The Bowhunting Montana Podcast

The Bowhunting Montana Podcast

Bowhunting is a journey, not a destination. While we all start that journey from different places and with different perspectives, we all strive to grow and make bowhunting better for generations to come. The Bowhunting Montana Podcast is for listeners who want to be more informed about bowhunting in Montana; whether it’s strategically, technically, or legislatively. Follow along and grow with us as we tackle controversial topics, complex legislative and conservation issues, technical skills and strategies that affect the future of bowhunting in Montana.

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March 23, 2021 73 min

Welcome to Episode 033 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  In this episode we are introduced to new TBM Board member @rjw623. Jamie talks about what got him involved with @tradbowmt and talks about his experience becoming a traditional archer. We also discuss some upcoming events as well as how fun it was watching some young guys chase squirrels all over the woods.

 

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Welcome to Episode 032 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  Can this legislative session be over? It seems that the legislators are saving the big hits for the second half of the session. HB 505 was recently introduced by house leader Wylie Galt. In short this bill gives away our prized elk herd to large landowners that can then turn around and sell those elk to anyone willing to cough up $10k. HB 505 doesn’t solve the “problem” it ...

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March 1, 2021 14 min

Welcome to legislative update #06 for the 2021 Montana Legislature. Here are the bills and drafts covered in this update..

  • SB 111 - The Crossbow bill
  • SB 143 - Outfitter welfare
  • SB 256- Revise hunter harassment laws - good bill, this addresses illegally blocked gates/roads as hunter harassment
  • HB 241 - Revise Hunting laws related to tribal boundaries 
  • HB 242 - Establish a muzzleloader heritage hunt season
  • HB 353 - Authorize replacement h...
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    Welcome to Episode 031 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  As much as there is going on with a horrendous Montana legislative session we felt the need to take a break and talk about fun stuff (and a not so fun trip back from Texas). Mark recently shot a large tom mountain lion and the lion cane with a little bit of jewelry, give this episode a listen to find out more.  After learning about Marks cat, Dane walks us through his recen...

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    February 8, 2021 8 min

    Welcome to legislative update #05 for the 2021 Montana Legislature. Here are the bills and drafts covered in this update..

  • SB 111 - The Crossbow bill 
  • SB 143 - Undoes I161 that eliminated guaranteed outfitter tags,
  • HB 241 - Revise Hunting laws related to tribal boundaries,
  • HB 242 - Establish a muzzleloader heritage hunt season,
  • LC1914 -Revise constitutional language regarding harvest heritage 
  • LC3208 - Provide for lifetime hunting licen...
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    Welcome to Episode 030 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  We recap the TBM Winter Virtual Meeting, talk about our mountain lion hunting exploits including Paul getting his first cat! After that we discuss our efforts in Helena and how things are shaken out so far #bowhuntmt

     

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    Paul Kemper (@paul_kemper)

    Dane Rider (@dane.rider)



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    February 1, 2021 8 min

    Welcome to legislative update #04 for the 2021 Montana Legislature. Here are the bills and drafts covered in this update..

  • SB 111 - The Crossbow bill
  • SB 62 - Revise unlawful possession laws
  • SB 115 - Establish Acquisitions regarding land board consideration
  • SB 143 - Undoes I161 that eliminated guaranteed outfitter tags
  • HB 120 - Revising laws related to bonus points 
  • HB 202 - Make certain special hunting licenses once-in-a-lifetime harves...
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    Legislative Update 03: Crossbow Bill Update and more

     

    Welcome to legislative update #02 for the 2021 Montana Legislature. Here are the bills and drafts covered in this update..

  • SB 111 - The Crossbow bill - Please take action on this!
  • SB 62 - Revise unlawful possession laws, a good anti-poaching bill
  • HB 120 - Revising laws related to bonus points - may be of interest to those that are buying points for young ones
  • HB 202 - Make certain...
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    Welcome to Episode 029 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  This episode starts off with the introduction of a new co-host Mark Schwomeyer. Mark begrudgingly agreed to help us out and co-host when possible and we couldn’t be happier! Tim Roberts, the President of the TBM also joined us and the four of us discussed the upcoming (and now existing) crossbow bill in the 2021 Montana Legislative Session. We discuss the various aspects of...

