From 7 founders
around a campfire to 40,000+ MEMBERS

Dear Friends

2019 was Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ best year yet. It has been an incredible journey with you by our side as we grew from seven to 40,000 members in just 15 short years.

A message from BHA President and CEO Land Tawney

We’re proud of the milestones we reached in 2019



who wrote


Letters to decision makers


Public land supporters

from chapters in


states, two Canadian provinces, one Canadian territory, and Washington, D.C.


volunteer hours

the equivalent of nearly


full time employees


College Clubs

with several more

in development

Top Hits

Chapter Accomplishments

Chapter Donations

  • Alberta Chapter contributed $2k for stream remediation in the Ghost Public Land Use Zone.
  • CO Chapter donated $240 to support a new stream access site.
  • ID Chapter Donated $1000 and Volunteer Time to a new archery range near Boise.
  • Indiana BHA contributed $3,500 to multiple projects at Roush Lake fish and wildlife area, which included installation of wood duck boxes and the restoration of a public 3D archery range.
  • MT Chapter donated:
    • $1,560 for a signage project in SW Montana encouraging responsible, legal OHV use.
    • $1,500 to assist the USFS in a bridge build in NW Montana which restored trail access to public lands.
    • $1,000 to help complete a public/free archery range in Missoula spearheaded by Hellgate Hunters & Anglers.
  • ND Chapter contributed $11,400 to a Yellowstone River boat ramp renovation project.
  • Southeast Chapter donated $250 and 100 Journals to Southern Outdoors Unlimited for their handicapped youth Super Hunt.
  • WA Chapter contributed $5k to Migratory Corridor Crossing Project
  • WI Chapter contributed $2000 for CWD carcass dumpsters
  • WY Chapter donated $3,000 to Access Yes


Financial Statement

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on private donations for our organization’s work on public lands. BHA is fiscally transparent and strives to be efficient in our everyday work. In Fiscal Year 2019 our revenue was $5,120,611 and expenses were $4,736,329. We directed 93.6 percent of our own budget to programs and 6.4 percent to administration and fundraising. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ tax ID is 20-1037177. Statement of Activities, Year Ended December 31, 2019

Support and Revenue
Grant Revenue $1,976,093
Events and Miscellaneous $967,025
Membership and Donations $1,456,003
Business Sponsorship $273,510
Merchandise $447,980
Total Revenue $5,120,611
Program Expenses $4,433,858
Management and General $92,521
Fundraising $209,950
Total Expenses $4,736,329
Change in Net Assets $384,282
Support and Revenue

Corporate Partners

  • Alpacka Raft
  • Benchmade
  • Black Coffee Roasting Co.
  • Camp Chef
  • Crispi
  • Danner
  • Decker
  • Elk Valley Big Horn Outfitters
  • Federal Ammunition
  • Filson
  • First Lite
  • Gerber
  • Global Rescue
  • goHunt
  • Leupold
  • MTN Ops
  • Nemo
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Northweatern Outdoors Radio
  • OnX
  • Orvis
  • Passalacqua Winery
  • G5 Prime
  • RepYourWater
  • Sage
  • Seek Outside
  • Sitka Gear
  • Stanley
  • Stone Glacier
  • Tanglefree
  • Tony Bynum Photography
  • Traeger Wood Fired Grills
  • Under Armour
  • Victory Archery
  • Vortex
  • Weatherby
  • Weston
  • Wilderness Lite
  • Yeti

Board Members

  • Ted Koch (Idaho) Chair
  • J.R. Young (California) Vice Chair
  • T. Edward Nickens (North Carolina) Secretary
  • Jeffrey Jones (Alabama) Treasurer
  • Ben Bulis (Montana)
  • Ryan Callaghan (Montana)
  • Bill Hanlon (British Columbia)
  • Hilary Hutcheson (Montana)
  • Heather Kelly (Alaska)
  • Tom McGraw (Michigan)
  • Ben O’Brien (Montana)

Staff Members

  • Land Tawney, President & CEO
  • Tim Brass, State Policy and Field Operations Director
  • John Gale, Conservation Director
  • Frankie McBurney Olson, Operations Director
  • Katie McKalip, Communications Director
  • Tim Brass, Field Operations Director
  • Trey Curtiss, R3 Coordinator
  • Katie DeLorenzo, Western Regional Manager and Southwest Chapter Coordinator
  • Kevin Farron, Montana Chapter Coordinator
  • Chris Hennessey, Eastern Regional Manager and Chapter Coordinator
  • Ace Hess, Idaho and Nevada Chapter Coordinator
  • Josh Kaywood, Southeast Chapter Coordinator
  • Morgan Mason, Armed Forces Initiative Coordinator
  • Jason Meekhof, Great Lakes Chapter Coordinator
  • Jesse Salsberry, Northwest Chapter Coordinator & Video Production Assistant
  • Kylie Schumacher, Collegiate Club Coordinator
  • Ty Stubblefield, Chapter Coordinator and New Chapter Development
  • Brien Webster, Program Manager & Colorado and Wyoming Chapter Coordinator
  • John Gale, Conservation Director - Policy and Government Relations
  • Rob Parkins, Public Access Coordinator
  • Julia Peebles, Government Relations Manager
  • Katie McKalip, Communications Director
  • Walker Conyngham, Communications Coordinator
  • Zack Williams, Backcountry Journal Editor
  • Robert Yagid, Digital Media Coordinator
  • Frankie McBurney Olson, Operations Director
  • Grant Alban, Corporate Sponsorship and Special Events
  • Caitlin Frisbie, Operations Associate and Special Assistant to the President
  • Ryan Silcox, Membership Coordinator
  • Dylan Snyder, Operations Assistant