First Full Freezer: Elk Hunt in Montana

I wiped the sweat from my forehead with my sleeve.  Drops snaked into my eyes, burning like hell.  At 10:30 a.m. the temperature stood at 99°, headed for habanero hot.  Every 30 seconds I sent an arrow toward the target set up in the garage.  Twenty yards took me beyond the driveway and into the…


Interview: Governor Steve Bullock

“There’s two ways to become a wildlife biologist in Montana, one is to get a degree and the other is to run for public office.” Steve Bullock  Montana’s 24th Governor, Steve Bullock, was born in Missoula, Montana and raised in Helena. Like our first conservationist President, Teddy Roosevelt


Arctic Limits

Old fashioned Montana December weather moved in. With temperatures between -15 and -35 across the state we got locked in an arctic icebox and that meant only one thing needed to be done-find open water and go duck hunting.Roxy and I headed out in the minus teen temps Friday morning with a 10-15 mph north…


Supporting Our Veterans

Veteran’s Day weekend is always a special time for those who’ve served. For those of us who are veterans it’s an important time to reflect and take a moment to enjoy the people and pursuits important to us. We must also pause and think of the veterans who never made it home. Montana is special…