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


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 […]

Montana Bale Trail Contest Starts This Weekend!


The premier event of the Montana Bale Trail is the annual WHAT THE HAY contest.  This amazing display of whimsical, cleverly decorated and sculpted hay lines a 22 mile route from Hobson to Utica to Windham. Expect to see over 50 hay bale sculptures.  People’s Choice Ballots will be handed out at the contest entrances […]

Firefighters Rescue Mountain Lion Cubs From Bitterroot Forest Fire


Two firefighters have been receiving quite a bit of attention on the web lately from the photos of them saving mountain lion kittens from the Three Mile Fire in the Bitterroot National Forest east of Florence, Montana. Firefighters spotted the kittens under a burning log last Friday afternoon, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. […]

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


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. […]

Eastern Montana Scenery You May Not Have Known Exists


When people talk about Montana scenery, Glacier National Park, the Bitterroot valley, Yellowstone National Park and the Bozeman area are often mentioned.  Southeastern Montana has become somewhat of a best-kept secret, and that area is just as beautiful as everything you see where the snowcapped mountains western Montana reside. Filmmater, Colin Ruggiero captures some extraordinary […]

Bike the Historic Route of Hiawatha


Located just off I-90 on the Idaho Montana border, the Route of the Hiawatha Rail-Trail is a scenic section of abandoned rail-bed from the Milwaukee Road that the Taft Tunnel Preservation Society, a grassroots Wallace non-profit organization, and the U.S. Forest Service turned into a world class non-motorized trail. Lookout Pass Ski Area operates the […]

Public Comment Sought on Proposed 2014-2015 Ice Fishing Derbies

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on fishing contests proposed for the upcoming winter season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Most contests require catch-and-release fishing and participants in these contests may not keep any fish. Applications for contests may be approved, denied, or approved with conditions.  […]

Record Number of Visitors Flocked to Glacier Park in July!


Glacier National Park has just completed its busiest July ever, with 699,650 people entering the park, according to the National Park Service Statistics Office. The previous July record was in 1983 when there were nearly 690,000 recreational visitors. According the the Daily Inter Lake, statistics office keeps monthly visitation records going back to 1979. The third-busiest […]

Monster Mountain Lake Cutthroat!


Ladd Knotek from Missoula was on Catchin’ the Big Ones with The Captain in Missoula this morning!When Cap asked him where he would recommend you go fishing this weekend, Knotek recommended mountain lakes around western Montana. That is where he caught this beautiful cutthroat trout on a recent fishing trip to a secret Montana mountain lake. Now […]