Who We Are

Conservation Sportsmen Across Montana

Joe Perry, Founder
Born and raised in Brady Montana. Graduated from University of Montana with a Degree in Wildlife Biology. Started farming in 1977 with rented land and old low cost machinery. I eventually bought some of the rented land, spending spare time and money developing wildlife habitat on it. I have always shared the bounty of Circle S Ranch with the public for free. Retired from farming. President of Circle S Ranch, Inc.

Avid hunter, angler, conservationist. Founding member of Montana Sportsmen Alliance. Founding member of Conrad Sportsmen Alliance. Founding member of Sun River Wildlife Team. On the board of directors of the Montana Wildlife Federation. Chair of the Governor's Private Land Public Wildlife council. Past Chair of the Montana Upland Game Bird Council. Member of Public Land and Water Access. Life member of the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation. Member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Member of a number of conservation and sportsmen groups. Active in legislative on sportsmen and conservation issues.

John Borgreen, Founder
John is a retired printing pressman and Navy veteran. He lives in Great Falls with his wife, Julie. He is a lifelong outdoorsman and activist in sportsmen’s issues. Those include conservation, wildlife habitat, access, legislative concerns, and youth recruitment, as well as the protection and promotion of our valuable outdoor heritage.



John is an involved member of the Russell Country Sportsmen’s Association, Montana Wildlife Federation, Public Land Water Access Association, and Montana Sportsmen’s Alliance of which John was a founding member. He is also a member of the grassroots Devils Kitchen Working Group and Sun River Wildlife Team.

Robert Wood, Founder
I’m a 5th Generation Bitterroot
Valley resident my grandson Gannon is a 7th.
I’m a run a General Contracting business and have now for 27 years. This year will be my 38th year in that trade.

I was born into an outdoors family, as hunting and fishing was a more than just recreation, it was also sustenance. I have hunted for as long as I can remember, whether I was packing my .22 Marlin, Mathews Bow, or .280 Remington. I’m also an avid Trapper.

I joined Ravalli Country Fish and Wildlife Ass. in 1985 and have been an acting Director for the past 7 years.

JW Westman, Founder
Park City, MT. JW has been married for 27 years, he and his wife have two children, a boy 19 years and a daughter 25 years. JW is an oil refinery operator in Billings, MT. JW is very proud of his blue collar roots and middle class Montana (America). While JW’s passions are the outdoor heritage that so many Montanans enjoy and labor issues. He and his wife are also active in local issues pertaining to education, local food banks and literacy awareness. JW is very concerned with what is happening with the advancing push to commercialize and privatize our precious public trust resources of fish, wildlife, lands and waters and access to those. That push is intensified by some publicly elected officials all out attempts to allow those public trust resources to have only dollar signs attached to them.

Present - Secretary of Public Land and Water Access, Board member Montana Wildlife Federation, Conservation committee chair at Laurel Rod & Gun Club

Past - Co-Director (1 of 3) Montana Backcountry Hunters and Anglers; Participated in the Southwest Montana Grizzly bear roundtable, early 2000's; Active Participant in the past nine Legislative Sessions, always there promoting/protecting the public trust resources, was there in opposition of HB-42 in 2003 which took Montana down the road to chasing objective numbers.

Active on many public trust issues, conservation issues and environmental issues since 1978. JW has a lot of gray hair and doesn't mind pulling whiskers when necessary regarding out public trust resources, habitats and public access to our public lands and waters.

Sam Milodragovich, Founder

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Jeff Herbert
Jeff Herbert received his B.S. and M.S. in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University. He then spent nearly 34 years as a wildlife biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. He was a Regional Wildlife Biologist in Jordan and Townsend, the State Migratory Game Bird Biologist, Chief of Research and Assistant Administrator of the Wildlife Division during that period.

He had a consistent presence in migratory bird and habitat management as a Pacific Flyway Technical representative for Montana, as the Central Flyway Council member, as a Consultant to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations Committee for the Central Flyway and as a National Flyway Council Representative and Chairman. He was involved in the delivery of Prairie Pothole Joint Venture and State Waterfowl Stamp habitat conservation efforts across the state. He assisted with delivery of the nontoxic shotgun shooting skills program in cooperation with Tom Roster and CONSEP. Terrestrial wildlife related work included development of adaptive harvest management strategies for mule deer, wildlife lead for the Crucial Area Planning System, participant in sage grouse conservation planning efforts, oversight of long-term research projects including ungulates and large carnivores, development of demographic attributes of Montana waterfowl and big game hunters relative to recruitment and retention strategies, and attending far more meetings than he would ever like to remember.

Through it all he maintained a passion for wild things, wild places and the constituencies that sought to maintain this effective model of conservation in Montana. In retirement, he and his wife Janet Hess-Herbert, spend considerable time in the outdoors hiking, biking, hunting, angling, training dogs, gardening, traveling to exotic places and spending more time with kids and grandkids.


Steve Schindler
I have been actively involved with many sportsmen’s groups since 1975. I am a life member of both the Montana Bowhunters Association and the Traditional Bowhunters of Montana. I have held office with in the MBA off and on for the past 35 years, presently I am serving as the 2nd VP of the Montana Bowhunters Association.
I am one of the founding members of Walleye’s Unlimited of Montana and inducted into the Walleye Hall of Fame in 1993. My involvement with Walleye’s Unlimited was during its formative years and while working full time and raising a young family, I found time to travel across Montana creating local chapters and watching WUM grow into one of the largest sportsmen’s groups in the state. I am still active with local projects.

I have also served on the FWP’s Citizens Advisory Council for region 6 for the past 4 years, but I no longer hold that position.
Having grown up in Valley County, I have family and friends who are land-owners, over the years I have worked on several of these farms and ranches and have a good grasp of their concerns, and can see the world thru their eyes as well as well as an active sportsmen.
I have been, or currently am a member of the Lewistown Bowhunters Association, Missouri Breaks Archery Association, the Havre Bearpaw Bowmen, as well as the Makoshika Bowmen out of Glendive.

As you can see Fish and Wildlife, along with their issues, has been a part of my life for much of my adult life. It has always been my true desire and belief that our fishing and hunting heritage must continue on into the next millennium. Montana is and has been a leader in its fish and wildlife innovations and programs that rely on public involvement. The Block Management program is a prime example and is the envy of every other state in the union. It was Montana that developed the catch and release format for walleye tournaments, it has caught on and is being used all over the country.


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