Once in a Lifetime: Hunting and Wildlife Viewing

10/13/2022 - Once in a Lifetime: Hunting and Wildlife Viewing

The Yellowstone Gateway Museum in Livingston hosts “Once in a Lifetime: Hunting and Wildlife Viewing” with guide and presenter Ken Sinay on Wednesday, October 19, 7:00pm, Park Photo, 115 S. Main St., downtown Livingston. Seating is limited. This is the first Guiding the Experience program, an in-person and virtual speaker series with a suggested donation of $5.00 held on Wednesdays in October and November. Participants can register for any or all of the Zoom programs at https://www.parkcounty.org/Yellowstone-Gateway-Museum/Guiding-the-Experience-Fall-2022-Speaker-Series//. Programs are uploaded to museum’s YouTube channel after the live virtual event.

Guiding is a long-held tradition in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Early regional explorers from the Corps of Discovery to the Hayden Surveys were guided by American Indians and mountain men. Tourists were guided to the wonders of Yellowstone National Park since its creation 150 years ago, and today, many visitors rely on the expertise of local guides to enrich their experiences. Hunters, anglers, skiers, rafters, and others seeking wild places and wildlife, as well as the thrill of being in a natural landscape, also explore our area with guides. The speaker series programs highlight the knowledge of area guides and acknowledges their roles in using resources wisely and educating the public.

Ken Sinay has been a been a professional wildlife guide in Yellowstone and the surrounding ecosystem for over 30 years. He created one of the first wildlife touring companies in Yellowstone and Montana in 1990 and designed an array of year-round outdoor services for clients to experience wildlife in secure and respectful formats. In 2020 he sold that business. With the formation of his new business, Yellowstone Now, Sinay specializes in river trips, wildlife observation, educational opportunities and programs, presentations (including stories of wildlife and cultural history), social media wildlife and nature video productions, and information to help people experience a shared natural heritage.

Sinay’s bachelors and graduate studies focused on Wildlife Biology and Natural Resource Management.  His professional and technical environmental career includes a variety of natural resource management agencies, non-profit conservation organizations, private industry and wilderness outfitters. Sinay also delivers film, video, television, radio, written, and public presentations.

On Wednesday, October 26, River guide Norm Miller, gives program titled, “Paddling through Time: Experiences on Montana Rivers. On Wednesday, November 2, Ski guide Reed Youngbar, Beartooth Powder Guides based in Cooke City, gives a program titled, “What’s Behind the Guided Experience? A Ski Guide’s Perspective of Living and Working in the Beartooth & Absaroka Mountains.” On Wednesday, November 9, Dan Vermillion, Sweetwater Travel Company, gives a program titled “Stories from a Fishing Guide on the Yellowstone River and Beyond.” All programs are held in-person at 7:00pm, Park Photo, 115 S. Main St., Livingston, MT and via Zoom.

Visit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for program updates or contact Karen Reinhart, 222-4184 or kreinhart@parkcounty.org. Register for Zoom programs at www.yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org; please call if you need assistance.

The Yellowstone Gateway Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, with a noon-hour closure on Saturday.

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