Ranch Hand's "Bad" Wolf Dilemma
Bryce Andrews talks about his decision to move to a cattle ranch in Montana and about the memoir he wrote about his experiences there, Badluck Way. He also reads two passages from the book.
About the Book:
Badluck Way tells the story of the year Bryce Andrews spent working on the Sun Ranch in southwest Montana, mastering the craft of being a cowboy. And what happened after wolves begin killing the ranch's cattle. It's the gripping memoir of a young man, a wolf, their parallel lives and ultimate collision. Badluck Way is also an ode to the satisfaction of hard work on some of the wildest and most beautiful land in the world.
Mine might have been a simple, pretty story, if not for the wolves. In late July, they emerged from the foothills...
The music in this program was written and performed by John Floridis.
Bryce Andrews writes from southwest Montana, where he manages a conservation-oriented cattle ranch. He has appeared on Montana Public Radio and PBS and his essays and short work have been published in High Country News, Big Sky Journal, Camas Magazine, and Backpacker.