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By Andi Bourne

Cahoon Named Logger of the Year


October 12, 2017

Photo provided by Brianne Cahoon

Leelyn Cahoon, owner of Bull Creek Forestry, with his wife Teresa and sons Tyler, Joel and Levi. Leelyn was named the "Montana Logger of the Year" by the Montana Wood Products Association as well as the "Western Region Outstanding Logger of the Year" by the Forest Resources Association Western Region and Stihl Inc. While he was honored to receive the recognition, he was quick to point to his sons and wife who he believes are the reason they received the award.

SEELEY LAKE – Bull Creek Forestry's reputation of good forest stewardship, and respect for both the land and the people they work with is known in the area. Now Montana Wood Products Association recognized Owner Leelyn Cahoon as the "Logger of the Year." Leelyn was also named "Western Region Outstanding Logger" by the Forest Resources Association's Western Region and Stihl Incorporated. While Leelyn was surprised and honored by the recognition, he quickly pointed to his employees as the reason for the award.

Leelyn grew up in a logging family. In eighth grade he started learning how to lo...

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