What will happen if the Mo falls under a Hoot-Owl restriction?
If the weather, the water conditions, and the direction/protection of Montana’s resources require Fish, Wildlife, and Parks to enable a Hoot-Owl restriction we will…
Respect and adhere to the decisions of science.
If the Hoot-Owl restrictions are enabled for a 2pm closure we will operate the guide trips from 6am til 2pm. We have been on this program for a couple weeks already. Shop hours may shift to opening @ 530am in the next couple days.
It is important for all of us to be on the front end of this. We attacked the Covid-19 restrictions last year head on and we intend to do the same on this issue. Fish health, the health of the river, is imperative for you, us, and all.
No pics rule. Fish will remain in the water. Take mental snap shots. They truly do last longer.
We are discussing further how we will proceed in the next summer weeks and months. We will keep you informed here on your Missouri River information source.
Headhunters respects the decisions of the FWP scientists. Headhunters will be proactive in respecting the resource.
- Fish during the coolest times of day, where permitted.
- Land the fish quickly.
- Keep the fish in water as much as possible.
- Remove the hook gently. Using artificial lures with single and barbless hooks can make hook removal faster and easier.
- Let the fish recover before releasing it.
Thanks. Enjoy your 4th of July Weekend. Be safe.