Regulations and E•Scouting Explained

Join us on March 29th. Venery’s all female crew is hosting Regulations and E-Scouting Explained. While you’re enjoying wild game appetizers, we’ll explain MT licenses, permits, and the new regulations, plus offer an E-scouting tutorial. This is a class for women to ask questions about MT FWP’s big game regulations and application process.


New to hunting? We’ll help you navigate the 2022 regulations.

Interested in applying for Special Limited Licenses and Permits? We’ll guide you through the permit request process and help you apply for the tags you want, just in time for the Deer and Elk application deadline on April 1.

Plus, we’ll hear about the $4 Block Management donation program from State Representative Marilyn Marler.

Want to know “where you stand?” Sarah Allen will walk us through using online maps to learn an area and to find likely hunting spots.

Regulations and E-Scouting Explained will:

  • Help you determine a hunting strategy that is right for you
  • Boost your knowledge of how the Montana permit process works
  • Answer questions about e-scouting and online maps
  • Connect you with other like-minded women

Special guests:
Rep. Marilyn Marler, Montana State Legislature (HD90)
Sarah Allen, E-Scouting Mastermind

Want to learn more about hunting?

Check out for Venery’s upcoming Turkey Tactics skills class and Turkey Camp.

We are currently planning more hunting, scouting, and camping events, not to mention we will also have workshops to practice our rifle readiness together.

All skill levels welcome!

Spring Events

Wow, January went by so quickly and before you know it deer season will be here. So, before we get distracted by talking about deer hunting, here’s what we have going on in the next couple of months.

We are a group of women teaching womxn the hunting skills they need to harvest local, organic, sustainable meat. We host skills clinics and hunting camps throughout the year.

Here are a few Spring events and classes to mark on your calendar:

Free Events:

February 22, 5:30p – 7:30p  Hunter Happy Hour at Dram Shop Central (near the mall at 2700 Paxson St, Missoula). Come and get to know us, ask us questions, and meet like-minded people.

March 7, 8, 14 ,15 – 6p-9p   Womxn’s Hunter’s Education Class –free (Missoula FWP office 3201 Spurgin Road) This in-person class is free however, registration with FWP is required https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/177655
MT Fish Wildlife and Parks requires Hunter’s Education certificate if you were born after 1/1/1985. 

Registration is OPEN

April 9,  9-11a  Turkey Tactics Saturday 

This in-person class is an introduction to Spring Turkey Hunting in partnership with Artemis Sportswomen and National Wild Turkey Federation. We’ll discuss scouting, habitat, biology, and behavior, followed by a calling demo and practice, then discuss gun safety and specifically talk about shotguns with a chance to shoot and pattern them. Register Here

April 12, 6-8p Turkey Tactics Tuesday

This in-person class is an introduction to Spring Turkey Hunting in partnership with Artemis Sportswomen and National Wild Turkey Federation. We’ll discuss scouting, habitat, biology, and behavior, followed by a calling demo and practice, then discuss gun safety and specifically talk about shotguns with a chance to shoot and pattern them. Register Here

Save the Dates:

May 6-8, 6p Thursday – 12p Sunday Weekend Turkey Camp

This Womxn’s Turkey Camp will connect you with mentors, putting your Turkey Tactics skills to use as you pursue wild turkeys in western Montana. Turkey Camp is an opportunity for womxn from all over the country to come together, share stories, learn from each other, and form new friendships. (fee and registration required)

November 11-13,  Womxn’s Weekend Deer Camp, Montana

This is a rifle hunt weekend on public lands and Block Management Access with opportunities for whitetail and mule deer. This Womxn’s Weekend is not a guided hunt. It is not guaranteed success. It is, however, guaranteed fun. (fee and registration required)

We hope you’ll join us. Veneryᵀᴹ  is a hunting community where all are welcome. We are women, LGBTQ+ individuals, other marginalized genders, and People of Color, we have a variety of ages and abilities. 

Train to Hunt & RevoMT

Train to Hunt

We have under 90 days until general deer/elk season!

How are your quads feeling about hiking in the woods and hauling that deer out? We want to help you have a good hunting season by helping you get ready for it.

Train to succeed. Training for the hunt should reflect the hunt. That’s why Venery is partnering with RevoMT to launch a 6 week Hunt Prep Class and Program.

RevoMT Hunt Prep Course

6 WEEKS of two classes per week
HANDS-ON COACHING and programming
CUSTOMIZED to prepare you to perform in the back country
AEROBIC DEVELOPMENT to be done on the mountain or in the gym to ensure you stay alert and capable no matter the conditions

We have a class/program ready to launch to prepare for hunt season specifically, improving overall fitness and work capacity so that the Montana hunter can go further, maintain high energy levels, and stay resilient and composed in any situation. The design is two strength classes a week, and a written aerobic work program (mostly rucking/hiking with other stuff done in our classes) to do additional days of the week. Because smoke season is approaching, we are going to open up the option to hunt prep attendees to pop into some of our conditioning classes during the week for aerobic work in case the smoke gets bad in the following weeks.

Classes run August 13th-September 24th – Limited space available to ensure quality coaching. Mention Venery when you contact Mike@RevoMT.com to sign up and join us as we Become Stronger and Go Further!

Where to Start . . . permits

Interested in hunting, but don’t know where to start? Join Venery and our friends from Artemis Sportswomen for an introduction to the permit process – we’ll sort through the regulations together and help answer your questions – no experience necessary!

WHAT: Permit Potluck Party
(Bring hot soup, stew, dish to share. Venery will provide sides and dessert)

WHEN: March 12, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

WHERE: Missoula Public Library – Large Meeting Room

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Sighting In

Getting to know your gun is the most  important skill for new hunters. Knowing your gun means taking responsibility for your equipment and being familiar with your range as a shooter. Knowing your gun means safe hunting and ethical kill shots.

I recently got a new scope for my 7mm08. It was a birthday present from my dad for my 40th birthday. Taking up hunting changes your gift requests. I spent a couple of hours at the range sighting it in and getting comfortable behind it.

To start, I took out the bolt and looked down the bore. I moved the gun around until I could see the target through the barrel. Then I shot. Then I adjusted the scope for elevation (up/down) and windage (left/right). Then I shot again.

In the picture below, you can see me slowly walk it in to the bulls-eye. My first 2 shots were in the 6 ring.  You can use math to get to the center more quickly, but I’ve always been an experiential learner…

target

Next step, take it to the 200 yard range and zero it in for antelope hunting!

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