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MAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

2019 Youth Conservation & Education Expo
Saturday 5/11 10am - 3pm

Join MPG at the Teller Wildlife Refuge for the 2019 Youth Conservation and Education Expo. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Native Plant Walk
Tuesday 5/21 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 5/22 10am - 2pm

Join MPG for a guided plant tour of the ranch. The tour will be led by a staff botanist. Be sure to bring a camera! Please be prepared to hike short distances in the spring weather. These events are open to the first 6 volunteers. Please RSVP for each event to get directions and details.
Non-Lead Ammunition Informational Session
Friday 5/17 Time TBD at North Side Kettlehouse

This is an informal event. Please check the Hellgate Hunters and Anglers website for time information. Stop by North Side Kettlehouse on Friday, May 17th, for an evening of beverages, socialization, and information. There will be representatives on hand from the National Wildlife Federation, the North American Non-Lead Partnership, and the MPG Ranch to discuss non-lead options while hunting.
For details visit: www.hellgatehuntersandanglers.org

Non-Lead Shooting Demonstration
Saturday 5/18 9am - 12pm at Deer Creek Shooting Range

If you have questions about the validity of claims of negative effects of lead on wildlife, the performance of non-lead ammunition in your firearms, or the lethality of non-lead ammo, then you need to attend this event!

Hellgate Hunters and Anglers is joining up with Montana Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Federation and Artemis Sportswomen to host a unique shooting event where you can learn firsthand the ballistics and capabilities of non-lead, copper ammo. As sportsmen it's our responsibility make an informed decision on this issue and contribute to our wildlife conservation and hunting heritage.

The main event is May 18th, from 9am to noon, at the Deer Creek shooting range to test the performance, ballistics, and capabilities of non-lead rifle and shotgun ammunition (yes, there will be ballistic gel). A $15 fee and RSVP is required to help cover expenses for the range day and is limited to 50 participants so don’t wait, sign up soon. Fee includes a non-lead hunting t-shirt from Hunt 2 Eat (see below) and an entry into a drawing for a cow elk hunt on MPG Ranch, to be drawn at the range on May 18 (must be present to win). In addition, it includes a "Living Lightly" membership to Hellgate Hunters and Anglers.
For tickets visit: www.hellgatehuntersandanglers.org

Mark your calendars now for upcoming June events

A word from the management

We hope you enjoy your time on MPG Ranch and MPG North. Please be aware that you may encounter old barbed wire, metal or wood, uneven terrain, and other potential hazards. Please remain aware and use good judgement to avoid injury. We hope you are safe while visiting.

Contact Joshua Lisbon to register or with any questions at: jlisbon@mpgranch.com or
406-396-6285. You may also simply reply to this email.

About the Author

Joshua Lisbon

Joshua graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula, in 2009 with an M.A. in Intercultural Youth and Family Development. Joshua has designed and implemented wilderness and experiential-based education programs for various agencies since 2001. He has worked in Missoula since 2005 predominately with disadvantaged populations providing challenging and empowering programming for youth and adults alike.
At MPG, Joshua works to coordinate with local agencies and school districts as well as the university to connect students and members of the community to MPG’s work. He also recruits and mobilizes volunteers to accomplish various projects for the ranch. In his free time, Joshua enjoys exploring Montana’s wild places. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys any pursuit that keeps him connected to the natural world.