In Idaho and throughout the West, politicians have their eyes set on selling off the public lands that you depend on to hunt, fish and recreate. We simply cannot stand idle as special interests seek to rob us of our American birthright.
Join Idaho Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and sportsmen from throughout the state, Thursday, February 12th at 12:00 PM on the steps of the Idaho State Capitol in Boise as we rally support for keeping public lands in public hands. You simply cannot afford not to show up. We hope to see you there!
We'll also be hosting a post-rally after party at 10 Barrels Brewery from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Join us for beer, raffles and more!
For more information on the foolish, but growing efforts to wrest public lands away from public ownership, check out this report.
Arriving at the Capitol 11:30AM - 11:45AM
Pickup Location for Departure Home:
Cant make it, but still interested in helping? Tell your elected officials to stop the public land sell-off by signing the Sportsman's Pledge here.
For More information call: 406-370-4325
Join Idaho BHA and Idaho Traditional Bowhunters for our annual gathering and trad bow shoot - June 28th & 29th, at the Scout Mtn. Range, just south of Pocatello! Check out the attached .pdf for details, and we hope to see you there!!
Dear Idaho Backcountry Hunters and Anglers,
Hopefully you were able to get out and enjoy some success last fall, however you measure it, and by now are planning your next adventure into the backcountry. I was fortunate to be able to spend time with my brother, son, and father-in-law hunting last fall, and the experience left me committed to working to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to share the backcountry with the people that are important to them.
As we move into a new year, I would like to review some of the Idaho Chapter’s accomplishments in 2013 and provide an update on Chapter activities planned for 2014.
The Idaho Chapter of BHA is pleased to announce the Conservation Officer's Youth Camp Scholarship to 10 year-old Remington, of Wilder, ID!
In his scholarship essay, Remington indicated he is excited at the prospect of learning new skills, is considering a career as a Conservation Officer, and is looking forward to becoming "an avid and passionate outdoorsman." Sounds like he is well on his way.
Remington was nominated by BHA member Steve Gale. The Idaho Chapter of BHA is proud to be able to contribute to providing these types of opportunities to our young people.
The Idaho Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers teamed up with Idaho Traditional Bowhunters, the Pocatello Field Archers club and Traditional Bowhunter magazine to host a successful archery shoot on Scout Mountain, near Pocatello, last weekend. Archers in attendance ranged in age from 4 to 70, from all over eastern Idaho and beyond. All participated in what turned out to be a really fun weekend, with a variety of creative shooting competitions and lots of informal, fun practice, as well as a "Beer Can Shoot-out" competition, sponsored by Traditional Bowhunter Magazine. A Dutch Oven potluck and campout completed the weekend, with great conversation about the work that BHA is doing, and how we can continue to have an even greater impact, both locally and state-wide. This is definitely an event that we plan to do again next year!
For more photos from the event, click here.
Idaho BHA & Idaho Traditional Bowhunters are hosting a dutch oven cook-out and archery shoot July 13-14 at the Pocatello Field Archer's, Scott Mountain Archery Range.
Get together with fellow BHA and ITB members for a day of shooting (fishing available below the campground on Mink Creek) followed by a potluck Dutch oven dinner around the campfire at 7 pm Saturday night.
Camping is available on site in the aspens and pines. Toilets on site – no showers. Join us to discuss BHAs and ITBs activities now and in the future, bring the family, camp out, or just stay for the day and have fun! Hope to see you there!
Around the country on America’s wild public lands, BHA members are helping to protect pristine habitat key to great hunting and fishing. Read on to find out more about State Chapter projects and work days.
Idaho BHA –
May 3-5, the Idaho Chapter partnered with the Idaho Fish & Game to remove approximately 3,500 feet of barbed wire fence and T-posts to improve elk migration corridors on the Craig Mountian Wildlife Management Area. Chapter members camped at Benton Meadows on Craig Mountain, did some turkey and bear hunting and enjoyed campfire camaraderie. The age of members involved ranged from 15-70! For photos from the event, click here.
In the video below Idaho BHA member Jeff Barney thanks Congressman Mike Simpson for his work to protect protect Idaho's Boulder White Clouds. As Jeff explains "one of the reasons I go up there is because there's fish up there that you don't measure in inches, you measure in pounds. Click here or the image below for the thank you video.