Colorado Chapter Board Member
Colorado BHA Southwest Regional Director (& BHA Life Member), Dan Parkinson, was born and raised in Denver and some of his fondest early memories are of family camping and fishing trips in the mountains of Colorado and the West. “Mom and Dad planted the seed of appreciation for wild places and wild things in me and it is a gift that I hope to share with others,” Dan says.
Dan really didn’t start hunting seriously until a college buddy got him hooked on archery elk hunting which has been his passion for more than thirty years. For Dan, “Traditional bow hunting for elk is the perfect combination of wild backcountry challenge, adventure and an opportunity to put delicious, healthy food on the table”. In addition, Dan feels that quiet, strenuous outdoor adventures like hunting and fishing “provide an opportunity for some necessary personal introspection – to take stock, be thankful and spend some time in the “wilderness within”. Dan’s angling preferences have changed from bait fishing for “anything that you could eat” as a kid to mostly small stream fly fishing for wild trout.