I Can Hear Elk Bugling

The elk are NOT bugling in the outdoors right now but I’ve been at the International Sportsmen’s Expo in Phoenix, AZ and it seems like there are elk bugling in the stadium exhibit hall. Today I attended Belt, Montana guide and TV show host (Shoot Straight TV) Chad Shearer’s presentation on elk hunting. It really applied to all big game hunting. Chad’s tips were: hunt harder, hunt smarter, adapt to the conditions, be aware of … Read more

BLM Building New River Contact Station at Coal Banks

Dreaming of a river float on the Mighty Mo? Well, you can dust off your canoe but it’s a bit early. When “floating season” rolls around though, what a treat it will be to see the new River Contact Station at Coal Banks Landing near Virgelle, MT. A few years ago the Bureau of Land Management did upgrades to the campground at Coal Banks, a primary launch point for floating the White Cliffs of the Missouri. … Read more

Montana Law Enforcement Museum

Yesterday I was at a meeting at Holiday Village Mall in Great Falls. Just a couple doors away from our meeting room was the Montana Law Enforcement Museum. I have been there before but I was amazed at how many in the group hadn’t even heard of the museum. The Law Enforcement Museum is small, basically one long, open room with some prized displays. One of the first ones you see is a mountain lion which … Read more

Historic Fort Benton – Traveling By RV

I received a great blog post this week from Joe Laing at El Monte RV Rentals. It might not be the best time of year for RV camping but it’s certainly a great time to start making plans. Here’s Joe’s enthusiastic insight about an RV trip to Fort Benton, MT. Looking for a place to vacation this year where history blends with outstanding outdoor recreation? Fort Benton, Montana offers history lessons your kids won’t soon forget and recreation opportunities … Read more

Great Rockies Sport Show – A Fun Time

Last weekend I attended the Great Rockies Sport Show at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls, MT. They had over 60 exhibitors and a great crowd on Saturday when I was there. The three day show had speakers, a huge wall mount display of animals that had been mounted by a taxidermist, live animals (think grizzly bear), a trout pond for kids, a great photo display by the Outdoor Writers Association of America and a Heads and … Read more