Idaho BHA Board

ID Co-Chair Blake Fischer

Idaho BHA Blake Fischer
Blake instructing daughter (and future traditional bowhunter) Marlie on the finer points target acquisition.

Blake lives in Boise, ID with his wife Brandie, daughter Marlie, son Cash, and hound dog Luke. He has never lived anywhere else and can't really see why anyone would live anywhere else. Hobbies: Hunting. Anywhere, anytime, well not as much since the kids were born. He doesn't hunt to kill, but rather hunts to hunt.

An avid traditional bowhunter he hunts exclusively with his recurve, and broadheads of his own design. When not hunting in the backcountry you can find him running with his hound dog (and usually pushing the kids) to keep in shape for his next hunt.

Hunting hard is what he likes, chasing hounds, climbing after goats, or dropping in on a high country mule deer. He can't wait to get his kids big enough so that he can take them with him on his adventures.

Co-Chair Bruce Smithhammer

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Bruce and his faithful pal 'Hank.'

Bruce Smithhammer lives in Teton Valley, Idaho, where he writes for numerous sporting, regional and conservation magazines. He is co-owner of the digital publishing company, Pulp Fly, and blogs about his upland adventures at Mouthful of Feathers. When not doing this he can be found harassing fish with a long skinny stick, chasing birds with his favorite canine pal Hank, and wandering far from the nearest road with a longbow. 

ID Co-Chair Derrick Reeves

Idaho BHA Derrick Reevest
Derrick and son Wyatt after a successful north central Idaho turkey hunt

Derrick lives in Deary, ID with his wife Tera, and children Katelyn and Wyatt. Derrick has two passions that he pursues: backpacking and hunting. He is happiest when he can combine the two. Derrick is fortunate to live in close proximity to some of the premier backpack hunting opportunities in the lower 48, and became active in BHA to help ensure that the opportunities he enjoys are available for his children.

ID Treasurer Sean Carriere

Idaho BHA Sean Carriere
Sean on a wilderness Caribou hunt on the North Slope of Alaska

Sean lives in Middleton, Idaho with his wife Lisa and two daughters Maria and Rebecca. Sean works in the high tech industry but spends his free time hunting, fishing, and camping throughout Idaho and the US. He enjoys introducing his daughters to the joys of the outdoor lifestyle. A member of a number of wildlife organizations, and a former Vice President and Board Member of the Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation, Sean has a long history of working for our wildlife, habitat, and land so we can pursue our passions.

Idaho Board

Secretary: Jeff Barney

Advisory Board Members:

North Central: Clay Hayes

Boise: Jeff Fealko

Southwest: Larry Fishcher

East: Steve Walker

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