The New York Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, which was officially sanctioned in March 2014, is focused on bringing BHA's proven approaches to conserving New York's wild places and rich outdoor heritage. New York has a strong history of conservation, as well as some of the best hunting and fishing in North America. The world-renowned Adirondack Mountains kindled the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt, who went on to establish a transformative movement that guided America to a new paradigm for managing and conserving our wild places. At the core of that paradigm are hunters and anglers.
Yet today, New York's backcountry remains at risk from short-sighted, politically motivated decisions that often are made without consideration for practical science or common sense. New York BHA aims to carry on the Roosevelt legacy by providing bold, science-driven conservation leadership that is led by hunters and anglers and benefits all residents of New York and beyond.
To ensure high quality wildlife habitat, we stand for proper management and protection of the lands and waters that give New Yorkers the opportunity to peacefully cast a fly or slip through the November deer woods. These places are here for us to ply our traditional ways and ours to protect for the future.
Please contact us to learn how you can get involved in New York BHA!