Conner Montana

Conner Montana is located near the junction of the West Fork and East Forks of the Bitterroot River on Conner Cutoff Road between Hwy 93 and Hwy 473. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the abundance of wildlife and outdoor recreation opportunities that the surrounding mountains and nearby rivers and lakes have to offer.

The Conner Grocery and Deli offer convenient essentials and refreshments for a quick bite or to stock up for a trip to Painted Rocks lake or fly fishing float down the Bitterroot river. Adult beverages and a relaxing atmosphere are found in the Two Rivers Bar and Casino.

It is not uncommon to see herds of elk, white tail and mule deer in the surrounding fields or hillsides. The scenic beauty of Trapper Peak and the Bitterroot Mountains is spectacular to both the eye and the heart. 

On your next trip through the Bitterroots, take the time to stop and visit.

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Region 3 Seeks Applicants for Citizens Advisory Committee

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:02:36 GMT

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking applicants to fill several volunteer positions on the Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC). FWP is interested in selecting members from a pool of candidates who represent a variety of interests and communities within the region. Terms will begin in 2017.

Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors 9.23.16

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:17:51 +0000

Bozeman Fishing Gallatin-366cfs-Because of the cooler weather the fish have moved into shallower softer water. The main fly right now is a medium sized Rubberlegs pattern. The dry fly fishing is pretty technical with pseudo baetis but mohoganys and October caddis have been spotted. Another week of this weather and they should start to hatch.... View Article


World’s Oldest Fish Hooks Discovered

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:11:39 +0000

On a small island between Japan and Taiwan is where researchers have discovered what is thought to be world’s oldest fishhooks.  The hooks are 23,000 years old and were found in a cave on Okinawa Island.  The hooks were used to catch eels and parrotfish and were made out of sea snail shells.  Prior fish... View Article


Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors 9.23.16

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:05:41 +0000

Hunting:  Archery season is here.  Archery for Antelope is open with General season opening on October 8th. Archery for Deer or Elk is also open and General opens on October 22nd. Grouse, Fall Turkey, and Partridge season opened, as well.  Pheasant season is still a couple weeks out and will open on October 8th.  Duck... View Article


Everything HUNTING During the Hunters Breakfast LIVE Today!

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:45:09 +0000

Tune into Hunter’s Breakfast with the Captain for the latest in fishing reports for Western and Central Montana this Friday morning from 8-9am on KGVO 1290am/101.5fm in Missoula. You can also listen online at http://newstalkkgvo.com/listen-live/popup/. The show is broadcast live from Paradise Falls on the” Banks of Brooks” in Missoula, with Bill Brown from Bob Ward’s Sports... View Article


15 Year-Old Hunter Sticks Huge 7×7 Bull!

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:00:12 +0000

Hunter Davis is a 15 year old from Bonner, Montana. On Tuesday Hunter was was hunting by himself. His dad Sean was only a phone call away. Hunter was doing some stalking and let out a bugle and got a couple responses. Hunter then called again a bull came off the mountain and crossed the... View Article


Entire Yellowstone River to Reopen Friday

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:08:19 +0000

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will reopen the last closed segment of the Yellowstone River south of Livingston to all uses Friday. The segment set to reopen – a 17.2 mile reach from Emigrant Fishing Access Site to Pine Creek Fishing Access Site – was hardest hit by the fish kill primarily affecting the river’s... View Article


Gun Safety Course in Missoula Coming up In October

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:28:13 +0000

If you or know anyone that wants to take a gun safety course to be qualified for a concealed weapons permit, here is your chance.  Gary Marbut will be teaching a class on October 15th from 9 am to 4 pm and will focus on safe handling, storage and use of handguns suitable for personal... View Article


Yellowstone River Fish Kill Fact Sheet - Updated Sept. 22, 2016

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:16:00 GMT

Up to date information regarding the Yellowstone River fish kill, monitoring efforts, and river closure.

Yellowstone River Fish Kill Fact Sheet - Updated Sept. 22, 2016

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:16:00 GMT

Up to date information regarding the Yellowstone River fish kill, monitoring efforts, and river closure.

Record Season: Brett French Radio Show Preview

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:00:05 +0000

If you didn’t get your elk last year here’s another reason to feel bad: More elk were harvested in Montana in the 2015 season than at any time since detailed records have been kept, according to data provided by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. FWP has been keeping more detailed reports for the last three... View Article


Solo Hunting Works for Some Hunters: Captain’s Column 9.22.16

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:45:07 +0000

When it comes to spending time hunting and fishing in the great Montana outdoors some folks like to be accompanied by a partner to enjoy the adventure with them. For me fishing is enjoyable with or without a partner but I would rather hunt with someone than go it alone. That is especially true when... View Article


