Recently, The Denver Post opted to do away with its Outdoors pages, and by extension, Scott Willoughby’s position as Outdoors writer, photographer and columnist. Scott was the recipient of BHA’s Ted Trueblood Award at the National Rendezvous in Denver during March 2014.
The Ted Trueblood Award is given to a person working in the media world whose efforts have made a significant contributions towards promoting BHA core values of protecting wildlands and habitat, promoting responsible and scientifically based wildlife management, and promoting the values and benefits of backcountry hunting and fishing in a fair-chase manner.
Colorado BHA held its 7th annual Rendezvous (& Browns Canyon National Monument celebration) during June 5-7. A group of thirty hunters and anglers from around the state set up camp in the San Isabel National Forest west of Salida/Poncha Springs. Camp was located in a high-mountain meadow (known locally as the “goat wadi”) covering about 6 acres at 10,000 feet in the Sawatch Range. We were next to the Colorado Trail and south of the 167,414-acre Collegiate Peaks Wilderness with easy access to a number of hiking and fishing locales.
It was a relaxed, mostly unstructured “get acquainted” weekend with some serious conversation, plenty of laughter, and good company. During the day Saturday, folks dispersed to go hiking and fishing, returning during the late afternoon for an informal chapter meeting to discuss where we’ve been, where we’re going, and to recognize our collective contributions to BHA’s rapidly growing list of conservation (and other) accomplishments.
Elk, goose, mule deer, mountain lion and more!
Join Backcountry Hunters & Anglers for our first wild game cook-off competition, Thursday, June 11th at Willow Farm Park in Longmont from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Everyone is invited to come out to sample and vote on your favorite wild game dish. The person who cooks-up the winning dish will take home a load of prizes.
Join us for lawn games, guest speakers, beer from Grossen Bart Brewery, raffles, silent auction items and tons of wild meat!
We hope that you can join us!
For more information, call Tim at 651-206-4669.
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.