Armed Forces Initiative - Get Involved

Here’s how to get started!

Sign up with BHA on the Military Membership HERE.

  • It’s $15 for active duty and veterans in North America, all branches welcome.
  • Be sure to choose the military membership: accountability in our military membership is important for reporting and our custom Armed Forces Newsletters that we’ll be sending.
  • https://www.backcountryhunters.org/military_membership

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Spread the Word!

  • Let’s make some noise and rally the support in for this one. Sign up, share, like, tag – get eyes on this project
  • This is for North America’s active and veteran military members – seasoned backcountry killers, adult onset hunters, and anyone in between. Together we’ll uphold the public land and water and wildlife ethics as a unified voice who want to protect our strong hunting and fishing heritage for the generations to come.

Are you well versed and/or trained in BHA efforts and initiatives while matching the ethos of the BHA? Volunteer to be a leader HERE.

Signed up as a leader? We’d love you to consider hosting a small BHA event:

  • We’re always looking for volunteers who are willing to help at or coordinate a night at the shooting range to work on rifles, shotguns, and pistols and talk conservation (#plinkingforpittman), build a film tour, a BHA style 3-Gun competition (ask me about this), storytelling night, pint night, wild game cook-off, etc.
  • I want to hear your ideas that intersect exceptionally well with the intersection of military and BHA. This is ours to build!
  • Email me to schedule a time to talk ideas: mason@backcountryhunters.org

Lead or Participate in a Work Project:

  • Coordinate volunteer opportunities with local state agencies and/or lead or help organize a stewardship project.
  • Email me to schedule a time to talk ideas: mason@backcountryhunters.org

Help Inform Policy:

  • Share your story - write an op-ed or letter-to-the-editor (LTE) in support of public lands, waters, and/or wildlife.
  • Send me pitches for the Armed Forces Blog: COMMS CHANNEL
  • Attend your local wildlife agency meetings. It’s important to have local BHA members present at monthly meetings to help relay BHA’s positions on issues impacting access and opportunity, fish and wildlife habitat, and fair chase ethics.

Join the Conversation:

Take Action:

  • Take Action on BHA priority issues. Please take 5-10 minutes to read the emails, social media posts, and calls to action we share with you – and most importantly, take action following the instructions we provide to make sure your voice is heard! You can also check out the Take Action page on our website.

Help us Grow:

  • Buy a BHA (gift) membership for a friend or relative who shares the same public lands, waters, and wildlife values that you do.

Donate:

  • The Armed Forces Initiative is a brand new program. We’re looking for an all-hands-on-deck approach. All funds contributed will directly go towards the program’s funding needs.

 

To Discuss Your Interest in Helping the Armed Forces Initiative Please Contact:

Morgan Mason, Armed Forces Initiative Coordinator: mason@backcountryhunters.org

About Morgan Mason

Hot on the heels of pointing dogs, Morgan cut his teeth on life and hunting in the milo stubble and CRP fields in northeastern Kansas. He spent his adolescence and teen years hunting, fishing, and working on the family's quarter-section cattle farm. At