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Neil Vruno

Neil Vruno

Coordinating Wildlife Biologist – Miles City, MT

406) 233-2830

nvruno@pheasantsforever.org

Originally from Minnesota, Neil grew up spending ample amounts of time outside hunting and fishing in his home state and neighboring Wisconsin. Having a strong interest in biology and a desire to work outdoors, he attended the University of North Dakota for a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. Following graduation in 2017, he moved to central Wyoming and began working for an environmental consulting firm. As a biological field technician, he worked on a variety of projects involving eagles, other avian raptors, swift foxes, black-footed ferrets, skunks and turkeys. In 2021 he moved to Billings and spent the next two years working on a sage grouse study in south central Montana. In 2022 Neil started his current position with Pheasants Forever as a Coordinating Wildlife Biologist. Neil works on a mix of sage grouse field surveys and public land access programs with the Bureau of Land Management and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Miles City. During his free time Neil can usually be found hunting, playing hockey, shooting his bow and backpacking.