The Gallatin Wildlife Association (GWA) is a local, all volunteer wildlife conservation organization which is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat in Southwest Montana. We are a non-profit 501-c (3) organization which has been in existence since 1976 representing hunters, anglers, and other wildlife advocates with the mission to protect habitat and conserve fish and wildlife populations on a sustainable basis for our children and future generations. GWA believes in the ethic of fair chase public hunting and fishing opportunities for all. We support the Montana constitution which states: “the opportunity to harvest wild game is a heritage that shall forever be preserved” and that “the legislature shall provide adequate remedies to prevent unreasonable depletion of natural resources.”
Our efforts benefit the community by focusing on wildlife issues through emails, newsletters and outreach events. GWA regularly meets with other wildlife organizations and NGOs on wildlife issues and with our Congressional Delegation to inform and comment.
Please consider working with Gallatin Wildlife Association by joining the organization or providing your email so wildlife issues and volunteer opportunities can be easily communicated.
President: Glenn Hockett - My passion is for fish, wildlife and their wild habitats. I love Montana and the Rocky Mountain West. I have a B.S. Degree in Rangeland Management from Montana State University. My experience in Montana, like the landscape, is vast, diverse, weathered and ever changing. I am honored to serve as volunteer president of the Gallatin Wildlife Association, an organization I am extremely proud of. Our focus is simple yet complex – we work to protect habitat and conserve fish and wildlife.
Secretary: Nancy Shultz
Treasurer: Paul Griffin
Other Board Members:
Jim Bailey - Retired. Former biologist, Illinois Natural History Survey, New Mexico Game & Fish Department, Professor of wildlife management, Colorado State University.
Alex Russell - I'm a board member of GWA because I support GWA's mission of preserving, protecting and promoting wildlife and habitat. When I'm not being a real estate agent, I try to spend as much time as possible camping, hiking, hunting or fishing with my family. September is ultimate month in Montana. This is when I put on a backpack and head into any one of Montana's incredible wilderness areas for elk hunting. There's is nothing in the world like hearing an early morning elk bugle on some crisp fall morning. GWA is all about making sure our kids and grand kids get to have the same thing.
Clint Nagel - Retired. Graduated from Southern Oregon College in Ashland, Oregon in 1974 with B.S. Degree in Biology. Retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Science formally known as Water Resource Division (1978-2009).