Today was the upland bird opener in Montana, and for many one of the most anticipated days of the year. Hunting birds over pointing dogs is cultural in North Central Montana. More than just a weekend-warrior activity.
I had the pleasure of spending the day with Missouri River guru and PRO Bird Hunting Guide Michael “Mitch” Kowalski. Mitch was breaking in a new dog – and exercising a couple of veteran pointers – and invited me to tag along.
Though I’ve done a little upland hunting over the years, I’m no authority. If you need any questions answered around the shop, your best resource is Sara. The girls afflicted. She’ll tell you the opening date and the closing date. Everything else you have to figure out yourself. Yes, that includes where to go.
If you are interested in some world class guided upland hunting with Mitch, contact our buddies at PRO Outfitters.
Those interested in discovering places to hunt upland birds in Montana can check out the Montana FWP Block Management Program, which is a combined effort between private land-owners and FWP to provide hunting access on private land.