Montana Chapter Board Member - Christian Appel







Christian Appel


Christian was born and raised in Eastern Montana where his parents exposed him to the great outdoors. His love of Montana began as a child while "camping" in his tree house in an old Cottonwood. Christian marveled at the Big Sky sunsets, the thunderstorms rolling across the plains, and the critters that would land in or wander by while he was perched in the tree house. He spent his childhood exploring the plains searching for arrowheads and in pursuit of deer, antelope and birds. Weekends were spent backpacking in the Beartooths to fly fish for Cutthroats and Brookies. 


Christian is a graduate of the University of Montana and owner of Great Northern Physical Therapy in Bozeman, MT.  He is an avid archer and flyfisher.  As a life member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Montana Bow Hunters Association, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the Mule Deer Foundation, conservation of our wild lands and watersheds has become a passion of Christians.  He receive great pleasure in sharing the splendors of our wild lands with his family and friends.


 "I'm in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it's difficult to analyze love when you're in it."


 John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America


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