Inside the Spring Issue of BHA’s Backcountry Journal

News for Immediate Release
April 16, 2019
Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, [email protected]


The newest issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ magazine is available today


MISSOULA, Mont. – The spring issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ quarterly magazine, Backcountry Journal, hit mailboxes across the continent last week. This issue contains 70-plus pages of stories, news and photographs of hunting and fishing North America’s public lands and waters. Here’s a highlight reel:

Navigating Rendezvous: BHA’s 8th annual North American Rendezvous kicks off May 1 in Boise with a wild and packed schedule of seminars, demonstrations, outdoor events and old favorites like the Wild Game Cook-off. Learn how to make the most of your trip to Idaho from Rendezvous veteran Josh Mills.

Badlands Under Pressure: Wilderness on the Great Plains? North Dakota’s wild grasslands are a unique ecosystem filled with opportunity. Unfortunately, they’re increasingly threatened by development and habitat fragmentation. BHA North Dakota Chapter board member Brock Wahl outlines what’s at stake in the Badlands – and the hard work necessary to conserve this place for future generations.  

Wheeling, Dealing & Whitefish: Chef Eduardo Garcia shows us how to enjoy one of the West’s most overlooked fish: the mountain whitefish. Eduardo demonstrates an array of options: whitefish empanadas, molcajete salsa and charred, pickled red onions. Expand your skills in the kitchen and make use of a readily available and delicious fish.

In the Arena: Ron Mills: In this new Backcountry Journal column, Hal Herring tells story of a fan favorite on BHA’s Podcast & Blast. Hear about the fascinating life of Ron Mills, one of Montana’s foremost outfitters and an outdoorsman steeped in the wilderness of “the Bob,” Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness.  

Common Ground: A Yellowstone Traverse: David Laufenberg and Seth Langbauer take us along on their exploration of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem and its wildlife in a 250-mile trail run from Bozeman to Red Lodge, Montana. Throughout their journey, they reflect on the legacies of George Bird Grinnell, Theodore Roosevelt and Garrett Hardin and on continuing their fight for the region’s conservation.

Backcountry Journal is distributed to BHA members, elected officials and land management agencies. It also is available in a digital flipbook edition, available to members on the BHA website. Join BHA today to get your copy.


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