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Sitka Announces Plans to Relocate Their Offices to Bozeman, Montana

NAPA, Calif. – Sitka announced Friday they will be moving their headquarters from Napa, Calif., to Bozeman, Mont., and will be operating out of the new location by April 2012.

Nestled below the jagged peaks of the Rockies, Bozeman is an ideal venue for testing and developing gear, and is a popular destination for hunting and outdoor recreation. Its forward-thinking and outdoor-centric culture makes it a natural home for Sitka. [Read more…]

Hunter Education Classes Scheduled in Belgrade, Bozeman

The dates are set for fall hunter education classes in Belgrade and Bozeman.   Registration is required and students under 18 years of age must have the consent of a parent or guardian.

Belgrade Hunter Education

Class will take place September 7-10 at the Belgrade Middle School (410 Triple Crown Road) from 7-9 p.m. Students must also complete a field exercise on Saturday, September 11 at the Logan Range.   Students will be assigned a morning or afternoon session for the field exercise beginning at either 8 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.   Students must register in person on September 7 from 6-7 p.m. at the Belgrade Middle School.   For more information call George or Bonnie Clement at (406) 388-0655.

Bozeman Hunter Education

Class will take place September 13-17 at Chief Joseph Middle School (4255 Kimberwicke Street) from 7-9 p.m.   Students must also complete a field exercise on Saturday, September 18 , from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Logan Range.   There are two options for registration:

Students may register online between August 16 and September 7 by going to FWP’s website at and clicking on Education , then Hunter Education . All students under the age of 18 must download and complete the parental consent form and bring to class.   Classroom materials must be picked up at FWP’s Bozeman office (1400 S. 19 th Ave.) by Sept 10th.

Students may also register in person Thursday, September 2nd, from 7-9 p.m., at Chief Joseph Middle School in the cafeteria.

For more information, contact Jim or Holly Johnson at (406) 582-1402.

Any person born after January 1, 1985, must present a Hunter Education Certificate in order to purchase a hunting license in Montana. A student must be 11 years old to receive certification.

Win a Montana Fly Fishing Adventure

Montana Fly Fishing AdventureThe One lucky winner, and a guest, will win a Montana Fly Fishing Adventure on some of Montana’s most renowned blue ribbon trout rivers with Andy Watson, the official action photographer of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR). The trip includes airfare from any major US city, 3 nights lodging in Bozeman, MT, licenses and two days on the water with Andy. Actual trip dates to be determined by winner and Andy.

Enter to win here!

Fly-Fishing Outfitter Service


If you are in need of a professional guide or some local expertise for some fly fishing, while you are in Bozeman.


Schnee’s Powder Horn Outfitters offers full-day and half-day guided fishing trips on all the area rivers: Yellowstone, Madison, Gallatin, Big Horn, and Big Hole plus numerous smaller and private waters. Our guide, Jamie Benedickt, has been guiding and outfitting for more than a dozen years and has experience all over the western United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and the Gulf States. We offer full equipment rental if necessary.


My wife Amy can tell you first-hand what her experience was like out on the Madison 2 weeks ago! She is in the 3rd photo down. This was her first time fly-fishing. Jamie (her guide) gave her a 30 minute casting tutorial in parking lot and off they went. You will be able to read all about her trip in a future post, as she will be a guest writer!


In the meantime, you can get more information here.

Hunting Cabin?!?




This would be an awesome cabin to base your hunts, oh or, huh-hum…family vacations out of! This is a fantastic structure built by RMR Group.

View more photos and read the full article here.