Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Utah Chapter
Friday, May 9, 2014
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, including its Utah Chapter, condemns the illegal ATV protest ride at Recapture Canyon as destructive, misguided and counterproductive.
The Bureau of Land Management faces a complex task of balancing multiple uses of our public lands, including recreation, wildlife, clean water and grazing. Many members of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers own ATVs, and realize that reasonable limits are critical to protecting irreplaceable resources and respecting the rights of others. No one is above the law, simply because one disagrees with the law.
The Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides critical funding for public access to public lands, as well as critical conservation projects. For example, in 2013 LWCF funds were used to purchase 920 acres of publicly accessible land along the Yampa River, which now provides sportsmen access to tens of thousands of acres of prime backcountry elk and deer habitat in the adjacent Cross Mountain Wilderness Study Area (WSA). From the Dominguez Escalante National Conservation Area to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison Gorge, the Land & Water Conservation Fund has benefited many of the best public hunting and fishing areas in Colorado. In this special video shot at the 2014 National Rendezvous in Denver, members of Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers speak-up about why LWCF and public land conservation is important to them.
Missoula, MT – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers announced today that they will be offering several options for those who would like to become life members of the organization. Those who sign up between now and the end of 2014 can choose a particular life membership plan that allows them to select one of three firearms from Kimber America. The options are as follows:
On May 3, 2014, 18 Idaho BHA volunteers gathered near the confluence of the Salmon and Snake Rivers north of Hell's Canyon to restore habitat in the Craig Mountain Wildlife Area - an area the chapter has 'adopted' by committing to do regular habitat restoration projects. This is second year that the chapter has hosted a work day in the wildlife area. This year the chapter successfully removed 16,000 feet of barbed wire from wildlife migratory routes. Here's a short recap on the event:
August 25, 2013
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (commonly called “drones”) are increasingly important in the military and have high potential to contribute to the fields of wildlife biology, search-and-rescue, agriculture and many other applications. However, in private hands there is small but growing interest in using these highly sophisticated remote-controlled aircraft to scout, monitor and stalk big game. BHA believes this technology represents a widespread opportunity for abuse, and if not regulated poses a significant threat to fair chase hunting and fair distribution of hunting opportunity.