In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley became the first acres in the nation to enter the wilderness system at the behest of ordinary citizens. The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influe…
Even old outfitters remember the days we were green. Fortunately for myself, l learned the ropes from one of Montana’s great legends, Tom “Hobnail” Edwards, who along with his wife, Helen, ran the Whitetail Ranch near Ovando for decades.
Cecil Garland was among the first advocates who would push for protection of what became the Scapegoat Wilderness.
LINCOLN — While camped above Ringeye Falls in the 1950s, Cecil Garland pulled an elk reed bugle from his duffel bag and released a call into the September air.