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Forestry Days celebration returns to Fort Missoula

Posted at 9:59 AM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 11:59:43-04

MISSOULA – Forestry Days celebrated its 23rd year over the weekend at Fort Missoula.

The event was started as an educational opportunity for the University of Montana’s Woodsman team back in 1996.

People from all over the country took part in ax throwing, wood chopping, log rolling, and pole climbing.

Pro, collegiate and amateur logging teams all competed to see who can work the fastest.

Professionals also held workshops to show forestry students tricks of the trade.

There were also tractors, mining and panning displays for those looking to try something new.

Forestry Interpretive Area Chairman Scott Kuehn has been helping organize the day since the very beginning.

“A lot of the events were started during the logging camp years ago, and the equipment’s progressed a little bit but, you know, it’s keeping the old art alive,” Kuehn said.

He told MTN News that the event keeps students excited about the work they do.