1-24-2012 CO BHA News

Colorado BHA Friends,

The Colorado BHA Rendezvous is scheduled for the weekend of June 8 (mark your calendars), and additional information will be sent out soon.  For highlights of the 2011 Rendezvous (we’ll be in the same location), visit: http://www.coloradobackcountryhunters.org/

Below is a list of upcoming meetings regarding Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use of Chaffee County Roads:

  • Meeting 1. Wednesday February 1, 2012, 1 pm at the Buena Vista Community Center. Focus on the Fourmile Area / Buena Vista area roads: portions of 187, 307, and 375 were previously opened; 304, 305, 309, 315, 371, and the remainder of 307 and 187 have been requested for consideration; also discuss CR 344 and CR 390.

  • Meeting 2. Wednesday February 8, 2012, 1 pm at the County Courthouse in Salida. Focus on Salida and Turret area roads: CR 175 was previously opened north of FSR 181; 184, 185, 173 and 176 have been requested for consideration.

  • Meeting 3. Wednesday February 15, 2012, 1 pm at Mt. Princeton Conference Center. Focus on St. Elmo and Alpine area: portions of CR 162 were previously opened; staff suggests that 267, 292, 295 and 296 should be reviewed for consideration.

An article in The Durango Herald (“Sportsmen’s group tackles off-road vehicle debate head-on,” 12/22/11) about Sportsmen Ride Right (SRR):


A Salt Lake Tribune story (“Grand Canyon uranium ban draws cheer, jeers,” 1/9/12) with some excellent input/quotes from BHA board member Jay Banta:


Traffic cam footage of elk crossing/stopping traffic on I-70 (“Elk herd halts traffic on I-70”): http://www.kwgn.com/news/kdvr-elk-herd-halts-traffic-on-i70-20111223,0,2015424.story

A short elk story (“One of the Trippiest Things I Ever Found in the Woods”) from Steve Rinella, who will be attending/speaking at the BHA North American Rendezvous: http://themeateater.com/2012/one-of-the-trippiest-things-i-ever-found-in-the-woods-elk-bone/

Information about BHA’s North American Rendezvous (not Colorado BHA’s Rendezvous) in Missoula, Montana (March 2-4, 2012).  Please join us there:


Have a good weekend,

David A. Lien
Co-Chairman, Colorado
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers


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