Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Releases Online Outdoor Skills Video Series

MISSOULA— Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is teaming up with woodcraft expert Clay Hayes to use the Internet to keep ancient backcountry skills alive.


“Aside from helping folks enjoy their time in the backcountry, basic wilderness skills can help keep people alive,” said Land Tawney, executive director of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. “We’re delighted to capture and share the skills displayed by Clay, for a new generation to learn and enjoy.”

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is a national conservation group that dubs itself “the sportsmen’s voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.” Clay Hayes is a biologist and craftsman in Idaho, who produces how-to videos for his company, Twisted Stave.

Twisted Stave is producing a special series of videos for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to teach skills such as building fires, building shelters and hanging food away from bears.

“These are the kinds of skills that every new hunter and angler should master in order to safely enjoy the backcountry,” said Hayes. “Along the way, even veteran wilderness travelers may pick up an interesting tip or two.”

The videos will be posted at and are free for the viewing.

Stay tuned to BHA’s youtube channel for future “Backcountry College” videos, which will continue to be released on a regular basis throughout the hunting season.

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