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Deer Recovery, Less Antlerless Hunting on Commission Agenda

Montana’s Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet in Helena Feb. 13 to consider final approval of most hunting regulations, seasons and harvest quotas for the next two years. The hunting season regulations the commission will consider include those aimed at aiding the recovery of Montana’s declining deer populations by reducing hunting pressure on antlerless...

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Drones and Hunting: Are They OK, or Do They Violate Fair Chase?

As technology improves in various segments of our society, hunters often are faced with decisions about how, at what lengths or even whether to use advances within the scope of our hunting pursuits. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems, commonly known as drones, are becoming popular with recreational users. These nifty flying machines are small, fun...

License, Applications Available For Big Game Hunts

Montana’s new 2014 hunting and fishing year begins March 1. Licenses are now on sale along with applications for resident and nonresident buck deer and either-sex elk hunting permits. Resident and nonresident deer and elk permit applications and information is available online at fwp.mt.gov; click “March 15–Deer & Elk Permits“. Paper application pamphlets will...

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Turn Your Deer Meat Into Delicious Jerky Treats

Venison jerky is a fantastic snack when you’re hunting, hanging around watching a football game or just need something tasty to get you through until next deer season. It’s easy to make, too, especially with the great array of Weston prep products to get the job done. Set up in your kitchen, spend a...

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New Rage SS Broadhead Ideal for Bows With Short Draws, Weights

Bowhunting has been gaining exponential popularity among both women and youth, and Rage has responded with the introduction of its new SS broadhead, specifically designed for those with shorter draw lengths or lighter draw weights. The SS is specially designed for use with bow draw weights that generate less than 40 foot-pounds of kinetic...

Bear pro staffer Brian Otto with his 11-point double drop buck, which was killed with his Bear 59 Kodiak.

Trying Traditional: Five Things to Know About Traditional Archery

Traditional archery’s experienced a renaissance of late, with seasoned archers seeking an added challenge that turns even does into a big reward, and others simply looking for a simpler bowhunting experience free of technological clutter. By Patrick Meitin Companies such as the venerable Bear Archery Products and Howatt/Martin, Hoyt and myriad custom makers are...

Input Wanted for Hunting, Management Planning

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will soon be seeking public input on the structure of the state’s big game hunting seasons for 2015 through 2019. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission sets big game season structures in five-year blocks, which provides consistency for sportsmen, hunting-related businesses, landowners and communities. Colorado’s big game hunting seasons are...