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Kootenai Highland Games | July 14-16, 2017

Posted on Apr 08, 2017 by Dave Blackburn

We are hosting the 5th annual Kootenai Highland Games in July. It the Scottish American Athletic Association highland games including Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Breamer Stone, etc. along with the Clans and pipers singing of anthems. They are returning to River Bend again this year July 14-16. Friday night offers live music, fun games and vendors. Saturday is the main event athletic games along with opening ceremony with the presentation of the clans. Sunday will be primitive game day, open to everyone which includes, Archery, Spear and Hatchet Throw, and Rock Chucking. This is a great family event with the great backdrop of the Kootenai River.



About dave

Dave Blackburn started tying flies and fly fishing at the age of 10 and has been fishing and guiding the Kootenai River in Montana for more than 25 years. He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Forest Resource Management with an emphasis on water quality and aquatic ecology. He traveled westward and ended up in Montana on the banks of the Kootenai in 1981 where he now resides with his wife, Tammy. He is on the board of directors of the Kootenai Valley Trout Club. He has been a past director of the the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana and the Montana Council of Trout Unlimited. Dave chaired the Upper Kootenai River Preservation Society, which was instrumental in defeating the Jennings Rapids Dam project. Dave is a FFF-certified casting instructor and a contract tyer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He teaches fly tying and fly fishing at Flathead Community College. His photos and articles have appeared in Flyfisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, and The Flyfisher magazines.