More developments in sage grouse conservation

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:19:13 +0000

from the TRCP   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, more than 100 hunting, fishing, and wildlife-related businesses are asking lawmakers to block attempts to undo collaborative conservation efforts that benefit the greater sage grouse. As representatives of a $646-billion outdoor recreation industry that depends on sportsmen having access to healthy fish and wildlife habitat, business owners... View Article


Settlement reached for oil spill

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:16:11 +0000

WASHINGTON— The Departments of Justice and the Interior joined with the state of Montana today to announce a proposed settlement with ExxonMobil Pipeline Company to resolve claims stemming from the July 2011 oil spill into the Yellowstone River.   ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay $12 million in natural resource damages to the federal... View Article


BIGHORN SHEEP SEASON TO CLOSE IN HD 501

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:14:04 +0000

By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 501 as described in the current Moose, Sheep and Goat regulations legal descriptions shall be closed to hunting of ALL bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Friday, September 23, 2016. The order halting the hunt came after the pre-established harvest quota for... View Article


Bighorn Sheep Season To Close In HD 501

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:42:06 GMT

By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, hunting district 501 as described in the current Moose, Sheep and Goat regulations legal descriptions shall be closed to hunting of ALL bighorn sheep, effective one-half hour after sunset on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Boat Access Unlikely at Canyon Ferry Ponds for Waterfowl Opener

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:19:03 GMT

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is alerting hunters to low water levels in Ponds 2, 3, and 4 on the Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area for the youth waterfowl season (Sept. 24-25) and for the general waterfowl opener on October 1.

Potential World Record Elk Here in Montana

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:53:56 +0000

Did you hear about the potential WORLD RECORD typical elk taken by a Montana hunter??  What a beast he is…the elk.  If you’re wondering what the status is and want more information on the animal, here is info from AmmoLand: Missoula, MT – The Boone and Crockett Club and Pope & Young Club confirm the... View Article


Eastern Montana Fishing Report for the Week of 9.19.16

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:40:35 +0000

Report compiled by Carol Henckel The changes into fall weather means fishermen should stay aware. The weather and water levels can change drastically. Enjoy yourself but remember alcohol alters your judgment. So use it sparingly while enjoying the outdoors. Keep an eye on the weather as conditions such as temperature, wind and precipitation can change... View Article


A New World Record May Be Now Held By Montana Archer

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:50:19 +0000

An elk with a Boone and Crockett green score 429-6/8 and 448-4/8 gross was taken in Montana already this archery season.  The hunter prefers to remain anonymous, but once he took the bull to a taxidermist they decided it was time to call an experienced official to measure the monster Bull.  The Boone and Crocket Club... View Article


TIP-MONT works 24-7 to stop poachers

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Montana's outdoor crime-stopper help line, TIP-MONT, has a new online option to report poachers and other hunting-season violators.

Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunts to open

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:28:00 GMT

Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25.

Holter Trout Fishing Is HOT, HOT, HOT!!

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:00:44 +0000

The fall trout bite is on at Holter Reservoir. The Captain and Brandon Jackson from Alaska went out Monday and caught up a storm. It was great the moment they started fishing at10am till the time they quit. They caught and released close to 40 trout and also kept their limit. Most of the trout... View Article


Boat Ramp at Varney FAS to Close Temporarily

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:43:52 GMT

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is alerting the public to the temporary closure of the boat ramp at Varney Bridge Fishing Access Site south of Ennis on the Madison River for construction. The closure will go into effect Wednesday, Sept. 21 and remain in place until about Oct. 12 when it is estimated the project will be completed.

FWP Lifts Restrictions on Another Section of the Big Hole

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:34:04 GMT

Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is lifting the fishing closure on the Big Hole River from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks’ Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site.

Region One FWP Citizen Advisory Committee Meets on September 21

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:27:42 GMT

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Region One Citizen Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 21, with presentations beginning at 6:30 p.m.at FWP Headquarters in Kalispell. At the meeting committee members will hear updates from FWP managers, and pass along advice on current issues. The FWP Region One Citizen Advisory Committee is a volunteer group that meets several times per year to advise FWP on programs and activities

GoPro’s Latest Product “Karma” Could be an Awesome Tool For Scouting, Hunting and Fishing

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:36:26 +0000

GoPro has announced their latest product and it looks to be pretty amazing and affordable at that.  With all of the drones coming out, Karma looks to be very user friendly, durable and ready to hit the back country.  Whether you are scouting a heard or just trying to get a lay of the land,... View Article


Awesome Montana Bull DOWN!

