General Hunting Tips (40)

What a Beautiful Sound: The Snap of a Bow

It's as old as time itself. The bow and arrow continue to be a tool to harvest animals year after year. Our equipment may have been upgraded for power and speed, but the objective remains the same—keep your scent trail downwind of your prey's highly…

In Bear Country, Preparation and Caution Keep You Alive

Montana hunter Dan Mock has been a hunter education instructor for three years. He shares these stories of how to be prepared when hunting or hiking in bear country. I love bears, especially when they are in their comfort zone—either paralleling me or heading the…

4 Scouting Tips for Hunting Turkey

Scouting land to hunt turkey this time of year is an important part of the hunting experience for hunters both seasoned and amateur. Diligent and thorough pre-season scouting can lead to better bird location, more game plan options and increased odds of scoring. Here's a…

Respecting Others: The Gift of the Grouse Feather

Montana hunter education instructor Randy Allen has been an instructor for 15 years, and now he always shares this story. He says, "This is something that happened to me and my son last year that I now tell my classes about as a part of…

A Moose, My Son, and Bucks: Lessons from 2015 Hunts

This is a story from Montana Hunter Education instructor Bill Smith. He is a relatively new instructor, having joined in spring 2016, but brings a great deal of enthusiasm to his classroom. This is his story. I became an apprentice Montana Hunter Education Instructor in the…