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Rick Gehweiler

Board Member

Rick Gehweiler is a published author and current manager of the Bighorn River Lodge. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1966, Rick served as a Marine Corp helicopter pilot from 1966 until 1971. In 1992 in Bend Oregon he helped establish Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, serving as board president for two years. COVO is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing counseling, housing and job placement for veterans in need. Rick’s passion for fly fishing has taken him to most western states, as well as the Bahamas, Cuba, The Yucatan and Belize. Rick and his wife, Cheryl began fishing the Bighorn in the early 90’s, fell in love with the river and the area returning almost every summer until 2012 when they became managers of the Bighorn River Lodge. “The Bighorn is a very special river and an extremely important natural resource for Montana and the country as a whole. It needs and deserves stewardship that will ensure its protection and enhancement. I am proud to be part of such an active organization that is working tirelessly to achieve that goal.”

Resides in:

Fort Smith, MT

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