Renowned public land hunters and anglers to share tales at live storytelling event
Bozeman, MT - Public lands will take center stage through the stories of hunters and anglers at the 3rd Annual Tales from the Backcountry on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 in Bozeman, Montana. A benefit event for the Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, this unique live storytelling festival brings together sportsmen and women from across Montana and abroad to hear tales of public lands hunting and fishing adventures.
“Storytelling is ingrained in humanity’s makeup, and is a practice common throughout cultures and traditions across the globe,” says Jesse Bussard of Fermentana, co-organizers of the event. “For hunters and anglers, specifically, it provides a unique medium for reliving the outdoors experience, while sharing those insights with others. Whether it’s the mountain goat hunt of a lifetime, the stalk and fish of an elusive wild Cutthroat trout, or a first-timer’s upland bird hunting experience, these stories hold special meaning and learning for us all.”
The 2018 Tales from the Backcountry “Our Stories, Our Public Lands” theme will incorporate stories that embody each hunter and angler’s unique relationship with public lands and waters. Among the speakers to grace the stage, will be the following:
Hank Shaw, award-winning author of Hunt, Gather, Cook, Buck, Buck, Moose and newly-released Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail
Randy Newberg, host of Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg and HuntTalk Radio
Hank Patterson, self-proclaimed world renowned fly fishing expert and guide
Alexis Bonogofsky, founding member of Artemis Sportswomen
Brian Barney, adventure bowhunter and host of the Eastman’s Elevated podcast
Nicole Qualtieri, Social Media and Online Advocacy Coordinator for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Rachel Vandevoort, Director of Montana’s Office of Outdoor Recreation and a 2017 storyteller, will return as Master of Ceremonies for 2018’s Tales from the Backcountry.
For the second consecutive year, the event will be held at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture with live storytelling taking place in the Crawford Theater. As in previous years, attendees will have the opportunity to win outdoors gear and prizes provided by sponsors such as Kimber Firearms, Orvis, Sitka Gear, First Lite, Simms Fishing Products, and more, as well as many local businesses. In 2018, the event has expanded to include these sponsors in an outdoors brand trade show, happening in the Emerson Ballroom before the event.
Doors open and the trade show begins at 6PM with live storytelling starting at 7PM sharp. Beer from local Montana breweries and wine will be available for purchase during the event. Find more information about the speakers, as well as complete event details, at https://www.backcountryhunters.org/tales or on Facebook.