Jim McDonald and Jackie McDonald Interview, September 18, 1997


Judith Pressmar and Sarah Jaffe



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Jim McDonald discusses his grandparents’ move to Montana and his father’s ranch work. The McDonalds explain their relationship with the U.S. Forest Service as it pertains to block management for allowing the public to hunt elk on their ranchland and rotation grazing. The McDonalds recall childhood memories and detail some of the livestock problems with the wolves’ return, as well as conflicts with other predators.

Document Type

Oral History


Ranchers, Montana; U.S. Forest Service, grazing; U.S. Forest Service, block management; Predator control; Elk hunting, Montana; Lewis and Clark National Forest

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Lewis and Clark National Forest Passport in Time Interviews, OH 365, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 365-014

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:28:56 minutes

Local Filename

OH_365_014.mp3; OH_365_014.pdf

Jim McDonald and Jackie McDonald Interview, September 18, 1997