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Celebrate our public lands through live storytelling at second annual Tales from the Backcountry




Storytelling is an act ingrained in our human makeup. This compulsive desire to tell stories includes our hunting and angling experiences. Whether it’s chasing a trophy bull elk, harvesting your first upland bird, encountering a bear on the hunt, or landing the trout of a lifetime, these memories live on in our stories as we share them with family and friends. 

For many of us in Montana and across the West, public lands serve as center stage for these outdoors experiences. Given the increasing threats public lands face, it’s important now more than ever, that we share these stories, our public lands stories.

Fermentana is proud to present the second annual Tales from the Backcountry: Celebrating Our Public Lands. Join the Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and special guest speakers and outdoors professionals for a live storytelling pint night March 1. Jason Matzinger, Ryan Callaghan, Land Tawney, Rachel VandeVoort, Sarah Keller and Elliott Woods will share stories of hunting and fishing on public lands at the Ballroom of the Emerson Center for Arts & Culture in Bozeman.

Doors open at 6p.m. and the event starts at 7p.m. sharp. Beer from MAP Brewing Co. will be on tap and similar to last year, attendees will have the opportunity to win some new gear in a giveaway of BHA swag, as well as items donated by sponsor outdoors companies like Schnee’s Montana, Kimber, First Lite, Extreme Performance Archery, Timbers Trails and more. 

Tickets are currently available at the following Bozeman retailers: Schnee’s Montana, Extreme Performance Archery and Rivers Edge West Fly Shop in Four Corners. Tickets can also be purchased online at

Event organizer Jesse Bussard recommends that interested parties purchase tickets sooner rather than later.“If last year’s attendance is any indication, this event will probably sell out,” she said.

More information about the event and the speakers who will be sharing stories can be found at

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