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Anglers lured to Flathead Lake in hopes of reeling in big fish, cash Anglers lured to Flathead Lake in hopes of reeling in big fish, cash

Swimming somewhere out in Flathead Lake is a lake trout worth $10,000, just waiting to be caught by a skilled or very lucky angler.  Matter of fact, upwards of $150,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the best or luckiest anglers starting Friday, Sept. 21, during the annual Fall Mack Days tournament. The event is hosted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and sanctioned by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Fall Mack Days continue through the month of October and conclude on Sunday, Nov. 11. Prior to the tournament’s start, more than 6,000-tagged lake trout have been released into the lake, each worth varying cash amounts. Numerous fish were released wor...


Rocky Mountain goat hunting on the Flathead Reservation closed due to low populations Rocky Mountain goat hunting on the Flathead  Reservation closed due to low populations

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe’s Natural Resource Department  FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – The CSKT Tribal Council closed hunting of Rocky Mountain goats on the Flathead Indian Reservation due to low population levels, both in the Mission Mountain Tribal Wildernes...


Fall hunter education class announced Fall hunter education class announced

News from Tom Fieber, lead hunter  education instructor Class for the Polson, Ronan, Pablo, Fall Hunter Education course will start Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Polson Middle School. All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Interested students are required to register online at fwp.mt.gov....


Local craftsman on target Local craftsman on target

Inside a spacious workshop nestled beneath the craggy shadows of the Mission Mountains, a dozen handcrafted archery bows in various stages of production await completion by father-son bowyers Dan and Jared Toelke. Nearly 20 years ago, Dan an avid outdoorsman, turned his passion for archery into a career b...


Public, tribal lands provide hunting and fishing opportunities Public, tribal lands provide hunting and fishing opportunities

According to Dave Bunnell, president of the Mission Valley chapter of Pheasants Forever, public lands are the stage for most hunting and fishing in the Mission Valley. “Ninety percent of hunters in the area spend 100 percent of their time hunting on public lands,” he said.  Hunting an...


Mission Valley hosts busy high school rodeo weekend Mission Valley hosts busy high school rodeo weekend

POLSON – The Montana High School Rodeo Association made a weekend stop in Polson at the Les Baldwin Arena located on the Polson Fairgrounds this past Saturday. More than 50 cowboys and cowgirls from high schools around Northwestern Montana saw competition during the rodeo event hosted by the Mission...


Vikings and Bulldogs tangle in district matchup Vikings and Bulldogs tangle in district matchup

CHARLO –  The Mission Bulldogs and Charlo Vikings football teams may both be playoff bound in late October, but on Friday evening, the big-game feel was already evident as the Bulldogs (2-1) visited the Vikings (2-1) in Charlo. The game ended in the Vikings' favor as they outscored the Bulldogs...


Mission brings cross-country race home Mission brings cross-country race home

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Bulldogs' cross-country team hosted a race for the first time in recent history on Tuesday, Sept. 11. “It was awesome, our first meet was a success,” Bulldog cross-country head coach Chris Eichert said.  Planning for the meet took some time. “Last...


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