Terry Wickstrom Outdoors Hour 1: 5/13/17

Gene Baker joins the show to discuss optics and finding the best rangefinder for the type of recreation you will be doing. Price options & features of various rangefinders are covered, and Gene eases prospective hunters' minds when it comes to frustration with lighting. Good options for beginners, as well as the best options for archery are highlighted. Gene gives perspective on the difference in Leupold & Vortex, and says to research features & modes they like online first, and then stop in to one of the Sportsman's Warehouse locations near you. Amy Seglund joins Terry to say Montrose is lucky to have all that alpine habitat, and highlights the elusive Ptarmigan, the bird that turns totally white in the winter & brown in the summer. Hunting opportunities are discussed, high-elevation hiking, and the Pika that make the calls in the rocks. Also, the endemic brown-capped rosy finch & using calls to find the cryptic Ptarmigan that mold into their background so Montrose can mark, count & list them. Mary Beth Etheridge joins the show to talk about Cheyenne Mountain State Park & the hiking and biking trails available, as well as camping, tent & picnic sites to reserve. Mary Beth also mentions the static & 3D archery range, and the grasslands & forest for wildlife watching. Mary Beth says the park recently had two bobcat sightings, and is a great place for a variety of birds. Also, Colorado Public Lands Day, learning how to fish & shoot a bow and arrow, as well as mystery hikes with binoculars & bird I.D. books. Mark Kite joins Terry to talk about SUN Power Sports Spring Open House event, and the dice-roll game to win an ATV, Harley Davidson Motorcycle, or just plain cold hard cash. Free food and drinks are available, and Terry tells Mark he's excited to check out the burgers & brats.

Published: Saturday, May 13, 2017   |   Runtime: 40:42