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Powder Daze: Where Bighorns No Longer Wander

Cartoonist John Potter says in many parts of the backcountry, any 'balance' between the desires of outdoor recreationists and the needs of sensitive wildlife is out of whack

This week John Potter finds inspiration in the recent controversy involving a clash between backcountry skiers in Wyoming's Tetons and a remnant and dwindling herd of bighorn sheep that are left stressed by off-piste skiers and snowboarders invading their winter haunts. "It's All Relative," a nature cartoon by Potter—who is erstwhile a respected fine art painter of wildlife and Western landscapes—appears exclusively at Mountain Journal ( The cartoon is available for delayed syndicated reuse but only via express written consent and licensing from Mountain Journal. For more information, contact 

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About John Potter

MoJo cartoonist John Potter, creator of "It's All Relative," is, in his usual day job, a fine artist known for his paintings of western landscapes and wildlife. Raised on and off the Lac du Flambeau (Ojibwe) Indian Reservation in Wisconsin, Potter has art degrees from Utah State University and won awards for his illustration, including being a cartoonist for The Billings Gazette. To see more of Potter's paintings, go to John Potter Studio.
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