Thoughts on the Bridger Raptor Festival

Rehab Swainson's Hawk from the Montana Raptor Conservation Center

Rehab Swainson’s Hawk from the Montana Raptor Conservation Center

It has been a week plus since I give a couple of presentation at the Bridger Raptor Festival, which is held appropriately at the Bridger Bowl ski area outside of Bozeman, MT. The festival was widely attended with setting a record for the Saturday activities. I know that I had the best audiences that have attended any of my ramblings. This year’s topic was the impact and reasoning behind the record Snowy Owl numbers last winter.

This is a wonderful event with dozens of exhibitors and presentations. You can spend a few hours pursues the exhibits while the kids get their owl or hawk face paintings. Why do kids love that paint on their chubby little faces? Back to the point, the Raptor Festival continues to grow each year, and I hope to see you there next year.

Crowds gather for the live raptor presentation from the Yellowstone Association

Crowds gather for the live raptor presentation from the Yellowstone Association

Hiking up towards the ridge...and the raptors

Hiking up towards the ridge…and the raptors

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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