For many years now Colorado BHA members have advocated for protection of the roadless big game habitat and wild waters found in Brown’s Canyon. BHA Life Member, Bill Sustrich and Habitat Watchman, Bill Dvorak recently expressed their thanks to Senator Mark Udall for his efforts to see that this landscape continue to produce big wild rams and healthy brown trout.
Their thanks were featured in the following segments which ran on the local radio station, KVRH:
It is no secret that Colorado holds some of the finest hunting and fishing opportunities in the world. As an employed guide for both of these pursuits, I work directly with families, groups of friends and solo hunters/anglers from all over this nation and places beyond.
Colorado has some of the healthiest fisheries in the West, world-renowned mule deer hunting and nearly three times the number of elk as the next closest state.
A big reason is because we have the habitat to support these populations. In particular, we have great backcountry and wilderness areas that provide clean sources of water for the creeks and rivers and ultimately for the fish. We have vast mountainous terrain that provides necessary habitat in the spring, summer and fall for elk and deer (and so many other species), as well as quality winter range in our sagebrush habitats and lower grasslands. Quality habitat results in billions of dollars for our state from resident and nonresident hunters and anglers, every single year.
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.