Greg TollefsonMy name is Greg Tollefson. I am one of the lucky ones, born and raised in Montana, and living here most of my adult life. I have been a freelance writer for many years, and a weekly outdoor columnist for the Missoulian newspaper for the twenty-seven of those years. In addition, I have patched together a living in Montana as a high school English teacher and wrestling coach, a fishing guide, an environmental consultant, and, for more than 20 years in professional land conservation work with Five Valleys Land Trust and other organizations. I am happy to be here!


  1. Thanks, Greg!
    Bad news–you’re quitting your newspaper column.
    Good news–we found your ‘blog’.
    … looks very good (photos add a lot).
    We thoroughly enjoy your interpretations, commentary, projections and recollections.
    We are grateful to have come to know you this way.
    Thank you so much,

  2. Thanks for them all, Greg.

    I tried to read them all.

    Best regards from New Braunfels, TX


  3. Can I subscribe via email??

  4. Alina Chiquita Banana

    So glad you are still writing and that I found this blog!
    I miss you!!!
    Hoping to see you next summer in Montana.
    Big hugs!

  5. Now my Thursday is complete, missed you in The Missoulian but great to see you are not disappearing.

  6. Gordon Schofield

    Hi Greg,
    You don’t know me, but I feel that I do know you from having read your columns religiously during the past 17 years. I found that your ‘take’ on nearly all things hunting, fishing, and conservation has been closely aligned with my own experience. I guess that’s probably because we are both outdoor ‘geezers’ of a certain age!
    Thanks for your detailed perceptions and thoughtful perspectives, and I look forward to reading more on your website.
    Thanks again, and best wishes…

  7. Happy belated birthday. Loved your last column and thanks to carol I found your blog. Best wishes on your new adventure.

  8. Greg, I’ve come late to the party but glad to be here.

  9. Green Eyed Lady

    You have a loyal fan in So Cal ! Glad to see the twinkle is still in your eyes. Keep on bloggin’.

  10. Green Eyed Lady

    Yellowstone Gypsy is reading your blog now too. Your past finally catching up with you!

  11. Don & Sandy Webber

    Great stuff. Thank you.

    Nice to know you went. Back in NE, we are, and identify with life in Montana.

    • Greg Tollefson

      Don and Sandy,

      How nice to get your note. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. I’m still learning how this whole deal works. In your honor I just posted a column I wrote a few years ago about a visit to Maine for a family wedding. It’s in the Classics section…a presumptuous heading, I know. You probably know some of the people I met. You might even know my niece. After all, Maine like Montana is a really just one big small town spread out over a big hunk of ground. Casey is an ER doc in Portland. Best, Greg T.

  12. I am writing to ask if you are OK, Greg. No posting since your Mothers Day blog. You have been such a regular and dependable part of my week for so long that I guess I got worried. Hope nothing is wrong!

  13. Have not received any new blogs……are you not writting anymore?

  14. Good morning, Greg!

    You wrote a nice article about Camp Mak-A-Dream in 2002 after volunteering with our river trip! I just wanted to invite you to our 20th Anniversary celebration this Saturday, Aug. 1st at 11am at Camp in Gold Creek! We would love to have you join us – not necessarily on behalf of the Missoulian (although I AM trying to get them to cover the event) – but as someone who has supported and advocated on our behalf over the years! Please feel feel to contact me for more info! Laura, Executive Director

  15. Have you stopped writing?

  16. Diane Glasrud Owen

    Hello Greg, I don’t suppose you remember me, from St. O. Hopefully I have the right person !?
    Nice to see how life has turned out for you, that you are doing exactly what you want to do !!
    I enjoy your writings, my cousin told me about it.
    I think another writer, Don Stenehjem, might be a cousin.

  17. Greg,

    What has happened to your blog?? I miss reading your thoughts.


  18. Bill Neumeister

    Very glad to have known you since the early years. You have enriched my years as well as those of many others.


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