Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014-2015 BRTU Monthly Program Schedule - Public is welcome

The public is welcome to attend all BRTU meetings. Unless noted, meetings are the 3rd Thursday evening of the month at 7:00 PM at the Hamilton Elks Club, 203 State Street, Hamilton, Mont. A tentative schedule (subject to change) is:
  • October 15, 2014 - Mike Gurnett, MFWP, Helena, MT "Three Men, Three Rivers, and other video treasures from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks archives."
  • November 20, 2014 - Mark Aagenes, Montana Trout Unlimited, Missoula, Montana "The 2015 Montana Legislature: Dangers lurk for our trout and streams."
  • January 15, 2015 - Casey Hackathorn, Trout Unlimited Upper Clark Fork Restoration Coordinator, Missoula, Montana, "Bringing a trout stream back to life."
  • February 19, 2015 - Chris Clancy, MFWP, Hamilton, Montana, "What's happening in the Bitterroot River? A year of surprises."
  • March 19, 2015 - Bruce Farling, Executive Director, Montana Trout Unlimited "A copper mine on the Smith River. What will they think of next?"
  • April 16, 2015 - Seth Jordan, Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation, Bozeman, Montana, "Building resilience and hope for wounded US veterans through trout fishing."
To join or for additional information about Trout Unlimited, go to www.montanatu.org, or contact Greg Chester at (406) 363-0033 or gchester55@aol.com or Ross Rademacher at rossrademacher99@gmail.com. And don’t forget we will be having dinner with the presenters, BRTU members and friends at 5:00 pm at the Spice of Life. Long-time BRTU support Karen Suennen will donate 10% of the proceeds to BRTU.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Three men, three rivers - BRTU October 2014 public meeting

  • What: Bitterroot Trout Unlimited October 2014 program
  • Program title: Three Men, Three Rivers
  • When: Thursday, Oct 16, 2014, 7:00 PM
  • Where: Hamilton Elks Lodge, 203 State St, Hamilton, Montana
  • Speaker: Mike Gurnett, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP)
This program is open to the public, no charge for admission.

The award winning  documentary that chronicles the enduring conservation efforts of Bud Lilly, George Grant and Dan Bailey on the Madison, Big Hole and Yellowstone Rivers. Bud, George and Dan started Trout Unlimited in Montana and the video has wonderful footage of them along with spectacular scenic shots. Dan had already died when the video was made, so his long-time friend Charlie Waterman stood in as his avatar.

MFWP's Mike Gurnett produced and directed this documentary that won the 1993 NY Film Festival Gold Medal for documentaries, the 1993 Outdoor Writers of America film of the year, and other prestigious awards.

Thanks to Mike we will be raffling off 2 copies of the video (DVD format) and the last of the movie posters personally signed by Bud, George, and Charlie. This documentary is fishing history at its finest and you won't want to miss it!

The program will begin at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 16 at the Hamilton Elks Club at 203 State Street. The meeting is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.

And don't forget we will be having dinner with Mike at 5:00 pm at the Spice of Life. Long-time BRTU support Karen Suennen will donate 10% of the proceeds to our club.

For more information, contact BRTU Chapter President Ross Rademacher (monkeykatet@gmail.com) or Greg Chester (gchester55@aol.com)

Painted Rocks Dam Scheduled Inspection Oct. 20 – 21, 2014

DNRCLogoWordsIn order to accommodate a scheduled inspection of the Painted Rocks Dam, outflows will be reduced by 50 percent on Oct. 20, 2014, and will be interrupted for approximately four hours on the morning of Oct. 21. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation thanks you for your patience. For more information, please contact Montana DNRC at (406) 542-5885.