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University of Montana Woodsman Team member Mike Bagan cheers on teammate Nick Capobianco during the single buck competition at the 2010 Forestry Days at Fort Missoula on Friday morning. Traditionally, the technique was used to saw felled trees into more manageable logs. Photo by LINDA THOMPSON/Missoulian

Linda Thompson/Missoulian

Forestry Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.

The annual event is presented by the University of Montana Woodsman Team, which is hosting its college competition; the Missoula Chapter of the Montana Society of American Foresters, who help put it all together, operate the sawmill, and put on the “pro” part of the Pro-Am competition; and the Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.

Activities include competitions involving: crosscut sawing, pole climbing, springboard, obstacle course races, wood chopping, ax-throwing, log rolling, “cookie” making, and hot saw. There will also be an impressive array of historic forestry and logging equipment, an operating steam-powered sawmill, tours of the museum’s restored Sliderock Mountain fire lookout tower, and venders.

Food will be available from the University of Montana’s Woodsman Team.

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, and $1 for students. Children under 6 and members of the Friends are admitted free. For more information, call 728-3476.

​Reach the Missoulian newsroom at @missoulian, at newsdesk@missoulian.com or at (406) 523-5240

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