Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers host an evening with Steven Rinella – hunter, author and TV star of the Sportsman Channel’s Meat Eater. Rinella will share adventures from his new book Meat Eater, a candid compilation of stories from Rinella’s intriguing life as a young trapper, hunter and wild-meat-eater. The event will feature an impressive array of door prizes including: rifle scopes and optics from Vortex, knives and hunting tools from Havalon and Real Avid, hunting apparel from First Lite and game processing certificates from Arapahoe Meats.
The Sportsman Channel
The “Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership’s Conservation Field Notes,” features Rinella on location talking about key conservation issues related to that hunt. Recently, while in the Blue Range Primitive Area in eastern Arizona, Rinella spoke about the key values of roadless areas to wildlife and sportsmen and named BHA as a go-to group for habitat protection:
“Roadless areas provide crucial, undisturbed habitat…They give big game animals such and deer and elk a place to go to escape the intense hunting pressure in adjacent parts of the National Forest. That lets some big game animals like deer and elk reach full maturity and growth – something that’s great for hunters like me, who love to see truly magnificent specimens of our favorite big game species… Roadless areas allow sportsmen and all Americans a chance to enjoy a pristine wilderness setting that is free of the hassle and noise of modern life. Roadless areas allow us to escape humanity in order to feel human again. If you want to find out how to protect our hunting and fishing opportunities in roadless areas…check out the website of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.”
Thanks, Steven, we couldn’t have said it better!
To view Steven Rinella in “TRCP’s Conservation Field Notes,” please click here.
Have you ever had a hunting or fishing trip ruined by illegal OHV-use? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could identify the violator?
In a Denver Post Opinion piece titled “Who was that masked man on the Four-Wheeler”, Colorado BHA life member Bill Sustrich described having six elk hunts ruined by illegal OHV-use. Bill argued that “from my conversations with other sportsmen, I know I am not alone — and we're getting fed up with it.” Turns out, Bill was right, he is not alone.
In a letter urging Colorado’s Congressional leadership to consider standardizing visible OHV identification, over 40 sportsmen organizations and businesses, and 85 unassociated individuals publicly supported a nationally standardized visible OHV identification. Similar support was garnered by BHA in New Mexico, where approximately 1,000 individuals, many of whom are OHV-users, as well as 18 sportsmen and conservation organizations submitted letters to New Mexico’s decision makers. BHA is also working to develop similar support among sportsmen in Neveda. Sportsmen from across the country are sending a clear message to decision makers – visible OHV identification is a crucial, yet missing, component of responsible OHV management that is negatively impacting the integrity of our sporting heritage.
Located in Central Colorado, Brown's Canyon provides unique low-elevation big game habitat and excellent fishing with a truly rugged landscape.
The Arkansas River, which runs through Brown’s Canyon, offers quality backcountry trout fishing opportunities. In addition, Brown’s Canyon provides excellent wildlife habitat for a variety of species including elk, deer and bighorn sheep. For maps outlining wildlife habitat in the area, click the links below.
Click here for a video highlighting hunting and fishing opportunities in the Brown’s Canyon area. (photo courtesy of Jamin Grigg)
Watch the video links below of MN BHA members speaking out against HR 1505:
By giving the Department of Homeland Security sweeping control of all federal lands within 100 miles of a federal border, the Border Bill would exclude sportsmen’s input from projects affecting the border lands upon which many of us depend. Some of the more problematic provisions within HR 1505 include: