Montana Anglers Win 2014 North Dakota Governor’s Walleye Cup

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Montana anglers are representing in the 2014 North Dakota Governor’s Walleye Cup, which was held on Lake Sakakawea.  According to the Bismarck Tribune, out of the 252 teams that competed in the event, Glasgow resident Ken Schmidt and Billings resident Mark Jones took the tournament title with a total walleye weight of 32.51 pounds over two […]

Rent a Fire Lookout for Fall

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Following the devastating fires of 1910, early fire detection became a priority within the Forest Service. To help aid detection, lookout towers began to be built on national forests throughout the country. These building efforts were further aided during the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, who worked on numerous lookout building projects across the […]

Helena Cardboard Cup Regatta Today!

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The Spring Meadow Lake Cardboard Cup Regatta is a family fun event sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Spring Meadow Resources. Building a boat requires some imagination, there are no size restrictions and the boat may be as big or small as the participants wish. However, the boat must be made of corrugated cardboard […]

13th Annual Darby Logger Days This Weekend

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If you are headed down the Bitterroot Valley this weekend, don’t miss Darby Logger Days. This event is held every 3rd weekend in July, and is family-friendly entertainment. The annual Logger’s Days is held at the south end of Darby on U.S. Highway 93. Friday evening begins at 6pm family games and live music. Saturday […]

Some Real Expert Firearm and Shooting Advice

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In past posts I have discussed some of the “advice” offered by individuals on outdoor television programs, internet videos, and chat rooms. So many of these self-proclaimed experts spread old wives tales, long held myths, and in many cases, outright prevarications. I have found a few people who are really experts in their fields and […]

Montana Folk Festival in Butte This Weekend

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Looking for a last minute FREE outdoor entertainment this weekend? Butte is hosting its annual Montana Folk Festival. The festival site will be located adjacent to, and partially within, the fascinating Uptown Butte Historic District. A mix of open air and tented sites will provide a variety of performance venues ranging from intimate stages to amphitheater size. The […]

Deadline to Comment on Proposed Wolf Stamp is July 25th

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PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE PROPOSED WOLF STAMP, AND PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO COMMENT.   The proposed wolf stamp would allow the individuals, including non-hunters and even anti-hunters, who purchase the wolf stamp to contribute to wildlife management in Montana instead of just hunters and anglers having a […]

Train Derailment Near Fish Creek Leaves Airplane Fuselages in Clark Fork

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A train derailment near Fish Creek Thursday afternoon left airplane fuselages in the river 10 miles west of Alberton near Fish Creek Road and Interstate 90. Montana Rail Link is working to clean up remaining debris from the area, and MRL spokeswoman Linda Frost said MRL will begin to remove the remaining cars and aircraft fuselages from […]

Saying Goodbye to One of Montana’s Great Shooters and Sportsmen

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I have very sad news to report; Montana has lost one of her great shooting sports competitors. Dene Cogdill died on June 24, 2014. Our condolences and sympathies go to his wife Lyn and the Cogdill family. Dene was a world champion skeet shooter; he was an All-American team member more times than one can […]

Montana BBQ Cook-Off This Sunday in Absarokee

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Have you perfected your outdoor cooking skills? Now its time to put them to the test at Absarokee Montana’s annual Montana BBQ Cook-Off being held on main street (Woodard Ave).  This fun family event is growing from a BBQ competition and microbrew tasting to include a day of free musical entertainment. Bands will be playing […]

REMINDER: No Fireworks At Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Sites!

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Visiting a Montana fishing access site on the July Fourth weekend is a great idea – just leave the fireworks at home. Fireworks are illegal on all Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks sites including fishing access sites, wildlife management areas and other sites. Anyone using fireworks on FWP lands may be charged with a misdemeanor […]

Oregon Hunters and Hunting Groups Against Wolf Population Equivalent to Montana’s

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A recent news clip posted by Caitlin Conrad/KTVL.com in southern Oregon discusses the fear that the Oregon Hunters Association and others have been fearing a wolf population such as Montana’s and Idaho’s current and expanding wolf population.  They do not want to see that. What are your thoughts on this article from KTVL.com last week: SOUTHERN Ore […]

Libby Logger Days This Weekend

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Libby Logger Days is a community celebration of its long time heritage of logging in the Cabinet Mountains of northwest Montana.Taste the great food from the food courts and check the beer garden. Local craftsmen and artisans surround a competition of traditional logging skills. Come try your luck at Bull and Bullette of the Woods, […]

Montana Pikemasters Tourney Day One Results

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Fifty-four teams took part in the pikemasters two-day tournament! The leaders after day one are: 1st: Heinrich, Wilcox,Wing, and Wilcox 45.8 pounds2nd: Klepplid and Haffernann 44.5 pounds3rd: Dooley, Dooley 44.5 pounds Here are the biggest fish caught so far: Largest northern 42 inchesLargest walleye 29.25 poundsLargest bass 16.75 inches (feature photo: Brandt Hamernick of Missoula who caught a […]