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Schnee’s Powder Horn Outfitters Pre-Season Hunting Event

Hunting season is almost here in Montana and Schnee’s & Schnee’s Powder Horn Outfitters have everything that you need to prepare for success this season.  Visit us online or stop by our Bozeman retail stores to get setup with the finest in outdoor footwear, clothing, gear and accessories.

Beginning Thursday August 25th, Schnee’s Powder Horn Outfitters in historic downtown Bozeman will be kicking off a 4-Day Pre-Hunting Season Event. The excitement starts Thursday night with a fun filled evening of elk calling with World Champion elk caller and TV Personality Chad Schearer. Chad will be passing along his knowledge and time-honed skills in-store from 6:30-8 PM for this family friendly event. Chad will be sharing tips and fist hand experience to help make calling a more successful part of your hunt, you do not want to miss this event! During this event Schnee’s will be offering some exclusive in-store specials on all of their premium outdoor footwear with plenty of Schnee’s expert boot-fitters on hand to answer questions and properly fit you into your next hunting boot!

Chad Schearer with a Montana Mule Deer

Aside from being a licensed Montana Outfitter & Guide, multi-award winning elk caller and hosting his popular television show Shoot Straight with Chad Schearer with his family on The Sportsman’s Channel, Chad is also a highly sought after outdoor speaker and lecturer. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from the best during this exclusive workshop brought to you by Chad Schearer and Schnee’s.

On Friday and Saturday, Sitka Gear Tech Rep Ron Thomas will be in-store to answer questions and offer his extensive hunting clothing product knowledge. Sitka Gear is the leading innovator in technical outdoor hunting apparel and gear and all of their fine products are available in-store and online at www.schnees.com. Saturday will also bring local Bozemanite Mark Matheny (founder of UDAP) to the Powder Horn to talk with customers about Bear Safety and answer questions about UDAP’s full-line of Pepper Power defense sprays.

Don’t miss this exciting 4-day event! Stop by and visit us at the Powder Horn for exclusive in-store specials, prize drawings and more! We hope to see you there!

They’re coming…

March in Montana, looking for some green sprouts

Been a tough winter, but Spring is coming...

With the month of March drawing to a close, we’re seeing more deer and elk emerge seemingly daily.  We have had a pretty tough winter in Montana this year, and we will be hoping winter kill figures are not too severe.  On the other hand, our snowpack is good and water levels should be too, which in general is positive for our fish and wildlife populations.  Here are a few elk in winter range, the snowy photo and the herd bedded are the same herd in basically the same spot on the same day, snow fall in the morning and mostly burned off by the evening.

Nice to see a pretty respectable population in this area again this spring, as wolves have just recently arrived in this particular region and, as we all know, they will begin to take their toll on this herd, as with any, if the wolves are not properly managed.

Planning the Game with Sitka Athletes Mark Seacat and Jeff Simpson

When the talk turns to hunting whitetails, Montana is probably not the first state that comes to mind for prime whitetail habitat or notable whitetail hunters. Although Montana does boast large numbers of whitetail deer and some incredible habitat to hunt them, the state is definitely more known for the excellent elk and mule deer hunting.

 Tune in below to watch noted Montana elk hunter and Sitka Athlete Mark Seacat pickup a few pointers from whitetail authority and TV Personality Jeff Simpson. Jeff and Mark will be teaming up this fall on some exciting whitetail hunts!

 

Be sure to visit us as www.schnees.com and check out all of the best clothing, footwear and gear to help make your whitetail season a comfortable and successful one. The latest whitetail inspired clothing from Sitka in the all-new GORE® OPTIFADE™ Big Game Forest is moving fast as is the incredible selection of women’s camouflage from Prois. Schnee’s also carries the finest hunting boots available to keep you warm and comfortable during those long sits in the stand or box-blind.

GORE® OPTIFADE™ Big Game Forest: The Science of Nothing

Sitka Mountain Gear and W.L. Gore & Associates have teamed up again to expand the Sitka Gear clothing lineup as well as introduce a brand new camouflage pattern designed primarily for the tree stand hunter. New for this year, Sitka has introduced three lines of clothing designed with the serious Whitetail Deer hunter in mind and available exclusively in the new GORE® OPTIFADE™ Big Game Forest pattern.  The Stratus, Downpour and Incinerator Series of big game hunting coats and pants are designed to help keep you comfortable and in the stand longer regardless of what Mother Nature throws your way. Sitka will also offer the new OPTIFADE™ Forest pattern in other popular Sitka series such as the Core and 90% line.  

GORE® OPTIFADE™ Big Game Forest utilizes technology similar to the tried and true OPTIFADE™ Big Game Open Country but focuses more on micro-patterning to increase the effectiveness of the camouflage pattern at closer distances. The technology behind this pattern helps to disrupt the shape of the human body in vertical applications as well as blend in with the forest canopy above helping you to literally disappear within your surroundings. Watch the video below to learn more about how the technology and design of this pattern works!

Sitka has taken this new pattern and matched it with a line-up of clothing designed to maximize comfort and concealment in the woods.  By utilizing technical fabrics such as GORE-TEX® and GORE® WINDSTOPPER® and combining them with premium insulating materials like 100% Natural Goose Down and PrimaLoft®, Sitka Gear’s new line will keep you in the stand hunting comfortably in virtually any conditions. All of the outwear pieces in the Stratus, Downpour and Incinerator series also feature a lightly brushed exterior fabric to reduce noise.

