The Hunting for Sustainability program was developed in 2016 and made possible through generous support from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Montana Wildlife Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Boone and Crockett Club, and the Phil Tawney Hunters Conservation Endowment.
Year 1, five students from the University of Montana with relatively little or no hunting experience spent the weekend at the Boone & Crockett Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch on the Rocky Mountain Front. The curriculum included the Land Ethic, the North American Conservation Model, hunting ethics, access, laws and regulations, hunt preparation, firearm safety and shooting instruction, field dressing, butchering and meat care, and cooking. To read a full recap of the weekend and see photos, click here.
In 2017, the Hunting for Sustainability weekend will take place September 8-10 at the Boone and Crockett Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch. This year the event will be open to students at the University of Montana and Montana State University. If you're a University of Montana or Montana State University student and interested in attending, please sign-up below. If you have questions, please contact Sawyer Connelly at Sawyer@backcountryhunters.org