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Bass Creek Area to Reopen for Recreation November 1 [AUDIO]

The popular Bass Creek recreation area will be reopened to the public on Friday, November 1, by the Stevensville Ranger District. The area has been closed since May for tree thinning operations.

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Safety – Courtesy Are Keys to Success for Hunters [AUDIO]

As hunters head into the hills on the first weekend of the general hunting season, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are reminding them that safety and courtesy are the keys to any successful hunt.

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One Lucky Lady Fills Her Big Horn Sheep Tag

For the past seven years my husband has paid to put me in the drawing for a big horn sheep tag. The first year he put me in for the drawing, he thought I was a shoe-in. I should have been, because way back then the difference between the number of applicants and the number of tags given out was less than five. He was sure I would draw it, but sadly I didn’t.

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Montana Wildlife Agency Unable to Get Information About Federal Lands Due to Government Shutdown [AUDIO]

With general rifle hunting season due to start on October 26, even officials at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are having problems getting information about federal public lands, due to the partial government shutdown.

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Hunter Gets More Than He Bargained for and Has Close Encounter with a Black Bear

My husband is an avid hunter, so he has had a few close encounters with wildlife in his day. However, he has never had an encounter quite as close as this hunter had. This hunter was enjoying a nice afternoon in a tree stand waiting for his prey to come along, when he was visited by an almost too friendly black bear.

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Elk Calling Tips For The Montana Rut [VIDEO]

This weekend, is traditionally the height of the rut for Montana elk. The bulls are going crazy. It is time to get out and pretend to be "Dr. Dolittle." You have to learn how to talk like the animals before you can speak their language.

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Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Share Statistics on Montana Archery Hunting

Unfortunately, my attempt to fill my elk tag with my archery equipment, was unsuccessful this past weekend. As I have learned in my years of bowhunting, only about ten percent of all the archery hunters are successful. Not because there is a lack of animals this time of year, but because it takes a lot more skill than just pulling a trigger. Ron Ashiem, of the Montana FWP, recently shared some interesting facts about archery numbers in the state of Montana.

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3-Year-Old Boy Is Just As Excited As I Am To Use His New Bow and Arrow

Getting real eager to get out of town and on the road to my hunting camp, for the opening of Montana's archery season tomorrow. In my 18 years of archery hunting, the day before the season opener is like Christmas eve. I am super excited to dust off my bow, but not as excited as the 3 year old boy in the following YouTube clip. He just has a hard time expressing it.

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Missoula Company Makes Exploring the Outdoors Easy

Hunting GPS Maps has created a new way for you to know exactly where you are at all times. One of the downsides of public land hunting, is knowing where public land ends and private land begins. In Montana, you are required to know where you are at all times. If you are found on private land, you cannot claim ignorance. Hunting GPS Maps has a solution.

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Montana Hunting Seasons Already Underway [AUDIO]

September marks the beginning of the long-awaited hunting seasons in Montana. In fact, several seasons are already underway.

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Missoula Man Collects Donations to Help Buy Hunters Wolf Tags

The wolf hunting debate continues. It drives me insane to hear the amount of people who try to argue the topic with big words and statistics. The pro wolf hunting and anti wolf hunting folks around the nation are itching for a fight. Jason Maxwell is taking a stand, and doing what he can to support his cause.

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One Lucky Family Draws Two Amazing Hunting Tags

Just in case everyone in Missoula hasn’t heard yet, my husband drew a mountain goat tag. I’m not sure how there could possibly be anyone left in this town who hasn’t heard, as he has been on the phone nonstop since he found out.

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