been hunting and fishing his entire life, and Friday, September 12th, was a good day for this dedicated hunter.  Wyatt was bow hunting in Mineral county and took aim at a very nice bull from 30 yards away and released his arrow.  THWACK!  He got him!  What makes this kill even more special is that this was Wyatt’s […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.12.14)

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Hunting Backcountry rifle season opens September 15th so now is the time to get your tags and ammo at Bob Ward’s. Beat the rush on this season’s best gear. Don’t forget to layer and be prepared for all types of weather. Fishing: Lower Madison-The cooler temps are improving fishing but also effecting dry fly fishing. […]

Will the Captain get his Elk This Year?

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The Captain will be heading to hunt again this year with Burke Ranch Outtfitters over in eastern Montana. It looks like it will be a fun trip over to Malta where he is meeting the boys from Burke Ranch. That is because Trampus and Staci Corder of Clearwater Properties Real Estate in Fort Benton http://cmpmontana.com/clearwater-montana-properties-fort-benton […]

Elk Hunting and Trout Fishing: Captain’s Column (9.11.14)

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The general archery season is underway and some hunters are finding success. Justin Bonomo, my hunting buddy from Forsyth, scored on opening day at 10am. Bonomo who is no stranger to success with his bow knocked down a nice 6×6 bull with a 40 yard shot while he was hunting with Burke Ranch Outfitters. The […]

Hunting’s A Bargain For Nonresident College Students

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A discount on Montana’s big game combination license will be available beginning Sept. 9 for nonresident college students to hunt in Montana. Qualifying students may purchase the $70 big game combination license at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks regional office or the Helena headquarters office. The big game combination license includes conservation, fishing, upland […]

A Great Way to Make Your Antelope Taste Great

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Antelope hunters and hoagie eaters–we have a recipe for you!  The best part is that you can substitute the antelope roast for elk, venison or pork! Tell us what you think of this recipe posted on harrodoutdoors.com: Carol’s Antelope Hoagie Rolls  by Carol Pratt 1 chopped clove garlic ½ chopped onion 3 Tbsp cooking oil […]

Camo Pattern Hunting: The Elusive Morel Mushroom

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Ah yes, the elusive morel mushroom.  When we are morel mushroom hunting, we sometimes wonder if there are even any morels out there, as they are not easy to find.  Okay, okay…so, we know they are actually there, but morels sure do have some great camouflage.  Hey–wouldn’t that be awesome to have some morel mushroom camo for yourself while you’re […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.5.14)

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Hunting:     Archery Black Bear, Pronghorn Antelope, Deer, and Elk opens this weekend! Turkey and Grouse is open and we have all the gear you need, top to bottom. Bozeman Fishing: Lower Madison-the fish are in the slower and deeper waters use nymphs like copper johns/bobs, pupa patterns, and crayfish. Upper Madison-up near the dam use […]

Missouri Breaks Area Travel Conditions Update

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ATTENTION MISSOURI BREAKS AREA BOWHUNTERS–ON THE EVE OF MONTANA’S GENERAL ARCHERY SEASON OPENER, HERE IS SOME INFORMATION FROM JIM VASHRO THAT MAY BE HELPFUL FOR YOU ON YOUR WAY TO YOUR HUNTING SPOT TONIGHT OR TOMORROW MORNING: “The rain last week really hit the Breaks. Up to 10” of rain in some places, many roads […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (9.5.14)

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Hunting: Archery season is almost upon us; so if you’re in need for a bow, arrows, any camo, scents, or any other archery equipment swing on in and let us help you get geared up for your big hunt. Archery season opens up for Deer/Elk/Antelope/Bear on Saturday, September 6th. For Grouse and Fall Turkey the […]

Bitterroot Custom Game Calls Produce Some of the Most Beautiful Calls on the Market

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If there is one thing Tony Jones knows, it’s hunting…and predator and elk calls.  Tony, a fourth generation “Bitterrooter”, is the owner of Bitterroot Custom Game Calls, in Hamilton, Montana, and makes each and every one of his custom elk and predator calls and coyote howlers by hand–one at a time.  Beauty and functionality are top priorities, as he only […]

Southeastern Montana Antelope Populations Slowly Recovering

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MILES CITY– Recent surveys across Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Region 7 indicate that antelope populations are recovering but remain well below long-term averages. Wildlife biologists completed seven population trend surveys across the region and observed 1,867 antelope; similar numbers to last year. Overall antelope numbers across the region remain 50% below long-term average […]

Annual Montana Atlatl Mammoth Hunt Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

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Come try your hand at an ancient form of hunting! The atlatl is a 10,000-year-old type of weapon that predates the bow and arrow. Regional members of the World Atlatl Association in conjunction with First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park will provide visitors with the chance to learn about and practice with this unique weapon. […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (8.29.14)

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Hunting:   Grouse and Huns season opens Monday, September 1st. Archery gets underway September 6th. Stop by Bob Ward’s hunting sale this weekend to save on everything from camo to ammo. The new “Bob Ward’s: How We Gear Up” article is on page 25 of this month’s Big Sky Hunting & Fishing News. Check out the […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors (8.29.14)

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Hunting: Grouse and Huns season opens Monday, September 1st. Archery opens September 6th. Stop by Bob Ward’s hunting sale this weekend to save on everything from camo to ammo. The new “Bob Ward’s: How We Gear Up” article is on page 25 of this months Big Sky Hunting & Fishing News. Check out the gear […]

Montana Hunter Asking for Help from Montana Land Owners

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Darren Newsom, of Stevensville, is a long time Bitterroot valley resident and businessman.  Newsom is also an avid hunter and conservationist who doesn’t limit his hunting adventures to Montana and has hunted all over the world, including exotic locations such as Africa and New Zealand, where his, then, six year-old daughter shot her first elk this […]

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

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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 […]