Award-winning hunter and conservationist Jim Posewitz will read from his latest book, My Best Shot: Discovering and Living Montana’s Conservation Ethic, at Livingston’s Elk River Books on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
A 32-year veteran of Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Posewitz is the founder of Orion: The Hunter’s Institute, a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of ethical hunting and wilderness. He served as executive director of the Cinnabar Foundation from 1983 to 2010, and is the author of five books including Beyond Fair Chase, described as “a hunter’s bible” by the Rutland Herald.
Posewitz has received numerous recognitions for his work, including the American Motors Conservation Award, MSU’s Blue-Gold Award, the Outdoor Life Conservation Award, the Montana Wildlife Federation’s Heritage Award and the Mike Beagle Chairman’s Award from Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. In 2015, the National Wildlife Federation recognized him as their conservationist of the year.
My Best Shot has been described as “the capstone on Posewitz’s body of work” by Land Tawney, president of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. “Not only do you read of Jim’s path to his conservation ethic, but you also learn how actions by individuals matter. Inspiring and a must-read for the next generation of conservation soldiers.”
The free event, which also features music by jazz pianist Clayton DeSimone, will be held upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. in Livingston, and will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information, call 333-2330.