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:00:08 +0000

Another Montana hunting success story!  Here is a nice bull harvested by Grant Lambrecht of Helena this past weekend: Called this guy in to 11 yards, spooked him, and shot him at 46. He dropped on the spot! Now for the fun part… the pack out!  According to Grant’s Facebook posts, the bull scored a whopping 331 1/8... View Article


Californians Outraged Over Trump Sons Killing Endangered Triceratops

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:45:20 +0000

You may have seen this around the world wide web, but if not, take a look at the kind of people we have voting to protect our rights, our freedom AND who are also voting for the person who will be in charge of making decisions about our military and veterans…among other things.  It’s embarrassing to... View Article


Decision Notice Released for Cold Jim Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:54:57 +0000

BIGFORK, MT –SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 – The Swan Lake Ranger District, Flathead National Forest, has released the Decision Notice and finding of no significant impact for the Cold Jim Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project.  The Cold Jim Project is located approximately 3 miles northwest of the community of Condon, MT.  The project area is... View Article


Hunting to close in unit 510

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:52:45 +0000

The hunting of all black bears in Bear Management Unit 510, in portions of Bighorn, Carbon and Yellowstone Counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The order halting the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota for the district has... View Article


All Black Bear Hunting To Close In Bear Management Unit 510

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:02:00 GMT

The hunting of all black bears in Bear Management Unit 510, in portions of Bighorn, Carbon and Yellowstone Counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

What are you afraid of?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:29:52 GMT

People and their phobias. While walking the other day with a friend in a newly mown field – a backyard really – a slender eastern racer snake probably two feet long crossed in front of us.

Important upcoming dates

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:28:00 GMT

Important dates for Montana's upcoming hunting seasons.

Important upcoming dates

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:28:00 GMT

Important dates for Montana's upcoming hunting seasons.

TIP-MONT works 24-7 to stop poachers

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:27:00 GMT

Montana's outdoor crime-stopper help line, TIP-MONT, has a new online option to report poachers and other hunting-season violators.

TIP-MONT works 24-7 to stop poachers

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:27:00 GMT

Montana's outdoor crime-stopper help line, TIP-MONT, has a new online option to report poachers and other hunting-season violators.

Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunts to open

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:25:05 GMT

Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25.

Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunts to open

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:25:05 GMT

Montana's young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25.

Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 9.19.16

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:17:40 +0000

Canyon Ferry:  Rainbow trout anglers are having success using cowbells, tipped with a worm, in 10 to 30 feet of water. Shore fishing for rainbows has been slow, but the bite can pick up this time of year using worms or spoons at the Silos, Confederate Bay, and Duck Creek Bay.  Walleye fishing has been... View Article


Is Drone Fishing Cheating?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:26:15 +0000

It seems like drones are taking over these days.  From drone racing, to warfare to package delivery, now fishing.  Do you consider drone fishing cheating?  We don’t do a lot of ocean fishing in Montana, but the ability to see the schools of fish from a drone make fishing a lot easier.  Check out the... View Article


Here We Go Again!!! (by Montana Grant)

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:00:01 +0000

I knew that Fall was near the other day when an acorn hit me in the head. The leaves are turning color and the days are growing shorter. Something inside a hunter awakens with changing seasons. Our senses signal our minds, body, and spirit to fulfill our hunter and gatherer roll once again. Hunting is... View Article


Whitetail Deer Facts You Might Not Know…

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:45:27 +0000

For the whitetail hunters out there, how much do you actually know about the deer you’re chasing?  Here are some whitey facts from Big Game Logic for ya: A deer can detect the odors and scents several hundred yards away.  A deer licks it’s nose to help keep it moist.  The moist nose allows scent partials... View Article


Hunter Education Class Scheduled For Ronan

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:19:08 GMT

A Hunter Education Class is scheduled for Ronan at the Westland Seed Shooting Range classroom from Tuesday September 27-Friday, September 30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The address is: 36272 Round Butte Road, Ronan, MT, 59864. The field course is Saturday October 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to be lifted at Medicine Rocks State Park

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:39:00 GMT

MILES CITY – Effective Friday, September 16 at 10 midnight, campfires and smoking are no longer banned at Medicine Rocks State Park in Carter County, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Two FWP Region 7 employees part of Governor’s Award

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:53:00 GMT

John Ensign, Region 7 wildlife manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Miles City, and Caleb Bollman, Region 7 fish biologist in Miles City, have received a Governor’s Award for their work with FWP’s ’15 & Forward Planning Team.

Fire restrictions lifted at FWP properties in four counties

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:59:00 GMT

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has rescinded restrictions on campfires and smoking at its fishing access sites in Bighorn, Yellowstone, Stillwater and Carbon counties.

Fish and Wildlife Commission supports legislation to broaden funding

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:11:00 GMT

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has thrown their support behind federal legislation introduced this summer that would provide a significant boost in funding to fish and wildlife conservation in Montana.

Fishing Restrictions to be Lifted Sunday 9/11 on Jefferson River

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:17:36 GMT

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the fishing restrictions on the Jefferson River effective Sunday.

Hunter Education classes in Colstrip, Glendive

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:48:00 GMT

Hunter Education classes will be available in both Colstrip and Glendive this month.