Photographer, fly-fishing guide to give visual tour of Yellowstone River

By UW-Barron County

Do you love the outdoors? Fishing? Being on the river? Observing wildlife? If so, you’ll want to attend fly-fishing guide and photographer Robert Hawkins’ talk on December 7 at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County, when he takes the audience on a visual tour of the Yellowstone River from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming through Montana and into North Dakota and its confluence with the Missouri River. He will discuss his part in filming the movie, “Where the Yellowstone Goes,” an inspirational journey down the longest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States. His talk begins at noon in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (R234) and is part of the Thursdays @ the U Lecture and Performance Series sponsored by the UW-Barron County Foundation.

Hawkins was born and raised in Bozeman, Mont. After earning a degree in photography from the Art Institute of Seattle, he returned to Montana, working as a professional fly-fishing guide for almost 15 years. He also spent 10 years as a guide at the Bristol Bay Drainage in Alaska. He moved to St. Paul, Minn., three years ago, where he owns the Bob Mitchell Fly Fishing Shop and continues to capture his love of the sport through photography.

Thursdays @ the U series is free and open to the public. UW-Barron County is located at 1800 College Dr., Rice Lake. For more information, call 715-234-8176. 


Brian Becker