Crusin’ …Its Route 66 and the Sunset Strip. It’s small-town USA – Main Street on Saturday night. Cruisin’ is a coolness, an attitude, a swagger that comes from looking sharp and feeing your best. Cruisin’ is being in your prime, Primetime! Bull moose are the “big boys” of the deer family, and if any animal can go out Cruisin’. These guys pack the horsepower to do the job up right. All summer they’ve been hanging out, pouring as much energy into growing their impressive antlers as a cow moose expends nursing her calf. In the fall, the bulls gather to strut their stuff. A year ago this gang watched the parade from the shadows, waiting their turn. Tonight, the bulls are tuned up, fueled, polished and shined. The trio’s revved up, “Cruisin’ The Creek” lookin’ to impress, drivin’ down the center lane of a wildlands highway.
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For as long as folktales are remembered, as long as legends survive, travelers will know the landmark ridge along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front as “Old Man of the Hills.” Here the grizzly transitions between the rugged dark-timbers of wilderness and the ranchland beginnings of the Great Plains. It is a place so rich in plant and animal diversity; it is often called North America’s Serengeti. A landscape where change comes only from the elements—wind, rain, fire, and ice. A Montana jewel that remains uncut because ranchers, public-and private-land managers, and conservation groups stepped forward and wanted it so. Here on the Boone and Crockett Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch, Larry Zabel, internationally renowned artist and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Foundation board member, captures the experience of inhabiting the heart of what is good and right with wild country in his spectacular 30×51 painting “Old Man of the Hills.” Through the sale of the original painting and limited edition prints, Zabel’s work signifies the first piece of the “Foundation Collection” created to put dollars on the ground for the conservation of our natural and cultural heritage so the spirit of the old man of the hills will survive to walk by the shoulder of the grizzly.
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Jessica Zemsky created this beautiful painting entitled “Look, But Don’t Touch” for the enjoyment of all. She said “I loved making this painting. It’s about so many things I really care about.” Jessica’s love of life and children shines through this touching work of art.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Foundation is proud to be a major supporter of the rehabilitation facility at the Montana Wildlife Complex. This facility and its staff provide exceptional care for orphaned and injured animals, while delivering the important message “Let wild animals be wild”.
We are asking you to give your heartfelt commitment and be our partner to complete the Montana Wildlife Complex – help us build a future for all of Nature’s children.
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Although the elk catch his eye, the homesteader methodically continues his work. Winter is closing in and there’s a barn to raise. It will take time before he comes to measure his wealth by the richness of the Montana landscape. The herd bull, too, is momentarily distracted, checking the smell of the draft horse and watching the movement of the homesteader. He hears the challenging bugle of a distant bull and dutifully returns to his harem. Then, near the turn of the century, the pioneer stopped working for a moment to take in the landscape, and there was a ghostly stillness. Somehow, during his watch, the elk vanished. With a vengeance he banded together with miners and merchants to bring back the animals and vowed to never let them disappear again. Montana is a vast landscape of differing traditions that mix to form a uniquely Western way of life. Montana is also a small neighborhood formed from closely tied values of community and wildness. A very special place that cannot survive without neighbors keeping an eye out for each other.
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