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After much thought and deep concerns for the satiety for everyone, we the board have made the decision to cancel the MBA 2020 Convention. The board will be making arrangements on how to proceed with the auction items and other donations. Anyone who has already purchased their banquet tickets and made room reservations will need to call Fairmont to cancel their room reservations. We will be in touch with those who purchased banquet tickets to make arrangements for a refund. Claudia will be in touch for those arrangements. Everyone will receive their election ballots in the mail that will have to be returned to our Helena address in the envelope we provide. As your president I am deeply sorry for this cancellation of the 2020 banquet. The Billings crew put a lot of hard work in putting it together. I will have updates as we organize our thoughts. SO VERY SORRY for this bad news.

Montana Bowhunters Association Teen Bowhunter Camp

When: June 20-23
Where: Stevensville, Montana

Camp Fee: $200 per attendee
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2019

Registration packets available by calling:

Beckie Doyle: 406-531-4060
Marlon Clapham: 406-777-2408

Goals:

  1. Bowhunting is AWESOME! Have Fun!
  2. Promote positive Landowner/Hunter Relations. Block Management and private property laws, regulations, and ethics.
  3. Ownership and responsibilities with your Hunting Camp, Set-up/take-down, food prep, Leave No Trace, Be Bear Aware.
  4. Responsible Bowhunting and Bow Safety and the importance of proper equipment, practice, practice, practice.
  5. Know your prey, Scouting, habitat use and animal behavior.
  6. Woodsmanship and survival water safety, fire building, shelters, basic first aid, maps
  7. Advanced tree stand setup
  8. Promote MBA Membership and Partnerships
  9. Animal Harvest and Retrieval Blood Trailing, field dressing, Proper meat care.

Attendees

Attendees must be age 14-17 at time of registration and have completed Hunters Ed and Bowhunters Ed. Attendees must have their own archery hunting equipment at camp.

Teen Bowhunter Camp Vision

To provide an experiential adventure engaging Montana Teens in the outdoors while sharing information and experiences to help them be great stewards for the Sportmen’s community to be successful Bowhunters.

Hunting Camp

Hunting camp has many varied tradition, expectations and responsibilities. Our goal is to simulate the Hunting Camp experience from beginning to end. The attendees will be responsible to set-up/take down their provided lodging, prepare their meals as teams and do needed cleanup and camp chores.

They will get to scout for their intended quarry, practice shot placement, and learn calling techniques among other skills and lessens. Each team will go on a simulated hunt for one of Montana’s wild game animals and retrieve the harvest back to camp. This is a physically active camp and the attendees and their guides will be in the wild outdoors.