2014 Hunting and Fishing Licenses Now for Sale in Montana

Montana’s new 2014 hunting and fishing year begins March 1. Licenses are now on sale along with applications for resident and nonresident buck deer and either-sex elk hunting permits. [Read more…]

MT FWP To Host Bison Discussion In Lewistown

BisonMontana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a two-day discussion in Lewistown on public issues related to efforts to create a long-term bison conservation and management plan for Montana.

FWP is seeking to bring together a number of state and community leaders for the Sept. 26-27 facilitated gathering at the Yogo Inn, 211 E. Main St. in Lewistown. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 and end at 3 p.m. on Sept. 27. [Read more…]

2013 Montana Block Management Areas (BMAs)’ Now Available From Hunting GPS Maps

Montana Block Management Areas BMA - Hunting GPS MapsHunting GPS Maps is excited to announce the inclusion of the 2013 Montana Block Management Areas (BMAs) on our HUNT GPS, Google Earth, and App for iOS maps. Hunters in Montana can now apply this valuable tool to locate, access, and hunt properties enrolled in the BMA program. [Read more…]

MeatEater Hunts With Joe Rogan

MeatEater hunts with Joe RoganNew Berlin, WI – (April 5, 2013) – High-altitude hunting in Montana is never a sure bet, but Steven Rinella isn’t the kind of guy to turn down a challenge. Sportsman Channel, the leader in Outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is rolling out a special 5-part Montana series of MeatEaterwith Steven Rinella beginning with a new episode premiering on Sunday, April 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.All April is a month full of big adventure in “Big Sky Country” for Rinella and guests, including a first time mule deer hunt for TV personality, Joe Rogan, on April 28 and May 5 at 9 pm ET/PT. [Read more…]

Montana’s Wildlife Legacy Decimation to Restoration Review

Montana's Wildlife Legacy Decimation to Restoration

Montana’s Wildlife Legacy Decimation to Restoration

This book written by two Montana gentlemen, chronicle the state’s wild animal populations and the hurdles that are responsible for the current conditions. “Montana’s Wildlife Legacy – Decimation and Restoration” by Terry Lonner and Harold Picton was published as a follow-up to their 2006 video, “Back from the Brink – Montana’s Wildlife Legacy.”

The book advertises itself as “only complete compilation of Montana’s wildlife trapping and transplanting records.” [Read more…]

Landowners, Partners Secure 1,050 Acres of Montana Habitat

MISSOULA, Mont.–Longtime volunteers of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Keith and Linda Ward of Huson, Mont., have finalized a deal to permanently protect 1,050 acres of area ranchland that serve as important habitat for elk and other wildlife.

On Dec. 16, the Wards placed their Checkpoint Ranch, some 20 miles west of Missoula, Mont., between Ninemile and Sixmile creeks, under conservation easement with RMEF. [Read more…]

RMEF Supports Extended Wolf Hunt

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is on record supporting a proposal to extend wolf-hunting seasons in Montana through the end of 2011, and beyond if necessary, until the harvest quota is met.

In a Nov. 28, 2011, letter to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department, RMEF President and CEO David Allen wrote, “RMEF believes that it is very important that hunters be allowed as much time as possible during these winter months to harvest the statewide quota of 220 wolves.”

Allen reminded the agency that elk and other big game herds in certain areas are being significantly impacted by burgeoning wolf populations, along with black bears, grizzlies and mountain lions. RMEF encouraged state officials to actively manage and control predators in these areas. [Read more…]

Sitka Gear is Moving

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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…]

Mystery Ranch In a Parking Lot

It’s been a few years since Mystery Ranch has done this… so… this SATURDAY MAY 7th, from 9-5… they’re having another MYSTERY RANCH PARKING LOT SALE! These sales are truly legendary… with 30-70% off on select items it’s something you shouldn’t miss! Will you be in attendance?! Spread the word, once they go… they’re gone!

Their new location is 1750 Evergreen Drive (South off of Griffin, between N. 7th and Rouse), Bozeman, MT 59715

http://www.mysteryranch.com/

Feel free to give me a ring or email me if you happen to see a SweetPea at this event, need one for work in D.C.!!!

RMEF Grants for Montana Conservation Projects

MISSOULA, Mont.–Wolf-related research on elk productivity and survival in the Bitterroot Valley, plus a variety of forest, weed and habitat management efforts, headline a slate of projects selected for 2011 grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

The new RMEF grants total $210,705 and affect Beaverhead, Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Gallatin, Granite, Missoula, Lewis and Clark, Powder River, Powell, Ravalli and Sanders counties. [Read more…]