Longtime Kryptek partner Jana Waller will add the title of Montana Fish and Wildlife Commissioner to her resume after accepting the most recent appointment by the state's Governor, Greg Gianforte.
This year, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission increased from a five-to seven-member body following a new state law. The new law passed by the Legislature and signed by Gianforte expands the commission by two members, assigned to each of the state’s seven administrative regions. Commissioners had previously represented five districts, often crossing regional boundaries.The Governor appointed Jana Waller of Florence and Bill Lane of Ismay to serve on the commission to represent Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Region 2 and Region 7 respectively.
Waller produces and hosts the hunting show Skull Bound Chronicles on Carbon TV after co-producing Skull Bound TV on the Sportsman Channel for nine years. She is also a freelance outdoor writer and has appeared on other outdoor-oriented TV shows. Gianforte praised Waller’s work in conservation as well as her efforts in getting veterans outdoors in a press release announcing the nomination.
“It’s truly an honor to accept this appointment from Governor Gianforte,” Waller said in an email. “I understand the complexity and importance of wildlife management and look forward to representing Region 2 and Montana as a whole. I am very passionate about Montana’s wildlife, habitat and traditions and will listen to all sides of the issues to make sound decisions for the herds, flocks and people of Montana. I'm continuing to Executive Produce and Host Skull Bound Chronicles as well but couldn't pass this opportunity to be a part of making a difference for sportsmen and women."
Waller’s term will run until Jan. 1, 2023.