To learn more about the Sitka Mountain Gear and GORE® OPTIFADE™ Big Game Forest and to see all of the great new items, visit us at www.schnees.com or call us at 1-800-922-1562 and place your order today!

Schnee’s Brings You The Best in Hunting Footwear and Apparel For 2010!

With the fall hunting season approaching fast, Schnee’s has what you need to get prepared for the upcoming season. Whether you are looking for a new hunting jacket or the best hunting boots available, Schnee’s has all of the greatest new clothing and equipment available from Sitka, Prois, Schnee’s, Badlands and more!

Whitetail hunters need to check out the new line of clothing and accessories by Sitka Gear designed specifically with the treestand hunter in mind. Featuring the all new GORE® OPTIFADE™ Big Game Forest pattern and consisting of the Stratus, Downpour and Incinerator Series, Sitka has optimized this new line for the savvy stand hunter. Sitka has also extended the new Forest camouflage pattern to many of their existing items including the Core and Traverse base layers, ascent packs and the ever popular Sitka 90% Jacket and Pant.

Elk hunters should really enjoy Sitka’s newly redesigned Jetstream Hunting Jacket. This jacket utilizes GORE™ WINDSTOPPER® soft shell technology for those windy days hiking and glassing in the high country and for 2010 Sitka has added pit zips for increased breathability as well as a hood for additional protection from the elements. Combine the Sitka Jetstream Jacket with the Jetstream Beanie and Gloves, Sitka Ascent pants and the Sitka Flash 32 pack and you are just about ready to hit the mountains in search of that trophy, but don’t forget about your footwear!

Sitka Jetstream Jacket

Tough terrain, heavy packs and long days afield require quality, supportive footwear. Schnee’s has just introduced the new Montana Mountain Boot™ series built specifically with the serious hunter in mind. Consisting of the Granite™, Beartooth™ and Wilderness™ models, this may just be the best collection of elk hunting boots ever made! Crafted in Italy, these boots feature eVent® breathable membranes for 100% waterproof protection. Full-length heavy duty midsoles combined with extra-thick premium leather uppers work together to provide the highest level of support and comfort in difficult terrain.

Schnee's Granite Boot

Schnee’s is also proud to offer a great selection of clothing and accessories for all of the women hunters out there as well. Women who are tired of settling for the baggy, generic fit associated with wearing men’s hunting clothes will be ecstatic when they discover Prois hunting apparel for women. This great collection of quality women’s hunting clothing is designed, cut and built to perform for women by women!

Badlands Packs has added a ladies pack option this year as well with the Kali Pack. This 2500 cubic inch pack has plenty of room for a day on the mountain and features contoured shoulder straps and hip belt for a comfortable fit for women as well as excellent weight distribution.

Badlands Kali Pack

Powder Horn Montana TV is Back! Season II Now Airing!

Season 2 of Powder Horn Montana presented by Leica  is back and airing on The Sportsman Channel. Be sure to tune in for another action packed season bringing you the best in fair chase, western big game hunting from Montana, British Columbia and more!

Jason Matzinger - 2009 Montana Elk

Follow host Jason Matzinger and the PHTV crew this season as they pursue trophy Rocky Mountain Elk, Mountain Goat, Black Bear, Turkey and more.  The action is fast and the incredible up-close and personal footage is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!

Les Hausauer - Alberta Black Bear

This year, Leica and PHTV will also be teaming up with a group of great sponsors to give away a Dream Hunt Package for a fully guided Elk and Mule Deer hunt right here in Montana! The winner and one guest will BOTH experience an elk/deer combo hunt here in beautiful southwest Montana with our host Jason Matzinger. The winner whose name is drawn will also receive a great gear package from Leica Sport Optics, Schnee’s, Sitka and Montana Canvas!

Hosts Jason Matzinger and Jon Edwards with Jon's British Columbia Mt. Goat

If you would like more information on the contest or want to find out how to enter, tune in to Powder Horn Montana airing at 10:30AM MST on Wednesday’s with additional viewings at 5 PM Saturday, 8:30 AM Sunday and 11 PM Sunday!

Sitka Gear GORE® OPTIFADE™ Concealment Big Game Forest Now Available!

New for 2010, Sitka Mountain Gear has expanded their lineup to include a new camouflage pattern as well as many new clothing items designed primarily for the tree stand hunter.  

Sitka Stratus Jacket

 GORE® OPTIFADE™ Big Game Forest utilizes technology similar to the tried and true OPTIFADE™ Big Game Open Country but focuses more on micro-patterning to increase the effectiveness of the camouflage pattern at closer distances. The technology behind this pattern helps to disrupt the shape of the human body as well as blend in with the forest canopy above helping you to literally disappear within your surroundings.

Sitka Bandit Face Mask

 Sitka has taken this new pattern and matched it with a line-up of clothing designed to maximize comfort and concealment in the woods.  By utilizing technical fabrics such as GORE-TEX® and GORE® WINDSTOPPER® and combining them with premium insulating materials like 100% Natural Goose Down and PrimaLoft®, Sitka Gear’s new line will keep you in the stand hunting comfortably in virtually any conditions. All of the outwear pieces also feature a lightly brushed exterior fabric to reduce noise.

Sitka Ascent 8 Waist Pack

 To learn more about the Sitka Mountain Gear and GORE® OPTIFADE™ Big Game Forest and to see all of the great new items, visit us at www.schnees.com or call us at 1-800-922-1562 and place your order today!