|My curvalicious centerfold in the current issue of "Montana Outdoors"|
Which is funny to me because, for the last 25 years I have been pushing for more attention and research for the so-called "non-game" species. In 1987 I was a green undergraduate in the Wildlife Biology program when the University of Montana changed from quarters to semisters. I wrote a letter to the program director urging the department to use the transition to increase classes in ecology and non-game species, and to reduce the heavy emphasis on deer and elk. I wanted to learn conservation management of all native species, not just produce targets for hunters.
My letter had absolutely zero effect on the program (but the director and I became good hang gliding buddies anyway). I graduated with a non-traditional emphasis in natural history. And now, two and a half decades later, I score one for the animals that are still mostly unseen and unknown. Go team!