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Carbon Express Arrow Giveaway

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We are teaming up with Carbon Express Arrows to giveaway a dozen of their Maxima Hunter 350s (unfletched and uncut).  These are a killer hunting arrow which we’ve both used with a lot of success.  Here’s the contest rundown.  During Montana’s General Archery season (September 6 – October 19) you’ll have the chance to submit a photo which will enter you into the contest.  The photo must be archery related.  It can be taken from anywhere you please and there is no constraints on the subject matter.  Our only criteria is that it embodies the experience of hunting in some way, whether it’s a horseback ride into camp, an epic sunset, two bulls fighting, or you and a buddy celebrating after a kill.  Be creative and get out there!

To enter simply post it to either Facebook or Instagram as follows:

Facebook – Simply share your photo on our wall with a quality caption of the photo.

Instagram – Post your photo to your account and simply use the hashtags #montanawild and #carbonexpress

***To be eligible you must [LIKE] both Montana Wild’s Facebook and Carbon Express’ Facebook***

We will pick a winner sometime the week of 19th-25th of October and announce it both on Facebook and Instagram.  We will be giving away some Montana Wild gear for some of the quality runner ups.

Photo Examples:

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-Zack

Speedgoatin’

Well the calendar keeps rolling forward and Montana’s General Archery opener is quickly approaching.  This past week we were able to get the time off to go brush up our archery skills by chasing around some of the elusive antelope.  Conditions started off with temps in the upper 70s and low 80s but deteriorated quickly by the time mid-week hit.  The last 4 days of our hunt saw rain for the most of every day.  Quality gear was a must this year as the rain can quickly put you back in the truck if your not prepared.  After getting some real good stalks in early we decided to go meet up with our good friend Branden VanDyken who is the co-owner over at BeTheDecoy.  We quickly got started with him as Travis was able to lay down a nice goat our first day out as a crew of three.  I was able to get one down on the last day after a long and stressful day prior spent in a constant downpour.  Life is total chaos right now trying to get ready for elk/deer so I’ll leave you with some photos from the hunt.

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This is what it looks like when the 3 bucks you just stalked in their beds pop up and don’t give you a shot at 30 yards.

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The sun sets on Day 1.

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Zack hunts smart before hunting hard on Day 3. Being able to wake up and pull out the spotter is the nice part about living out of your truck.

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Travis uses some natural barriers to get to 30 yards before slipping an arrow through this bedded buck’s chest.

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Travis with his 2014 Montana antelope.

 

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The guys packing out Travis’ goat. Not much weight when it’s split in half.

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Looking for the “Hundred Dollar” buck in the pouring rain.

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Tony being a turd and forcing us to bump him out of the wheat.

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The final stalk. The antelope was bedded below the rock and Zack was able to slip down the hill using the rock as cover. After getting to the rock it was an easy 20 yard downhill shot that ended our day with the 2nd tag being filled.

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Zack with his 2014 speedgoat.

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The final pack out and the lightest we’ll have all year.

If you have never bowhunted antelope I’d highly encourage it.  When we set out on Day 1 I told Travis that I didn’t feel very deadly.  I hadn’t hunted in months and it was awesome to get back out and start hunting again with the bow in hand.  By the end of the trip we definitely felt ready to tackle just about anything we could encounter come elk and deer season.  Good luck to everyone this year!  And thanks to the companies we work with that make some of the best gear out there – Vortex OpticsBear ArcheryMystery RanchSitka GearYETI Coolers -FHF GearDanner BootsTrophy Taker -

-Zack

YETI Coolers – SCOUTING SEASON blog post

Recently I headed into the badlands of Montana to scout new land for large velvet bulls. September is right around the corner and I was itching to get my eyes on some elk. Below is a video summary of my scouting adventure.

 

For the full story on the trip, go to: http://yeticoolers.com/pages/blog/scouting-season/

 

-Travis

New Hat Now Available

The BULLY TRUCKER is now available at: www.montana-wild.com/store! The hat is available in four colorways.  We also have all colors of the ELK RIDGE SNAPBACK in stock!

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“Show Your Wild Side” Contest

About three months ago we started selling Montana Wild Apparel and we can’t say thanks enough for the strong support.  Travis and myself do a majority of the promoting for the apparel and to be honest everyone is probably sick of constantly seeing the same two faces repping our gear.  We want to see a little diversity.  With that in mind we decided to run a contest.  You get a chance to win some killer gear and swag.  We get to see you out repping Montana Wild Apparel and we’ll be able to throw some new faces into the mix for promotion.  I’d like to think of it as a win-win for everyone.

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THE CONTEST

We want you to go take a photo or video (30 seconds or less) of you doing something awesome with some of our gear on.  It could be a photo of that fatty brown you slayed, your first archery elk, you shotgunning beers at a Griz game, or a Montana Wild sticker on the back of your truck with a wolf in the truck bed.  There’s really no restrictions here but outdoor themed imagery (especially hunting/fishing) will carry a little extra weight for the final pick.  Get creative and make sure something Montana Wild related is in the photo or video.

ENTERING THE CONTEST

  • Facebook – To enter through Facebook simply share your photo or video on the Montana Wild Facebook wall.  Quality captions will help your submission.
  • Instagram – To enter through Instagram you’ll need to use the hashtag #montanawild and also tag us (@montanawild) in your photo/video description.  Note that videos on Instagram are limited to 15 seconds.  If you don’t use both tags then you won’t be eligible and we won’t be able to find you photo/video.  Again awesome captions/hashtags help your submission.
  • ***Limit 5 entries per person***

CONTEST DATES AND JUDGING

-Begins August 3rd, 2014

-Ends December 10th, 2014

On December 10th we’ll go through the submissions and pick the Top 8 which will be posted to our Facebook page on December 12th.  From there voting will take place from the 12th through the 19th.  Each submission will be judged on a points method.  For every [LIKE] or [SHARE] you get on your photo you will receive 1 point.  During the week of voting we will comment on your photo with a score out of 200 points.  This is our way of distributing some extra points to the contestants that we think had a killer submission.  This helps it from becoming a total popularity contest.  It is social media so the more friends you get to go [LIKE] it the better your chances of winning.  It’s social media, it’s not always fair.

THE PRIZES

  • 1st Place

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  • 2nd Place
    • One killer piece of hunting or fishing gear.  Looking like this might be an Orvis Guide Sling.
    • (1) 18″x24″ canvas print of one of our photos.  You choose the image.
    • (2) pieces of Montana Wild Gear of your choice

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  • 3rd Place
    • (3) pieces of Montana Wild Gear of your choice
    • A badass sticker pack

***These prizes may expand as the contest grows.  All the Top 8 Finalists will receive some type of prize.

 

PHOTO/VIDEO INSPIRATION

Below is a short video we put together to give you a little kick start for you video guys.

 

And some photos that we have shot this year that would fit this contest nicely.  Definitely get creative and bold.  Remember the photos/videos must contain some sort of Montana Wild apparel and/or sticker to qualify.  These can easily be topped folks so go get it!

 

 

-Zack