Public lands are vital to our opportunity for hunting and fishing in Utah. These lands also provide thousands of outdoor-related and other jobs. Quite literally, these lands put food on our tables.
Utah hunters and anglers are serious about the responsibility we share to safeguard public lands.We support county efforts to conserve public lands in ways that work for local communities and preserve our outdoor legacy for future generations.
Let's continue the conversation, work together, and find solutions.
Read the Deseret News article here 6-20-2012
Read the Desert News article here 11-8-2011
News Release by Bill Eckerle, Utah BHA Treasurer published in the Salt Lake Tribune Wed., November 2, 2011
Hearing on new bill scheduled for tomorrow before Rob Bishop’s sub-committee
Salt Lake City (November 2, 2011) – Utah sportsmen and small business owners today raised concerns about congressional legislation that would allow new uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park — overturning a 20-year moratorium proposed by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to protect the Colorado River, wildlife habitat and the local tourism economy.
by Bill Eckerle, Utah BHA Treasurer published in the Deseret News, November 8, 2011
When most of us think of the Grand Canyon, we think of endless vistas in one of the world’s most famous national parks. But the Canyon and the river running through it are also the lifeblood for dozens of species of wildlife valued by hunters and anglers nation-wide. Colorado River trout, elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and desert bighorn sheep create a sportsmen’s paradise.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.