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Fishing Report Fishing Report 756Bait.com Fishing Report from 07/11/2024. Read More Posted on Jul 11, 2024 Spring Deer, Elk Surveys Show Mixed Results Spring Deer, Elk Surveys Show Mixed Results Areas of some increase, but still areas of decline or stable numbers Some areas are reducing antlerless B licenses to grow herds Read More Posted on Jun 26, 2024 2024 Elks 31 Guns 2024 Elks 31 Guns The Elks are once again doing the 31 Guns in 31 Days. Tickets on sale now. Here is the list of this years firearms. Read More Posted on May 30, 2024 Hunter Education Courses Offered in Northwest Montana Hunter Education Courses Offered in Northwest Montana KALISPELL – Hunter Education classes and Trapper Education field days are open to registration in several locations this spring.  All in-person classes are free. Students must be at least 10 years old to take a Hunter Education class.  Read More Posted on Feb 23, 2024 A Guide to Buying Concealed Carry Holsters A Guide to Buying Concealed Carry Holsters Selecting a gun for concealed carry is the most crucial part of the process, but picking the right holster is a very close second. You’ve got to have a solid and safe way to carry your gun; if not, then all the careful consideration you gave to gun selection is irrelevant. There are myriad options to choose from, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed trying to decide on material, carry style, and carry position, to name only three considerations. It is important to select a holster that best fits your everyday carry needs. Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular materials, styles, and positions for concealed-carry holsters to help you get a good grasp on the basics that can help match to the right holster. Read More Posted on Dec 26, 2023 2023 Muzzleloader Heritage Season 2023 Muzzleloader Heritage Season Muzzleloader Heritage Season opens Saturday
HELENA – Muzzleloader heritage season opens on Saturday, Dec. 9, and runs through Dec. 17. This season is for heritage muzzleloaders only; no other means of taking game, such as archery, is allowed. Note that some areas have elk shoulder seasons through Feb. 15, where firearms and archery equipment may be allowed.
Read More Posted on Dec 5, 2023
Christmas Tree Permits Christmas Tree Permits Christmas tree permits are on sale. Each permit allows up to three trees to be cut. Please display your permit on the dashboard of your vehicle when you go out to harvest the tree(s). Permits are good for all National Forests in Montana. Please observe the regulations and guidelines below; it is your responsibility to know where you can and cannot harvest National Forest Christmas trees. If you are unsure of the Forest boundary, maps showing ownership are available at the Supervisor's Office in Kalispell, or at the District Ranger Stations in Bigfork, Hungry Horse. Read More Posted on Nov 11, 2023 Bear Aware in Montana Bear Aware in Montana Montana is bear country. Grizzly bear populations continue to become denser and more widespread in Montana, increasing the likelihood that residents and recreationists will encounter them in more places each year. Read More Posted on Sep 4, 2023 Get Outside Volume XVII Fire Season in NW Montana and the woods are pretty much closed! As I sit in my living room and look out the sliding glass door, the air is thick with the smoke we have come to expect during fire season here in northwest Montana. Read More Posted on Sep 2, 2023 Classic Iron Volume XVII Classic Iron Volume XVII For years I thought about jumping into the world of suppressed firearms but I was always put off by what appeared to be a long and overly complicated process. When hunting season drew to a close last year with my ears ringing more than they usually do, it was time to take the plunge. Read More Posted on Sep 2, 2023 FWP Adjusts Mule Deer Quotas FWP Adjusts Mule Deer Quotas While mule deer populations remain steady in portions of the state, spring green-up surveys conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife biologists showed populations in some parts of the state remain lower than desired, and as a result, licenses available to hunters in those areas have been cut back. Read More Posted on Jul 19, 2023 Snappy Sport Senter History Snappy Sport Senter History Snappy Sport Senter, a landmark for the Flathead Valley since 1947. This sports senter has stories, memories and history to share! Thought we would share some of that past with you from an Article written in 2007 by Nancy Kimball of The Daily Inter Lake. Read More Posted