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Crafting Recurves & Longbows in Montana

BY BRYCE LEDBETTER Chester Floyd has a passion for tackling a good challenge. When asked about his passion for recurve bows his broad smile and enthusiasm are contagious. Besides being a full-time fly fishing guide Floyd is also an avid bow hunter and the new owner of RER Traditional Bows. “I’m playing hooky today to…

Joby Sabol and OZ, a red-tailed hawk demonstrate their teamwork on Sabol’s property off Bridger Road near Bozeman last winter.

Learning the Art of Falconry

BY BRYCE LEDBETTER AND STAFF Joby Sabol caught the falconry bug at an early age. “I was struck by this book my father had when I was six or seven,” he recalls. The book, The New Hunters Encyclopedia that originally piqued his interest is long lost. Only recently did he find another copy of the…

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Montana’s Bighorn Dilemma

By: Bradley Miller www.gohunt.com Montana’s bighorn sheep management program continues to hit roadblocks caused by disease, domestic sheep and a disappointed wildlife commission. Generally speaking, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has been successful in helping bighorn sheep populations expand and increase across the state. The overall bighorn population has grown from…