Category: Montana

Horsemanship

As a student of horsemanship, I discovered several years ago while working with a Ranch buyer from California, who is also an avid horseman, that he was unaware that there is a strong culture of Vaquero horsemanship here in Montana.  As Vaquero horsemanship evolved from Spain to Mexico to the Southwest of the US and…

Free Plant and Insect Diagnostics at MSU

Free Plant and Insect Pest diagnostics at Schutter Lab, Montana State University College of Agriculture in Bozeman.  Whether you live in town or are an Ag Producer, this service is for you. If you need help identifying a pesky weed, strange insect, or why your tree is dying, Schutter Lab offers free testing and identification to the Montana Residents….

2017 Hunting Permit Dates

Don’t forget season application dates and it’s time to purchase a 2017 fishing licences! Regulation Type Approximate Date for Posting Regulations Online* Bison February 15 Black Bear February 15 Deer/Elk/Antelope (DEA) March 4 Fishing February 14 Furbearer August 16 Moose/Mountain Goat/Bighorn Sheep (MSG) March 6 Mountain Lion June 21 Turkey February 13 Upland Game Bird…

The Bitterroot Stockgrowers Association Ag Expo

The Bitterroot Stockgrowers Association Ag Expo in Hamilton, MT was a great success over two full days with the expo hall full of tractors. ATVs, agricultural vendors, classes and workshops. The event ended with a dinner attended by over 450 people and the recognition of Stevensville resident Rob Johnson with The Lifetime Achievement in Ag…

Finding your Montana

To some people, Montana means Big Sky or one of the other resorts in the state; to others it is a small city like Bozeman or a wide spot in the road such as Ringling, but often it is the land and the characteristics of it that draws people to a location. The outdoor recreation…

Montana’s Wild Places

BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS “The Bob” is the fifth largest wilderness in the lower 48 and home to some of the wildest back country in the country.   Almost 2,000 miles of trails, traveled only on foot or by stock carefully lace their way through spectacular rock formations, such as the Chinese wall, which averages 1,000 vertical…

Save the date of January 23rd, for an educational resource on grazing riparian areas and monitoring grazing in Montana

The January 23rd Ennis Range School brings respected leaders to present on helpful topics and tools for Southwest Montana Ranchers. This half day event includes a range of subjects and lunch at the Madison Valley Baptist Church. Agenda 10:00 AM Welcome, Introductions 10:10 AM Dr. Jeff Mosley: Collaborative Conservation in Montana Ranching 11:15 AM Dr….

Streamlining Montana Water Rights Transfers

When marketing farms, ranches or recreational offerings, the first question a savvy buyer should ask is, “Are there water rights associated with the property?” This can make a break a deal if you need water to produce a crop or if you are purchasing a property that has springs or a viable fishery that relies…

This Hunting Season: Help to control the spread of Noxious Weeds

Be sure to add washing your vehicle and ATV to your to-do list this hunting season. When you hunt on private or public lands it is always a good practice to wash the under carriage to avoid the spread of noxious weeds. Always use good judgement and stay on designated trails to help avoid damage…