Forestry Day This Weekend At Fort Missoula
By OutdoorAly

Posted: April 26, 2013

Come out to watch the only pro-am logging show in the country, Forestry Day– Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 to 4:00, at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. This event celebrates the time honored tradition of logging and draws both amateurs from around the region and professional competitors from around the world to compete. Annual Forestry Day is presented by The University of Montana Woodsman Team, who are hosting their annual college competition, the Missoula Chapter of the Montana Society of American Foresters, who help put it all together, operate the sawmill, and put on the “pro” part of the Pro-Am competition, and the Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.

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Photos courtesy of here.

Activities include competitions involving: crosscut sawing, pole climbing, springboard, obstacle course races, wood chopping, ax-throwing, log rolling, “cookie” making, and hot saw. Professionals will be teaching seminars about proper technique and tricks they’ve learned through the years. There will also be an impressive array of historic forestry and logging equipment, an operating steam-powered sawmill, tours of the Museum’s restored Sliderock Mountain fire lookout tower, and venders. Food will be available from The University of Montana’s Woodsman Team.

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, and $1 for students. Children under 6 are admitted free. As part of Bike-Walk-Bus Week, anyone riding a bike, walking, or taking the bus will also get in free.

For more information, call 728-3476

CONTACT: Robert M. Brown, 728-3476
Fax: 543-6277

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