L. R. Irby was on the faculty of the Fish and Wildlife Management Program at Montana State University for 26 years. Over the course of his career, he conducted research on the ecology of large mammals in the northwestern United States, Africa, and Central America. Since his retirement from MSU, he has much more time to devote to his avocations: writing, fishing, hunting, and traveling. Between trips, he and his wife live in southwestern Montana.see more