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A big THANK YOU goes out to all the people who donated their time, talents, products and prizes to support the Montana Bow Hunters annual fund raising convention. We couldn’t do it without our generous volunteers, members, vendors and partners. - If you’re in Bozeman, MT please be sure to stop by Bob Wards and check out the display honoring longtime MBA member and bowhunter Lee Poole. - REMINDER: Mailing Labels Show Your Membership Renewal Date

The Big 5

Written by: Brian Koelzer My sense of excitement mixed with a dash of disbelief slowly gave away to an almost zen state of calm as I watched the massive old brute of a whitetail we’d named “The Big 5” lumber my way. I’d hung the stand I was in the year previous after seeing him get bumped out of his usual willow/swamp grass bedding area and use this funnel as an escape route. Being only the second day, I’d…

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FIVE VALLEYS ARCHERY CLUB SPRING RENDEZVOUS

When: SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 Where: At The Jack on Graves Creek Road, Lolo, Montana REGISTRATION: 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M STAGGERED START SHOOTING FEES: ADULT (18 & older) $15.00 YOUNG ADULT (13- 17) $10.00 YOUTH (9-12) $10.00 COUPLE $25.00 FAMILY $35.00 CUBS (8 & under w/adult) FREE 30 TARGETS Scoring 11-10-8-5 2 Mulligans per shooter – $2.00 ea TROPHIES, MEDALS OR RIBBONS IN ALL CLASSES SCORECARDS IN BY 3:30PM A BBQ lunch will be available- hamburger or cheeseburger…

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FIVE VALLEYS ARCHERY CLUB MAY FLING

When: SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 Where: At Lolo Hot Springs Up Highway 12 REGISTRATION: 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M STAGGERED START SHOOTING FEES: ADULT (18 & older) $15.00 YOUNG ADULT (13- 17) $10.00 YOUTH (9-12) $10.00 COUPLE $25.00 FAMILY $35.00 CUBS (8 & under w/adult) FREE 30 TARGETS Scoring 11-10-8-5 2 Mulligans per shooter – $2.00 ea TROPHIES, MEDALS OR RIBBONS IN ALL CLASSES SCORECARDS IN BY 3:30PM NO ALCOHOL ON COURSE! DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH AT…

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MBA Teen Bowhunter Camp

It’s the middle of August and the air is full of smoke out here in western Montana. The spirits of thirteen young bowhunters couldn’t be any higher. We gathered at the Wetzstone Bridge on the East Fork of the Bitterroot River for the first MBA Teen Bowhunter Camp. After a quick run down from FWP Block Management and sign in at the registration box the campers and their guides headed off on a mile and a half hike into…

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Lewistown Bowhunters Association: Upcoming Events

The Lewistown Bowhunters Association has several events coming up. Their banquet will be March17th at the Trade Center in the Lewistown Fairgrounds. Festivities will begin at noon. The Foul Weather Shoot is at Hanging Tree Archery Range March 18th, registration begins at 8:00am. The Bonanza Shoot is also at the Hanging Tree Archery Range August 11th and 12th and registration will begin at 8:00am.

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MBA-ATV Raffle

To help raise money for 2018 the Montana Bowhunters Association is raffling off a new 2018 Honda ATV Rancher. Tickets are on sale now! Most board members have tickets. This is a limited raffle sale of 1500 tickets. No more will be printed. The tickets are already going fast! We can take cash, check or Debit card. Absolutely no credit cards. In reference to Debit card transactions they must be processed through Jenn Schneider. Her phone number is 406-697-7668….

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Gene Wensel to Speak at 2018 MBA Convention
Gene Wensel Guest Speaker

The Montana Bowhunters Association is proud to announce Gene Wensel as our 2018 MBA Convention keynote speaker. Gene was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania in 1944. He spent his early years in New York, Connecticut and Vermont before he went to college in Indiana. Gene moved to Montana with his wife Donna and their three children in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley near Hamilton, Montana, where he had a chiropractic practice until his retirement from that profession. Now he…

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Youth Conservation Education Expo (RECAP)

Here are a few pictures from the Youth Conservation Education Expo from May 13th. We had around 200 youth and they all came to the MBA booth and shot our bows. Members that showed up to help were Don, Bob, Tim, Jerry, Jacklyn. Beckie, Merri, and Marlon. With out their help this kind of event would not be the success it is. It is a lot of fun helping the youth get their first taste of shooting bows and…

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