Bird Hunters Need to be Bear Aware

Upland bird hunting begins Sept. 1 and hunters along the Rocky Mountain Front, especially in riparian areas, need to be aware they are in bear country.

Upland bird hunting begins Sept. 1 and hunters along the Rocky Mountain Front, especially in riparian areas, need to be aware they are in bear country.

Block Management: Behind the Scenes of Region 7’s Huge Access Program

Telephones at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 headquarters were ringing off the hook Monday morning, with sportsmen and women looking to secure reservations on Block Management Areas. It was the first day people could get contact information for landowners participating in the region’s Block Management Program and line up dates to hunt this fall.

Telephones at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 headquarters were ringing off the hook Monday morning, with sportsmen and women looking to secure reservations on Block Management Areas. It was the first day people could get contact information for landowners participating in the region’s Block Management Program and line up dates to hunt this fall.

Black bear hunters must keep the meat

Bear meat, or the meat from any other big game animal, cannot be wasted, or allowed in any way to become unfit for human consumption, unless it is infected with trichinella.

Bear meat, or the meat from any other big game animal, cannot be wasted, or allowed in any way to become unfit for human consumption, unless it is infected with trichinella.

Big game forecast 2016: A look into what hunters can expect around the region

As summer begins to wind down, hunting season in Montana is about to heat up. Taking to the woods with rifle or bow in hand is a hallowed tradition in our state. Secret spots are held sacred — passed down from father or mother to daughter or son only in whispers or, better yet, the experience of a long day afield. And while we can’t give you any insight into a new secret spot, we can give you a good idea of what animal populations are like across the state, recognizing of course the value of a day spent hunting Montana’s most majestic wildlife is never directed by population estimates alone.

As summer begins to wind down, hunting season in Montana is about to heat up. Taking to the woods with rifle or bow in hand is a hallowed tradition in our state. Secret spots are held sacred -- passed down from father or mother to daughter or son only in whispers or, better yet, the experience of a long day afield. And while we can’t give you any insight into a new secret spot, we can give you a good idea of what animal populations are like across the state, recognizing of course the value of a day spent hunting Montana’s most majestic wildlife is never directed by population estimates alone.

Common Sense Gun Safety – Quick Access Handgun Safes [Video]

What good is a self defense handgun if it isn’t quickly accessible? But you also want to restrict access to those who are either uneducated or unstable. Hickock45 does another wonderful job on another gun common Continue reading “Common Sense Gun Safety – Quick Access Handgun Safes [Video]”

90% – The chance that there are firearms in your child’s friends homes [Video]

Nine out of ten homes in Montana have guns. The chances that there are guns in your children’s friends homes is VERY HIGH. There are also few things cooler than Continue reading “90% – The chance that there are firearms in your child’s friends homes [Video]”

Franchi Renaissance Elite 12 Ga O/U Shotgun – $1275.00 – #Helena (5o miles)

Franchi Renaissance Elite 12 Ga Over & Under Shotgun. 28″ Barrels. Fired less than 100 times. Lightweight and a real beauty. Interchangeable chokes, Box, & Manual. 202-2034

Franchi Renaissance Elite 12 Ga Over & Under Shotgun. 28" Barrels. Fired less than 100 times. Lightweight and a real beauty. Interchangeable chokes, Box, & Manual. 202-2034

Black bear hunters must keep the meat

Bear meat, or the meat from any other big game animal, cannot be wasted, or allowed in any way to become unfit for human consumption, unless it is infected with trichinella.

Bear meat, or the meat from any other big game animal, cannot be wasted, or allowed in any way to become unfit for human consumption, unless it is infected with trichinella.

Black bear season license purchase deadline

Hunters may purchase a license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov, under Online Services until Aug. 31. After that date there is a 24-hour wait on the use of bear hunting licenses.

Hunters may purchase a license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov, under Online Services until Aug. 31. After that date there is a 24-hour wait on the use of bear hunting licenses.

Know your bull

With elk archery season opening Sept. 3, and the backcountry general elk season set to open Sept. 15, elk hunters need to know their bull elk. Here is a quick primer:

With elk archery season opening Sept. 3, and the backcountry general elk season set to open Sept. 15, elk hunters need to know their bull elk. Here is a quick primer: