World Record Elk Freed, Then Found Dead, Mountain Lion Going the Distance – MORS Weekly Wrap Up
By OutdoorAly

Posted: March 17, 2013

There were some unusual record findings this week on MORS website. A world record bull Elk was found stuck in some mud, helped free, then found dead a short time later. Read more on this popular story here. Brett French Outdoor editor of the Billings Gazette describes a mountain lion that traveled 500 miles, a preview to the full story being printed in the Billings Gazette can be read here.

West Yellowstone featured the up and coming snowmobiles for 2014 at the West Yellowstone Snowmobile Expo in West Yellowstone over the weekend.

The application deadline for either sex elk permits and buck deer permits ended this week. Ron Aashiem of Fish Wildlife and Parks said permit numbers where above average, and will be draw the week of April 15th.


Fishing reports rolled in with variable conditions throughout the week. Chancy at Snappy’s says there’s still ice in the area of Bitterroot and Ashley lakes, both have pretty good ice, but be careful on the shoreline. Others are reporting shoreline fishing opening up. Individual reports can be found by clicking these links: Helena, Butte/Bozeman, & Northwest/Central Montana.

Mid-March kicks off Snow Goose Migration in Central Montana. Read more about some great organized trips to Freezeout Lake.

Missoula is amping up for the Great Rockies Sport Show coming up at the Adam’s Center next weekend. Montana Bowhunter’s Association Convention will be at the Holiday Inn Missoula March 22-24 as well.

Congratulations to Mike Hortick of Great Falls and Shawn Appley of Shelby!  They were the latest winners on statewide trivia sponsored by Placer Motors in Helena! Bud Anderberg was our Montana Club Ski Pass winner! Artie Butt and Al Mueller won tickets to the Great Rockies Sports show held next weekend in Missoula, can’t wait to see you there. Be sure to tune in to the Montana Outdoor RADIO SHOW for your chance to win every Saturday morning!

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