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Past Event Recaps

Randy Newberg

Public Land Elk Hunting

Date: Saturday, August 6th 2:00-5:00pm

Recap: Randy discussed the five periods of elk hunting from early season in August, to late season in November and the needs of the elk during each of the five periods. Randy also covered how to make a plan for your hunt depending on the timing and location of the tag. In the planning portion, he discussed e-scouting, migratory versus non-migratory elk, hunting pressure, and he shared some tips for sticking to your plan when you may be tempted to ditch the plan.

Steven Drake

Backcountry Pack Dump

Date: Saturday, July 23rd 1:00-3:00pm

Recap: SITKA Gear ambassador and photographer, Steven Drake discussed all the gear that he takes with him on backcountry hunting trips. Steven covered pack selection, sleep and shelter systems, as well as his food and water system for varying climates and conditions.

Josh Miller

Waterfowl Retriever Training

Date: Saturday, June 4th 1:00-4:00pm

Recap: SITKA Ambassador and owner of River Stone Kennels, Josh Miller, discussed breeding, the foundations of retriever training, advanced training techniques, and building a schedule for training your waterfowl retriever.

Jared Frazier


Date: Thursday, May 12th 5:30-7:00pm

Recap: The Depot will be putting on a Pint Night with the 2% for conservation on Thursday, May 12th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. 2% for Conservation’s Executive Director, Jared Frazier will be discussing local conservation projects, how to get active in conservation, and share a couple of local conservation success stories.


Gray Thornton, President and CEO of Wild Sheep Foundation

Pint night with Wild Sheep Foundation

Date: Saturday, April 28 5:30-7:30pm

Recap: President and CEO of Wild Sheep Foundation, Gray Thornton discussed the history of sheep conservation, conservation tactics, and the future of wild sheep in North America. Gray also mentioned some sheep hunting opportunities here in Montana.

David Halloran

Turkey Calling Tips & Tactics

Date: Saturday, April 2 2-4pm

Recap: Custom turkey call maker and SITKA Gear ambassador, David Halloran discussed tips and tactics for calling turkeys. David covered topics from the foundation of turkey calling, to advanced calling techniques and turkey hunting tactics.





Date: Saturday, March 12 1-3PM

Recap: Product Line Managers, Chris Derrick and Jim Saubier discussed the new Equinox Guard Collection, Equinox Turkey Vest, selecting your turkey hunting system, and how to pattern your shotgun before heading to the field.


John Barklow

Big Game Systems Building

Date: Saturday, February 26th 2-4PM

Recap: Senior Product Line Manager John Barklow discussed building a complete skin-to-shell clothing system for big game hunting. John talked in detail on selecting your clothing for big game hunts by season and geographic location.


Jim saubier

Waterfowl Gear Revive & Repair Seminar

Date: Sunday, January 23 1-4pm

Recap: SITKA Gear product line manager, Jim Saubier discussed gear care, repair, storage, and 3rd party technical treatments for waterfowl gear. Jim covered in detail how to care for your waterfowl gear throughout the hunting season as well as demonstrated in-field and at home repairs to keep your gear in the field.