If you’re angry that some politicians and special interests are trying to steal your public lands, here's three easy ways that you can help push back against this public land seizure.
TrainToHuntWomenAthlete 1024x576MISSOULA, Mont. – Train to Hunt and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers have launched a partnership for the 2016 Train to Hunt event season.
Train to Hunt, based in Edwall, Washington, is the go-to source for fitness training and advice for the serious outdoor athlete. The “Train to Hunt Challenge,” now in its 5th season, was born from the need for a mid-summer measuring stick for hunters preparing for the challenges of the upcoming hunting season. Train to Hunt has exploded in the last five years, growing from a pilot event in Idaho in 2012 to 15 events across the country in 2016 and offering year-round training programs for outdoor athletes.
BHA President and CEO Land Tawney called the BHA-TTH partnership a perfect fit.
“BHA’s membership values the adventure, challenge and solitude that the backcountry provides,” he said. “Most of us take our off-season preparation very seriously because we understand the correlation between our investment of time and effort and our success, enjoyment and safety afield. Train to Hunt perfectly aligns with BHA’s attitude toward the rigor of the backcountry experience. We’re excited to pursue this partnership with Train to Hunt and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.”
At Train to Hunt events in 2016, BHA will have local volunteers on site to talk about BHA and sign up new members. Additionally TTH will co-host two events, in Missoula, Montana, June 4-5 and in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, July 30-31, to benefit BHA. All proceeds raised at these events will go directly to BHA. Both will be qualifying events and also feature separate 3D shoots, challenges, raffles and other activities.
Train to Hunt founder and fitness professional Kenton Clairmont is excited to partner with BHA.
“All hunters should understand that without public access to public lands in this country, nothing else really matters. No one will be training to hunt if there aren’t big, wild places left to hunt,” Clairmont said. “We see BHA as the voice of the public land DIY hunter and value the work they’re doing on behalf of all of us. They are the real deal. We’re excited to use our platform to support their efforts.”
TTH’s program is designed to be your coach, trainer and guide as you shape up for your passion. Register for an upcoming event here.
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MISSOULA, Mont. - In the wake of the arrest in Oregon of Cliven Bundy, a Nevada scofflaw and leader of a movement to seize public lands from the American people, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney issued the following statement:
"The American people can take satisfaction in knowing that justice is being served to those who would steal or misappropriate our public lands and waters. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers thanks federal law enforcement personnel for arresting Mr. Bundy without incident. Cliven Bundy has given good ranchers a bad name through his illegal actions. He has consistently flouted the law and currently owes more than $1 million in federal grazing fees. He is a delinquent tenant on public lands who needs to be evicted.
Following the arrests of armed militants who had been occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney issued the following statement:
"Backcountry Hunters & Anglers cannot support the tactics and objectives of the militants in Oregon. We regret the loss of life associated with the arrests; however, the individuals arrested, along with anyone else who participated in the seizure of Malheur, must be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
"We thank law enforcement officials for their attempts to restore law and order to Harney County. The men and women who manage our national wildlife refuge system, including the staff of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, deserve our respect and support."