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 […]

Family Bags a Deer and a Record Gator Simultaneously

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“It may not be deer season, but one family of hunters inadvertently bagged a doe when they took down this 1,000+ pound gator.” (via outdoorhub.com) When Ken Owens, who owns a taxidermy shop in Autaugaville, Alabama, opened up Alabama’s largest recorded gator ever taken by harvest, and still possibly the largest gator ever taken by harvest in the world, “he saw […]

UPLAND GAME BIRD AND PHEASANT BAG LIMITS FOR 2014

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Most of Montana’s upland game bird seasons run Sept. 1-Jan.1, 2015—with the exception of sage-grouse season, which closes Sept. 30. New this year is the closure of sage grouse hunting in much of the southern and northern portions of Montana. Sage-grouse hunting is open in these counties only: Beaverhead, Broadwater, Cascade, Chouteau, Deer Lodge, Fergus, Jefferson, Judith Basin, […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (8.8.14)

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Hunting: For the upcoming season we want to make sure you are careful when recreating in Bear Country. Practice the following tips to help prevent conflicts with bears in the area. 1. Use the buddy system on any outings and inform others where you plan to go. 2. Make sure to keep an eye out […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (8.8.14)

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Hunting: Hunting seasons are fast approaching so please review regulations for specific areas you plan on hunting. Once you have your trophy animal make sure to bring pictures down of your successful hunts and post them on are bulletin board. Fishing: Canyon Ferry Lake: The Lake has turned over and the algae is pretty thick. […]

Mountain Lion Hunting License Applications Due August 14th

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Applications for Montana’s special limited-entry mountain lion license drawing are due Aug. 14. Mountain lion hunters can either choose to apply for a special license that’s valid only in certain hunting districts available through the drawing—or they may purchase a general mountain lion license by Aug. 31. Hunters can’t do both. Mountain lion hunting in […]

Few Over-The-Counter And Surplus Hunting Licenses Available August 4

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Hunters can buy over-the-counter antelope licenses and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope beginning Monday, Aug. 4, but in some areas very few licenses are available so they’re expected to go fast. Surplus licenses are those still remaining after Montana’s recent special hunting license drawings and Hunt Roster sign-ups. The unsold licenses […]

Top Stories and Fishing Reports in MORS Weekly Wrap Up

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We have reached the middle of summer in Montana! There have been plenty of great fishing reports and outdoor adventures on www.montanaoutdoor this week. If you have been too busy enjoying the outdoors to catch up online, we have all the best stories and fishing reports for you right here:   Top Stories From This […]

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors (8.1.14)

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Hunting:   Bob Ward’s 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend is this Saturday in Missoula, and Sunday in Butte. All proceeds benefit Operation Valor. Visit Bob Ward’s facebook page for event details. You can try out just about any model you might want to buy along with accessories and optics. A few opening dates to prepare for: Upland […]

Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports and Outdoors (8.1.14)

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Hunting:   Bob Ward’s 11th Annual Shooter’s Weekend is this Saturday in Missoula, and Sunday in Butte. All proceeds benefit Operation Valor. Visit Bob Ward’s facebook page for event details. You can try out just about any model you might want to buy along with accessories and optics. A few opening dates to prepare for: Upland […]