Longtime Bigfork resident Jack Whitney was born on a homestead at the foothills of the Swan. As a young man, he was fond of hunting in the northern Swan with a homemade bow and arrows in the Swan. Jack has spent decades working to pass on our special way of life and outdoor traditions. “The Forest Service should not be half-way about protecting the wild Swan Range,” he says. “The Forest Service has the responsibility and should do the right thing.”
After a long life of enjoying and defending the Swan Range, Jack Whitney passed away in September of 2006.