Friday, October 14, 2011

October 20 for the BRTU general meeting, Become an Outdoor Woman

Did you get this postcard in the mail? You should have. Please join us October 20 for the BRTU general meeting.

The meeting will feature Liz Lodman presenting a talk on “How to Lure Women Outdoors- Montana’s Becoming an Outdoor Woman Program. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm at the Hamilton Elks Lodge, 203 State St in Hamilton. The meeting is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.

Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) is a nationwide program and the one that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks operates is known as one of the best in country. According to the MFWP BOW website (, “Montana's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program has been providing women the opportunity to learn outdoor skills since 1994. BOW helps break down barriers that might prevent women from fishing, hunting, or pursuing other outdoor activities.” BOW holds workshops around the state to encourage women of all ages to learn about and to participate in fishing, hunting, canoeing, etc.

Liz Lodman manages BOW for the state of Montana and will present a great overview of the program with a special emphasis on fishing. Plan to attend and to encourage your friends to come learn about this program.

And, don't forget! We will be having dinner with Liz at Spice of Life at 5:00 pm before the meeting. Long-time TU supporter Karen Suennen will be donating 10% of the proceeds to our club. So come join us for dinner.

For more information, contact or (363-3485)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A photo review of 2011 Bitterroot Trout Unlimited Banquet in September

This post has five albums from the 2011 Bitterroot Chapter of Trout Unlimited Banquet. If you did attend, you will enjoy looking through the photos and remembering the fun. If you didn't attend, you will see all the fun, amazing auction items and great people you missed.

1. A few well deserved awards were given out at the 2011 Bitterroot Chapter of Trout Unlimited Banquet

2. Photos of Bitterroot Buggers - the wildly successful kids club - at the banquet. Great group of kids and volunteers who make this program as active as it is. Thank you to all!

3. Action at the Auction - photos during the live auction

4. Raffle and Auction Items at the 2011 Bitterroot Chapter of Trout Unlimited Banquet

5. People and more people - photos taken at the banquet of people attending and mingling

See BRTU photos:

Friday, October 7, 2011

2011-2012 Program Schedule for the Bitterroot Chapter Trout Unlimited

Here is an exciting line-up of programs put on by Bitterroot Trout Unlimited. Click the links to read more about the topics. The public is welcome to attend all Bitterroot TU program meetings.

TWO programs are scheduled this fall, four are scheduled for this winter and early spring.

Unless noted, meetings are the third Thursday evening of the month, at 7:00 PM at the Hamilton Elks Club, located at 203 Bedford St in Hamilton. A tentative schedule (subject to change) is:
  • October 20, 2011 – Liz Lodman, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, “Becoming an Outdoor Woman.” Visit to read more about the program sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • November 17, 2011 – Pat Byorth, TU Western Water Project, "Challenges to Restoration of Instream Flows for Montana's Renowned Trout Fisheries." Click Wild Trout VIII for a PDF document with more information about the project.
  • January 19, 2012 – Mike Jakober, Bitterroot National Forest, “Fish and Fires” Travis Horton, Native Fish Coordinator, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • February 16, 2012 – Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Company, “Fishing Northwestern Montana – The Kootenai and the Yaak.”Read more about Tim Linehan at Visit Montana - Linehan Outfitting Company.
  • March 15, 2012 – Kris Kumlien, Montana Troutfitters, “Secrets of the Madison.” Read more about Kris Kumlien at Montana Troutfitters
  • April 19, 2012 – Todd Koel, Yellowstone National Park, “Fisheries and Fishing in Yellowstone National Park.” Read more about YNP and fishing at Yellowstone National Park - fishing and fisheries science
To join or for additional information about Trout Unlimited, go to, or contact or contact Greg Chester, 363-0033,, or Marshall Bloom 363-3485,

All are invited to join the speakers and BRTU members at Spice of Life in Hamilton at 5:00 PM before the meeting. Long-time TU supporter Karen Suennen, owner of Spice of Life, will be donating 10% of the proceeds to BRTU. Come on down and join the fun!
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