|Connie often goes out scouting for game with her mule.
Connie Keeler-Foster is the Project Leader for Ennis National Fish Hatchery in Montana, and for the past year and a half, she has also served as the Acting Project Leader for the Bozeman Fish Health Center. Our day starts at 6:30, and the routine appeals to her – they feed the fish, clean up after the fish, spawn the fish and care for the eggs and young fish. Essentially, she says, “I am a farmer/rancher at heart, it’s just fish not cows or crops.”
5 Questions for Connie
1. Do you hunt/fish and if so what?
I archery and rifle hunt. Now that I live in Montana, with an extended hunting season and over-the-counter license sales, I hunt much more than I did in my native New Mexico. I hunt big game (deer, antelope, elk), and upland birds. I fish, too, but prefer sitting in a boat being lazy as opposed to wading around working at it.
2.Who got you into fishing or hunting?
I have vivid memories of early mornings in the mountains of southern New Mexico – zero dark thirty – with the smell of coffee and bacon, and the anticipation of hiking out with my father. I was too young to hunt, but just loved the total package, including the cool red sweatshirt hoodie that came out only for deer season!