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Recent Posts – Scott McMillion's articles and broadcasts:

The (Surprisingly) Quiet Bison Hunt

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Montana Outdoors November/December, 2009 Unlike 20 years ago, there has been little uproar over the recent hunting of wild buffalo emerging from Yellowstone National Park. Why?

“Elvis Has Left the Building”

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Bugle Magazine November/December 2009 The biggest, surliest and most charismatically violent bull to ever gore an Aerostar, Number Six was the Elvis of elk, but he wasn’t singing “Love Me Tender.”

“Land Snorkeling with Clyde Aspevig”

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Montana Quarterly Fall, 2009        Go outside. Walk Slowly. Pay attention. Listen. Smell the air. Taste it. Look at the soil and see how it responds to your step. Notice which grasses shine brightest in the morning dew. Compare birds, the differences in wing and shape and flight pattern. Maybe kick over […]

“A Dose of Politics”

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Montana Quarterly Fall, 2009 After a decades-long political career, Montana’s powerful Senator Max Baucus has the eyes of the nation on him, awaiting a health care bill that will make everyone feel better. Or worse.

“Getting Another Shot”

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Montana Outdoors September/October 2009 Photography by Erik Petersen Brandon Renkin isn’t very big. Though he’s 15 years old, he weighs just 38 pounds. But it’s almost all heart. The rest of it is brain and spunk, wrapped in a layer of patience. These are things that make a hunter.

“The Wrong Man”

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Montana Quarterly Summer, 2009 Photography by Thomas Lee. A sloppy defense and shoddy science cost Jimmy Ray Bromgard 15 years of his life after he was put in prison for a terrible crime he didn’t commit.

“Evolution of a Paleontologist”

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Montana Quarterly Summer 2009 Photography by Thomas Lee. Labeled everything from “lazy and dumb” to “genius,” Jack Horner uses his unique mind to push the envelope with his latest idea: hatching a chickenosaur.

“Hard Times in the Last Best Place”

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Montana Quarterly Spring 2009 Photography by Thomas Lee. Twenty years ago, Bill Kittredge and Annick Smith completed their remarkable collection of Montana literature, a book they called The Last Best Place. And that title sure did sing to us, even if the tune was a little sad. It told us that we […]

“Swimming with Giants”

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Western Art & Architecture Winter/Spring 09      Every afternoon for 10 days, John Banovich went to the banks of Botswana’s Khwai River, where families of elephants gathered to eat and drink and bathe.  With 25 trips to Africa under his belt, he’d seen a lot of elephants, but he wanted to see […]

“Under the Red Hat”

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Montana Quarterly Spring, 2009 Photography by Thomas Lee   Montana State University researcher Gary Strobel’s newest discovery, “myco-diesel,” just might change the world.

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