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Jack Hooker named to Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame

 

March 24, 2022

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Jack Hooker has spent more than 80 years in the saddle taming wild horses, riding rodeo and packing into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. He is the 2022 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame District 12 Living Inductee.

HELMVILLE - "Sitting around crackling campfires and hunting camp dinner tables listening to Jack Hooker tell stories of adventures was a great privilege I had during the years I worked at the Whitetail Ranch," said Rebecca Ondov. "His philosophy on life empowered him to train horses and mules not merely in an arena, where the fence draws a line as to how big the wreck can be, he trained them to be sound work animals in the high country of the wilderness, where the unexpected happens in the blink of an eye. Up there you get to test your training skills when you sprinkle in a bunch of cliffs,...



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