Growing up on a small farm in Iowa, Bart spent most of his childhood exploring the hardwood forests, pond fishing, and hunting deer, turkeys, and every type of small game. He attended Simpson College in Iowa where he wrestled his way through college (literally) and earned a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology. Bart’s first wildlife management position out of college brought him west to the state of Washington, which provided big country, big game, and big opportunities. Bart is currently a Wildlife Biologist for the Kalispel Tribe outside in Northeast Washington where he spends most of his days in the field; whether surveying caribou from a fixed wing aircraft, or snow shoeing into the wilderness to set hair snares and game cameras, Bart loves the fact his work and play are one in the same. You can typically find Bart wandering around the eastern Washington or northern Idaho wilderness with his hounds. He is an avid hunter, guide, houndsman, and is deeply passionate about wildlife conservation and restoration.