2021 Annual Report

What 7 friends
started in 2004 grew to 423,000+ in 2021

Thank You!

BHA is comprised of a community of the willing, individuals who are dedicated to working hard and raising our voices on behalf of the places and opportunities we hold dear. The past year hasn’t been easy, but our focused efforts – informing and engaging our community in important issues, spurring advocacy, teaching skills, imparting wisdom and telling stories – has led to new opportunities … and new successes.

Top image by Ben Herndon

A message from BHA President and CEO Land Tawney

2021 By the Numbers


raised by

Wyoming BHA

to support

four hunters accessing public lands by “corner crossing”

in Carbon County, Wyo.



sent to policymakers from BHA members and supporters



raised for

Project Aspen

a BHA endowment kicked off in the summer of 2021


raised for the

Outdoors for All Scholarship Fund

dedicated to making

the outdoors accessible for everyone


congressional hearings and markups

held on legislation that would conserve public lands, waters and wildlife

with the support of BHA

Top Wins

Chapter Accomplishments


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 2020 our revenue was $6,033,687 and expenses were $5,073,040. We directed 87 percent of our own budget to programs and 13 percent to administration and fundraising. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ tax ID is 20-1037177.

Support and Revenue
Grant Revenue $2,653,410
Events and Miscellaneous $890,327
Membership $1,095,052
Donations and Interest $722,013
Business Sponsorship $410,957
Merchandise $261,928
Total Revenue $6,033,687
Policy Advocacy, Habitat Stewardship, and Education $4,418,714
Management and General $271,924
Fundraising $382,402
Total Expenses $5,073,040
Change in Net Assets $960,647

Statement of Activities, Year Ended December 31, 2021

Corporate Partners

  • Alpacka Raft
  • Benchmade Knife Co.
  • Big Agnes
  • Black Coffee Roasting Co.
  • Camp Chef
  • Danner
  • Eukanuba
  • Federal
  • FHF Gear
  • Filson
  • First Lite
  • Fleet Farm
  • Gerber Gear
  • goHunt
  • Montana Mex
  • Mountain Top Motor Co.
  • Nemo Equipment
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • NRS
  • Northwestern Outdoors Radio
  • onX Maps
  • RepYourWater
  • Sage
  • Savage Arms
  • Seek Outside
  • Sitka
  • Stone Glacier
  • Tony Bynum Photography
  • Traeger Grills
  • Vortex Optics
  • Weatherby
  • Weston
  • Wilderness Lite
  • Work Sharp Sharpeners
  • Yeti

North American Board of Directors

Current as of December 2021

  • Ted Koch, Chair
  • J.R. Young, Vice Chair
  • T. Edward Nickens, Secretary
  • Jeffrey M. Jones, Treasurer
  • Dr. Keenan Adams
  • Ryan Callaghan
  • Bill Hanlon
  • Hilary Hutcheson
  • Dr. Christopher L. Jenkins
  • Heather Kelly
  • Tom McGraw
  • Ben O’Brien

Staff Members

Current as of April 2022

Chapters and Programs