on Jul 4, 2023 Recreational Use Permit Changes Recreational Use Permit Changes Starting July 1st 2023 recreationalist will need to purchase a conservation permit instead of the Recreational Use Permit. Read More Posted on Jun 30, 2023 Classic Iron Volume XVI Classic Iron Volume XVI Beretta 3032 Tomcat Covert: Does a pocket pistol have a place in your carry rotation? Read More Posted on Jun 30, 2023 Get Outside Volume XVI Get Outside Volume XVI Exploring some new parts of the valley. Read More Posted on Jun 30, 2023 Flathead Valley State Parks Flathead Valley State Parks Montana is truly a place of marvel! From the untamed wilderness to the local entertainment that it has to offer. There is always something to do in this wonderful state or an adventure you can enjoy with friends and family! Read More Posted on Dec 31, 2022 Classic Iron Volume XIV Classic Iron Volume XIV Shadow Systems Invades Snappy’s! If you are a regular reader of this column you may have noticed that my tastes in firearms tend to run toward older, classic guns or their reproductions. Rest assured that on our next go round we will once again look to the past as I have been shooting a couple of reproductions that we definitely need to spend some time taking a closer look at. Read More Posted on Dec 29, 2022 Get Outside Volume XIV Get Outside Volume XIV On Saturday December 10th we kicked off the 2nd edition of the Heritage Muzzle Loader season. Based on what we have seen in the gun department, lots of people are planning on getting out and giving this season a try. Since muzzle loading is new to so many folks we did our best to stock up on rifles and muzzle loading accessories prior to the season. Unfortunately, we were unable to obtain enough product from our distributors to keep up with demand. Percussion caps were in especially short supply. By the time the season opened anything related to muzzle loading except for powder was gone from our shelves. Read More Posted on Dec 28, 2022 Master Seminar Series - Walleye 12-10-2022 Master Seminar Series - Walleye 12-10-2022 Check out the recording of the Master Seminar Series Fishing for Walleye with Bob Hickey.
Recorded 12/10/2022 during Snappy's Fish on Ice Expo 2022.
Read More Posted on Dec 22, 2022
Master Seminar Series Ice Fishing Electronics 12-10-2022 Master Seminar Series Ice Fishing Electronics 12-10-2022 Check out the recording of the Master Seminar Series Ice Fishing with Electronics presented by Rob Weiker.
Recorded 12/10/2022 during Snappy's Fish on Ice Expo 2022.
Read More Posted on Dec 22, 2022
Master Seminar Series Ice Fishing Safety 12-10-2022 Master Seminar Series Ice Fishing Safety 12-10-2022 Check out the recording of the Master Seminar Series - Ice Fishing Safety. Presented by Jim Vashro.
Recorded 12/10/2022 during Snappy's Fish on Ice Expo 2022.
Read More Posted on Dec 22, 2022
Classic Iron Volume XIII Classic Iron Volume XIII Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911 In my last column we took a look at a very modern rendition of John Browning’s classic 1911 design. For this article we will be looking at a much more traditional take on the 1911 with the Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911. Springfield’s take on Browning’s masterpiece very much resembles the 1911A1 issued to our military troops beginning in 1927 up through the mid 1980’s when it was replaced with the Beretta M9. Read More Posted on Oct 20, 2022 Get Outside Volume XIII Get Outside Volume XIII The rifle opener is nearly here. Are you prepared?
I don’t know how archery season was for you but for me, this year was definitely a bust. For a myriad of reasons (family obligations, work, being too picky……) I did not manage to put any meat in the freezer. In my short career as a hunter, this is the first time I have not had success during a season that I set out to hunt in. Truthfully, I really shut down for archery season about three weeks before it ended but by no means have I given up on the year.
Read More Posted on Oct 20, 2022
Guidelines for Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Recreating on State Trust land in Montana With the upcoming hunting season, many people will likely hunt state trust land at some point. These lands, which can provide great recreational opportunity, are managed by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) for the benefit of the public schools and other public entities. In Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 in northeast Montana, large areas of state trust land are found in central Valley and western Daniels counties. Read More Posted on Sep 9, 2022