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Camping in Western Montana

You’ve still got plenty of time left this year to pack your camper or tent and hit the road for a few days of peace and quiet. The west side of Montana has some beautiful places to set up camp, and each of these spots sees travelers arrive well into autumn.     1. Finley Point State Park You’ll find Finley Point State Park on the south side of Flathead Lake. It’s nestled in a secluded Ponderosa pine forest, so you’ll feel like you’re far from civilization. There are 16 RV campsites, two primitive walk-in campsites and plenty of places to pitch a tent. The campground also has a marina with boat slips available, vault toilets, a day use picnic...

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Bow Hunting Tips

EARLY SEASON BOW HUNTING TIPS Aside from making sure that you are knowledgeable with your bow, there are several tips that can not only help you connect on a buck during the early season, but that can help you create a great hunt as your progress throughout the entire season. All-Season Trail Cam Corner Covering By hunting highly defined daily deer travel patterns, you can place your trail cams on the borders and corners of your land, to insure that you can identify not only every buck that enters or exits your land, but exactly where every buck enters or exits your land and why. Sound-proofing Your Access, Gear and Stand Locations A great way to answer if you are being quiet enough, is by...

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Answers to Montana Fly Fishing Questions

As we head into the summer season when things really get cranking and most of you venture to Montana, we thought it might be helpful to answer some of fly fishing’s most important questions. What gear should I improve immediately? A good rod is essential, and a good line on a functional reel is important as well, but the answer may be surprising: get a better pair of waders. If you get an excellent, top-of-the-line pair of breathable waders, you’ll be more comfortable wherever and whenever you fish, no matter the conditions. How do I get the best drift with a dry fly? A good pair of waders also allows the angler to wade confidently, and to better position himself...

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Firework Safety

We here at Big Sky Canvas care about your safety this 4th of July. Below are a few tips to keep you, your family and friends safe while celebrating. Firework and Sparklers Safety More than 50,000 fires are begun by fireworks every year. Take the appropriate safety measures when operating fireworks. Never take apart or try to make your own fireworks Only light fireworks on the ground and in areas that are dry and fire resilient. Don’t attempt to light multiple devices at the same time. Never allow young children to handle fireworks or sparklers alone. Always keep a transportable fire extinguisher close by. Also keep a water hose or buckets of water nearby to put out fires. Don’t point...

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Boating Safety

We here at Big Sky Canvas care about our customers safety while out on the water. Here are a few tips to keep you, your family and friends safe.  Always wear a right-sized, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.According to the U.S coast card in 2016 life jackets could've saved the lives of over 80 percent of boating fatality victims. Defend against propeller strikes. Make sure all passengers are accounted for before starting the engine and wear your emergency cut-off switch at all times. Carry safety gear on board. On top of life jackets for all, stock a wide-ranging first-aid kit, a tool kit, a horn or whistle, flares and a fire extinguisher at Don’t boat under the influence (BUI). According to the USCG, alcohol plays a...

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