Anaconda native to be featured on prominent outdoors radio show


Brian Solan, left, and his childhood friend Mike Hawthorne, pose after harvesting a trophy bighorn this year near his native home of Anaconda. Solan will be featured on this Friday’s Northwestern Outdoors Radio Show and can heard at noon weekly on KANA 580 AM. COURTESY PHOTO


On Friday, native Anacondan and president of the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation Brian Solan will be featured on the Northwestern Outdoors Radio Show.

Solan, a 1995 graduate of Anaconda High and 1999 engineering grad from Montana Tech, was interviewed by host John Kruse in the shows second segment discussing his role with the WSF. In the near 10-minute interview, the two talk about Solan’s take on Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep populations and the steps he and the WSF are taking to ensure the growth and survival of the species.

The interview also touches on Solan’s involvement and love of hunting bighorn sheep, often guiding friends at no cost once they land a once-in-a-lifetime tag to hunt the animal.

Solan is no stranger to conservation efforts for all wildlife in his new home of Helena, including the Rocky Mountain Front and Pintler Range encompassing Anaconda and surrounding communities. He has also been featured on television programs aired on Sportsman’s Channel and Outdoors Channel because of his vast knowledge of bighorns, and in information just released will be featured on the cover of the 2016 Leupold Hunting/Optics product catalog distributed worldwide.


The Solans — Brian, Tifeny, Rylee and Deegan. COURTESY PHOTO

Northwestern Outdoors is an award-winning regional outdoors show broadcast weekly on 58 stations in five states — Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho — throughout the Northwest including exclusively in Southwest Montana on KANA 580 AM. Even though Kruse is based in Wenatchee, Wash., he regularly covers issues/news in the markets his show is broadcast.

The show can be heard every Friday at noon.

Solan and his wife, Tifeny, have two children, Rylee and Deegan.