FishingPanfishing in the PanhandleLooking at a map of the Idaho Panhandle reveals an angler's paradise, where smaller lakes teem with a cornucopia of panfish species. First to freeze in winter, these little lakes form the frosty backbone of the region's ice fisheries.Read More
HuntingPlanning Successful Out of State HuntsHunting in my home state is fantastic, but there are opportunities in out of state hunts that I began to explore a few years ago. Here's what I learned...Read More
#n40life, Ranch LifeNorth 40 Ranch Rodeo: Kids 100% FREEWhat's new with North 40 Outfitter's Ranch Rodeo at the Great Falls Expo Park? Well, kids 10 and under (when accompanied by an adult, of course) can get in free.Read More
FishingWinter Bass FishingLike every other angler, I was getting a little antsy to get out on the water! I launched out of Ellisport Bay with a determination to catch some bass.Read More
HuntingHow to choose binoculars?Looking for the right pair of binoculars? We asked our Sporting Goods Manager, Rob Patton, to explain how to choose binoculars. Rob begins by stating, “Not all glass is created equally."Read More
Home & GardenDIY: Antler Jewelry HangerI may not be a hunter, but I do love the natural beauty of antlers. They may be simple, but they have a natural grace to them that attracts the eye, which is why I was hoping to use them in a pet project of mine.Read More
#n40life, Farm & RanchAnderson Experiment: Wrapping up a Year of ZoetisThis is the final installment in the Anderson Experiment. We've spent a year trying to convince Vic Andersen to use Zoetis products over generics for his cattle operation on the Smith River in Montana. The premium price tag on Zoetis Dectomax usually kept Vic using generic products, but we got him on board last year, and the results?Read More
#n40life, Home & Garden, Pet & AnimalDIY: Bird Seed OrnamentsWith our DIY Bird Seed Ornaments, you can create easy outside ornaments that will both look great and attract a few extra friends to your holiday celebrations.Read More
#n40life, FishingHard Water (Ice Fishing) SeasonAs ice begins to form in early winter, the buzz of anticipation begins. Hard water fans rejoice when the mercury drops. Ice allows shore bound angler’s free reign over some very productive waters.Read More
Pet & AnimalThe North 40 Chickadee Check-offWinter bird watching and bird feeding is one way to brighten up the winter. One of my favorite winter birds is the chickadee.Read More
#n40life, FishingQuick Tips: Fall Bass FishingFall is a very busy time of year for anyone who loves the outdoors. Hunting is taking up everyone’s time. I find a lot of people saying that they haven’t had time to fish because they’ve been too busy hunting, myself included. The sad thing is that fishermen are missing out on a great opportunity to fish for bass.Read More
#n40lifeHow to Protect your Family, Farm or RanchDo you have an estate plan established for your farm or ranch? When planning for the future of your family, farm or ranch, you need the best guidance possible. That’s why North 40 Outfitters is hosting an Estate Planning Series for Farmers and Ranchers interested in securing their lifestyle and passion for future generations. Read More
#n40life, Home & GardenDIY: Burlap Treat Bags for HalloweenAutumn brings sweater weather, colorful leaves, and one of my favorite holidays -- Halloween. I love the magic and fantasy that comes with the holiday, and most of all, I love the candy!
With this DIY from North 40 Outfitters, you can combine all your favorite Halloween or autumn themes into a cute (or spooky) DIY treat bag. All you need is burlap and a few simple materials to get started.Read More
Fishing, OutdoorFishing the Hanford ReachDuring the months of September to the middle of October we have a very awesome fishery down at the Hanford Reach area. It's time to do some back trolling!Read More
#n40life, Home & GardenDIY Tutorial: How To Make A Horseshoe DreamcatcherThanks to the beautiful designs and unique history behind them, dreamcatchers have always been a popular craft. Colorful feathers and intricate designs are the hallmark of these pieces, making them a great gift for the home.Read More
#n40life, Home & GardenNew Trees: Getting Off To A Good StartWhen it comes to new trees, it’s crucial that they are off to a good start, especially for those first couple years of growing. Most of that good start comes from how you plant the tree in the first place.Read More
#n40life, Pet & Animal, Ranch LifeChaos Before the Fair: A 4-H StoryTwo weeks. That is the amount of time that has gone by since our kids showed at the local fair... you'll never believe what's happened with Krista and her family on their journey to the fair. Read More
Farm to Table, Home & GardenNo Dirt, No Problem: Straw bale Gardening 2.0I’ve successfully killed half of what I planted and learned some really good lessons along the way. Here’s a quick break down.Read More
#n40life, Chicken, Equine, Farm & Ranch, Livestock, Ranch LifeWhich Electric Fencing Setup is for You?When looking to set up an electrical fence, you need to ask yourself 3 questions.
1.) Is your fence permanent or temporary?
2.) What animals are you targeting?
3.) How big is the space you're fencing?
After you answer those... then real work begins. Read More
#n40life, Farm & RanchThe Anderson Experiment: Dectomax & ZoetisThis is the second installment of our Dectomax & Zoetis experiment we are conducting on a Montana ranch. Is it worth spending $300 dollars more on medications and vaccines? Find out here.Read More
#n40life, Chicken, Farm to Table, Pet & AnimalIt’s Time for N40 Coops 2.0N40 Coops is an annual event where we get to showcase amazing coops and passionate people from all over the Northwest. The call for entries for is now over.Read More
Fishing, OutdoorChinook: How to Increase Your Catch RateI have learned a few little tips and tricks to help you become successful for chinook salmon. To begin, let’s talk Brad's Super Baits.Read More
ApparelLadies: How to Choose Your Lightweight Hiking BootsSo, you’re on the hunt for the perfect pair of lightweight hiking boots for those beginning hikes. Ladies, let us help.Read More
#n40life, BackpackingHow to Wash a Sleeping BagYou’ll know it’s time to wash your sleeping bag a couple ways, one of those is the scent test. Scent Test: This one isn’t scientific. If you’ve been falling into your bed in the same clothes you hiked/climbed/fished/rode in, chances are you’ve packed in bacteria and debris that will cause that camp smell.Read More