Posted: Aug 28, 2013 10:53 PM by Chet Layman - KBZK News
As the general archery hunting season is on the horizon, people will be heading in to the big country looking for big game. A cable TV host, who lives in Bozeman, has created a program that shows the nation that caring for that big country takes big conservation efforts.
Randy Newberg is the host of "Fresh Tracks on the Front", which premieres Thursday in Bozeman.
A Bozeman resident, Newberg is a hunter and a conservationist.
"My TV show, even though it's a show about hunting, it's really a show about the people and the landscapes and the conservation that's happened along those landscapes," Newberg said.
The show premieres featuring a mule deer hunt on the Rocky Mountain Front.
"I want to go and show the entire country the amazing ethic of conservation we have in Montana. And I couldn't think of a better place to do that than the Rocky Mountain Front," he said.
He called the show challenging and rewarding and said he's fortunate to be able to show Montana's conservation spirit through an amazing hunt under the Big Sky.
"What makes Montana unique besides its people is that conservation ethic that we have. From our private landowners to our public employees to all of us as citizens, we're heavily connected to these landscapes and that's why we live here - to enjoy it, to protect it, to conserve it," Newberg said.
"For me to get to go and do that and talk about it on TV, that almost seems unfair, like I'm spoiled, I've got special privilege that no one else has."
"Fresh Tracks on the Front" premiers Thursday at the Emerson. The pre-party starts at 5:30 p.m. while the show starts at 7 p.m.