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    Welcome to legislative update #02 for the 2021 Montana Legislature. Here are the bills and drafts covered in this update..

  • SB 111 - The Crossbow bill - Please take action on this!
  • SB 62 - Revise unlawful possession laws, a good anti-poaching bill
  • SB 2 - Clarify the dissemination of fish and wildlife related information - a good fair chase bill
  • HB 120 - Revising laws related to bonus points - may be of interest to those that are buying...
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    Welcome to the first legislative update for the 2021 Montana Legislature. This brief update is really an introduction to the legislative resources available through the legislature website. These updates will look at bills that fall under the “Fish & Wildlife” and “State Lands” categories of bills and will mostly focus on introduced bills, with exceptions for draft bills that have language available much like LC0713 “the crossb...

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    Welcome to Episode 028 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  This is the first episode of Season 2! We are excited to get back to airwaves after a challenging and rewarding Montana hunting season. Now in the off season  the dirty work gets started. The Montana 2021 Legislative season kicks off this week and us hunters will have our work cut out for us, before we dive into those important topics take a moment to catch up with Paul and...

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    Welcome to Episode 027 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  In this episode Paul had an opportunity to pull away from the Lewistown Bowhunters Association Bonanza Shoot to talk about the upcoming season with one of our favorite Montana bowyers, Coltin Hurst. The guys have a brief discussion about arrows, tuning, shot process and the upcoming hunting season. #bowhuntmt



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    July 30, 2020 75 min

    Welcome to Episode 026 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  In this episode Paul and Dane take a moment to recap the busy, almost non-existent summer and how being busy has led to the necessity to E-Scout. E-Scouting takes many forms, Dane focuses more on the different technologies available for e-scouting while Paul talks about his strategies for utilizing those technologies. #bowhuntmt



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    Welcome to Episode 025 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast! The Voice of Bowhunting in Montana. In this episode Paul and Dane finally got the opportunity to sit down with a new guest. Sam Lungren, the fishing editor at The MeatEater, is also an accomplished bow hunter and journalist. Sam takes the time to walk us through the Great American Outdoors Act, the importance of contacting your legislators right now and how this historic leg...

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    June 30, 2020 63 min
    Episode 024: We’re Still Here

     

    Welcome to Episode 024 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  In this episode Paul and Dane take the time to discuss plans for the upcoming season and what they are doing to prepare. We recap a couple of archery shoots we have attended as well.  #bowhuntmt



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    Paul Kemper (@paul_kemper)

    Dane Rider (@dane.rider)

    Austin Rogers (@au...

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    Episode 023: North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

     

    Welcome to Episode 023 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  In this episode Austin, Paul and Dane take the time to examine the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and how it has played out in Montana. It is no mistake that we have such great hunting opportunities in Montana and of the course of the past 125 years specific policies, actions and ethics have played ...

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    Welcome to Episode 022 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  In this episode Austin, Paul and Dane finally sat in the same room for some discussion about some upcoming important dates. While it may seem boring, the upcoming Montana primary election, general election and legislative session have a tremendous effect on bowhunting in Montana. The process all begins on June 2nd with the primary election and concludes in April of 2021 wit...

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    Welcome to Episode 021 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  In this episode Paul & Dane rehash the excitement of the previous weekends turkey hunt in Eastern Montana and then are joined by Austin to discuss a question by a listener. We explore at a high level how to get started in archery, both compound and traditional and then take a deeper dive into the nuances of picking your first traditional bow. #bowhuntmt



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    April 7, 2020 72 min

    Welcome to Episode 020 of the Bowhunting Montana Podcast!  Unfortunately for this episode we had to return to the world of remote recording. Austin joins Dane and Paul from Billings and we chat about a variety of topics including turkey broadheads, stone points, Austins T.P. hoard and much more. Enjoy this short episode, if anything it will distract you while you are socially distant. #bowhuntmt



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