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:
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers bids a sad goodbye to Dan Heinz, a stalwart supporter of BHA and the ideals the organization stands for. He was as tough as the Nevada backcountry he loved so dearly. Please read on for stories of Dan, written by his friends and fellow outdoorsmen.
Montana chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers was recognized for its outstanding efforts protecting habitat and hunting and fishing opportunities in the Treasure State!
Chapter Chairman Greg Munther accepted the award for the most effective conservation group of the past year, given by the Montana Wildlife Federation. In giving the award, federation president Tim Aldrich praised Munther and the chapter's dedication to conservation, in particular pointing out efforts to protect national forest backcountry from motorized traffic and protecting quiet fishing opportunities on the Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers.
MWF President Aldrich said, "For a chapter of a National organization, the Montana Chapter of Back Country Hunters and Anglers has left an incredible mark on the hunting, fishing and conservation summary of recent accomplishments. Their entirely volunteer organization has taken on critically important issues, developed cooperative relationships with like-minded organizations and just been amazingly effective."
The Montana Wildlife Federation is the oldest and largest conservation group in Montana, dating back 77 years. Thanks to MWF, Greg and all our members! Help spread the word -- BHA is making a big difference!
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers annual report shows that there are no shortage of work to do protecting backcountry habitat to ensure that future generations enjoy great hunting and angling experiences. Our campaigns, described in the report, have reached politicians and hundreds of outdoorsmen to deliver the message that YOU have told us is important: keep wild country pristine and quiet!
Dear BHA Members,
You may know that the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on H.R. 4089, the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act, this week.
As a sportsmen’s conservation organization, we felt compelled to comment. While we support numerous parts of this bill, there are specific details that could result in enormous negative consequences for world renowned hunting and fishing destinations, conservation and public lands fish and wildlife habitat.
In a letter to the House this week, BHA asked the House of Representatives to address these outstanding issues.
BHA knows that our members depend on keeping public lands open for hunting and fishing, andwe will defend that legacy with all we have.
However, included in the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act is specific language that would undermine the proud heritage American sportsmen have been defending for generations:
As sportsmen who know and use our public lands, we urge our Representatives to fix these major problems with H.R. 4089!