Hunting and fishing in Montana is more than just a hobby for a lot of Montanans, it is a way of life. There are a lot of people that rely on hunting and fishing for sustenance. The Backcountry Hunters & Anglers are an organization that is trying to protect this way of Montana. According to their website, their mission reads:

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands, waters, and wildlife.

The Backcountry Hunters & Anglers are putting on their "North American Rendezvous" in Missoula coming up on March 16th through March 18th with an impressive list of events.

  • Field to Table Dinner- Features renowned chef and author Hank Shaw joined by chefs from across North America for a dinner.
  • Backcountry Brew Fest- This will be happening on the evening of St. Patrick's Day in Caras Park downtown Missoula.
  • Wild Game Cookoff- Chapters from the United States and Canada will compete for the coveted "golden bull" trophy
  • Campfire Stories- Saturday March 18th featuring storytellers telling stories about their outdoor travels.
  • Seminars- Field skills, food skills, and conservation and policy seminars will be featured.
  • Panels- Hunting, fishing, and outdoor community experts will be discussing the issues that are facing public lands and waters.
  • Raffles and online auction

This will be the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers largest gathering of the year. You are able to purchase tickets to individual events or entire weekend packages are now available.

You Know You're a Montanan If You Can End These With 'In the Woods'

Here's a fun way to see if you're a "true" Montanan. If you can end any of these phrases with "in the woods" and it applies to you, you might be a Montanan. Enjoy.

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