BHA leaders, members and friends joined together for the third Muster in the Mountains July 22 and 23 in Roseland, Virginia. Held at the beautiful Devils Backbone Brewing Basecamp and Meadows, Public Land Owners gathered to celebrate wild lands with the BHA mix of comradery, competition, education, entertainment and feasting.
President and CEO Land Tawney joined us for the fun, as did BHA North America Board Member Ben O'Brien of Duck Camp.
The weekend kicked off with an incomparable five-course wild harvest dinner by Wade Truong and Rachel Owen of Elevated Wild and the Devils Backbone culinary team.
New England and New York Chapter Coordinator Chris Borgatti gets pint cups ready for Muster attendees.
The five-course wild harvested dinner provided by Wade Truong and Rachel Owen of Elevated Wild and prepared by the Devils Backbone culinary team.
BHA North American Board Member Ben O'Brien with the folks attending Muster.
BHA President and CEO Land Tawney addressing the crowd at Saturday’s policy roundtable.
The Armed Forces Initiative talking about its mission to Muster attendees.
Attendees had plenty of activities to choose from, including the following:
· Sunrise Hike to Hunt (including a rattlesnake!)
· Tree Saddle Hunting Demos
· Casting for Kids by Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
· Intro to Archery by Green Top
· Turkey Calling Competition
· Conservation Policy Roundtable
· Live Music
BHA Ohio Chapter Vice Chair Henry Distad overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains.
People enjoying music by the bonfire.
And finally, a slew of auctions for hunting and angling adventures and 13 raffle packages of gear offered plenty of excitement and raised valuable dollars for our conservation work. Thank you to the many individuals and businesses who contributed!