About Us

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers carry a wide variety of equipment outdoors — rifles, muzzleloaders, bows, shotguns, fly rods, and spinning tackle.  But we are united by our passion for the rugged, wild habitat that makes North America's hunting and fishing the finest in the world. We share a passion for the challenge, solitude and tradition that are found in our backcountry.

Our freedom depends on habitat; our future depends on you!

Today, there are 300 million Americans – all putting unprecedented pressure on our remaining habitat and clean, free-flowing water. America's hunters and anglers were the country's first conservationists, and our voice is needed more than ever.

After all, no one beats the bushes and run the ridges like backcountry outdoorsmen. We know when things are wrong, and care deeply about keeping our traditions alive and habitat healthy for future generations. After all, when habitat is gone, it's gone forever.

We were born in 2004, around an Oregon campfire, just a bunch of friends planning the next season and bemoaning the loss of special places to crowds, development and the roar of traffic. We have come a long way. Today we have members across the United States and Canada, and formal chapters in many western states. We have a growing reputation as credible, reasonable and effective voice of sportsmen in issues surrounding public land, water and wildlife.

Recently, we have brought on professional staff including an Executive Director, conservation staff and local experts who coordinate habitat protection projects in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, most other western states, and some eastern states too. Even with a solid core staff, we absolutely depend upon our dedicated, passionate members. We need you!

Stand up for America's backcountry heritage and join our membership today!

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Our Mission

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead.

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