Utah Newsletter February 2013

Utah Backcountry Hunters & Anglers are honoured to host Randy Newberg at the 2013 International Sportsmen Expo (ISE) in Salt Lake City, March 14-17. As host of the Sportsman Channel’s “On Your Own Adventures”, Newberg is a do-it-yourself hunter who hunts exclusively on public lands.

Randy will be greeting visitors at the BHA booth when he’s not presenting an Expo seminar on hunting wolves. Randy is a longtime supporter of BHA. Check out his web page.

For those who may not be familiar with On Your Own Adventures, the program focuses on “…hunting, in rugged conditions, with the challenges of public lands and public hunters.” BHA will be sponsoring a program in early 2013 featuring a mule deer hunt in the southern Rockies.

The Expo will be at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah (15 min. south of Salt Lake City) on March 14-17, 2013 (Thursday-Sunday). ISE will offer a huge variety of hands-on features, fun contests, and free hunting and fishing seminars. But attendees really want to see and shop for...stuff, big and small, plus adventures nearby and around the world.

For more information about the ISE in Salt Lake City, click on this link.

Utah BHA Social Get-together

In conjunction with the ISE show, we are planning a BHA social gathering to provide members, friends and family members a chance to get acquainted, extend our BHA friendships, and swap hunting and fishing stories. The event will be held 7 pm Saturday, March 16 at The Studios at Jordan Commons, 9400 S State St. Sandy, UT 84070. This venue accessed from the lobby of the Megaplex theater complex, an easy, 5 minute walk north of the Expo venue in South Towne Expo Center. Complementary snacks and beverages will be served. Randy will be in attendance and there will be free screenings of professionally produced hunting videos. BHA representatives will be on hand to discuss issues of interest and listen to any suggestions or concerns members might have.

2nd Annual National BHA Rendezvous

We are fortunate that the second annual National BHA Rendezvous will be March 22-24 in Boise, Idaho as the relatively short drive will allow more of our members to attend. Last year’s National Rendezvous in Missoula was a terrific success and lots of fun and the event had a strong Utah showing. Many new friendships were made and undoubtedly more than a few new hunting and fishing-buddy partnerships were formed. Check out the BHA website for more details: www.backcountryhunters.org .

See this link for the schedule of events and to register. Call Rose Caslar, (541) 398-0091, our Rendezvous Coordinator, if you want to make an auction/raffle donation, and don't miss the registration deadline of March 4th! Register online, via email, or by phone: (541) 398-0091. We’ve recently opened the BHA forum to the public so that it is much easier to access and use and have added a topic called Rendezvous Carpooling. Follow this link to the forum: http://www.backcountryhunters.org/index.php?option=com_kunena&view=listcat&Itemid=53

The Utah chapter is also planning a mini-rendezvous for our chapter sometime in the spring of 2013. More information about this gathering will be provided in an upcoming newsletter.

Volunteer(s) Needed

Our current treasurer and secretary are relocating to Wyoming. We encourage you to consider volunteering to help the Utah BHA Chapter continue to be your voice for Utah backcountry hunters and anglers.

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