Posted: Oct 8, 2012 7:21 AM by Dan Cimmino - KPAX Sports
Updated: Oct 8, 2012 7:39 AM
MISSOULA- The change in air may mean getting ready for winter, but for certain outdoorsmen, it also means it's time to dust off the old hunting equipment.
The Western Montana Fish and Game Association opened up its Deer Creek Shooting Center to the public for a sight-in day on Sunday that's intended for hunters to get tuned up and checked out prior to the opening of the big game season.
Most of the enthusiasts we talked with said it's all about getting outdoors and enjoying what nature has to offer.
"Just getting out it he woods, just getting out there with family, friends, just spending that time together. That's probably the most important thing for me, [and] if I harvest an animal, it's just icing on the cake for me," Bill Barraugh, on the WMF&GA Board of Directors explained.
"The first one I got with a rifle, the first one I got with a bow is probably the same thing as scoring that game-winning touchdown. I mean, you've got a real good feeling about yourself," he concluded.
Open rifle season opens here in Montana in less than two weeks.