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Gender MALE
Occupation Rancher
Location West Boulder River, Montana
Introduction Kent Hanawalt has spent 50 years working with horses and cattle in Montana – as a cowboy, fencing contractor, horseshoer, Wilderness guide, muleskinner, horse trainer, ranch manager, and camp cook. After twenty years of making his living on the ranches of North Central Montana, his cowboy career was pulled up short by a wreck with a team of horses - he had broken his back! Lying there in his hospital bed he had plenty of time to think. After all those years making his living with his back, it was now time to start using his head. Three months later he was able to sit up long enough to begin classes at the College of Great Falls. Kent achieved his Bachelors in Business Administration the same year that his oldest daughter graduated from Montana State University - and spent the fall riding for a large ranch south of town. Ten years later he received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Montana - and hurried back from the graduation ceremony to trail the cows to summer range. Now deeply involved in the management and operation of the 120-year old Ellison ranch, he finds the time to write about his life on the range.