Backcountry In Your Backyard Oakland
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March 23
Starting at 2pm
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Platform 43
Oakland, CA

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event_title: Backcountry In Your Backyard Oakland

event_time_zone: America/Los_Angeles

event_start: March 23, 2024 14:00

event_duration: 240

event_end: March 23, 2024 18:00

event_address: 434 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612, United States

event_description:  Are you interested in learning about hunting, but don’t know where to start?Would you like to get more involved with conservation? Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Minority Outdoor Alliance are firing up the grill and we hope you can join us as we cook up some wild game in Oakland, CA!Were hosting a free, all-inclusive workshop for those that want to learn more about hunting, wild food, and the conservation community. Let us help you get safely outdoors and sourcing some of the best protein on earth. Youll find community, connect to conservation, and learn about opportunities to harvest your own wild food. This is your invitation to join us in camp for an afternoon of storytelling and demonstrations on how to process and cook a wild game meal. Sign Up Below Today!What You Can Expect:March 23 at Platform 43 in Oakland. Free and open to the public!Storytelling From Featured Guests.An introduction to hunting, conservation and understanding of how to get started.Learn how to Process and Cook Wild Game.A full cash bar including pairings with our wild game tastings Meet your PresentersDurrell Smith is the co-founder of the Minority Outdoor Alliance. He and his wife Ashley created the non-profit as a way of “bringing the unlikely to the outdoors”. Growing up in Atlanta he was fortunate to have access to nature just outside his grandfather’s back door. While hunting wasn’t part of his upbringing this small connection to the outdoors sparked big ideas beyond the urban setting. As a young adult, Durrell developed a passion for a life built around upland bird hunting. Today he shares his experience and knowledge with others through a blog and podcast called The Sporting Life Notebook.Rachel Vanderwerff is a passionate environmental advocate, community builder, and innovative planner with extensive expertise in conservation and land stewardship. As the founder of Edible Outdoors (EO), Rachel has spearheaded a grassroots organization dedicated to connecting people to the land and fostering environmental stewardship. Through EO, Rachel has developed and hosted unique hands-on learning experiences centered around hunting, fishing, and foraging, engaging diverse audiences in discussions about ethics, sustainability, and safety. Rachel previously served on the board of the Iowa Chapter of the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, contributing to the Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) team. This role underscored her dedication to increasing participation in outdoor activities and conservation initiatives. Rachels favorite place to be is in the forest or near water, and as a resident of Oakland, she is committed to cultivating more opportunities for people to embrace the outdoors in their local environment through Edible Outdoors.(More Coming Soon)BHA is a grassroots, non-profit conservation organization with chapters across North America. We focus our efforts on keeping public lands public, bolstering access to public lands and waters, ensuring we have quality fish and wildlife habitat, and upholding fair chase hunting and angling ethics. You can learn more about BHA here! Minority Outdoor Alliance works to cultivate inclusivity for a healthier outside. You can learn more about MOA here!If you have questions about the event, please reach out to Trey Curtiss from BHA!BHA is proud to partner with: 

 

Are you interested in learning about hunting, but don’t know where to start?

Would you like to get more involved with conservation? 

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Minority Outdoor Alliance are firing up the grill and we hope you can join us as we cook up some wild game in Oakland, CA!

We're hosting a free, all-inclusive workshop for those that want to learn more about hunting, wild food, and the conservation community. Let us help you get safely outdoors and sourcing some of the best protein on earth. You'll find community, connect to conservation, and learn about opportunities to harvest your own wild food. This is your invitation to join us in camp for an afternoon of storytelling and demonstrations on how to process and cook a wild game meal. 

Sign Up Below Today!

What You Can Expect:

  • March 23 at Platform 43 in Oakland. Free and open to the public!
  • Storytelling From Featured Guests.
  • An introduction to hunting, conservation and understanding of how to get started.
  • Learn how to Process and Cook Wild Game.
  • A full cash bar including pairings with our wild game tastings

 

Meet your Presenters

Durrell Smith is the co-founder of the Minority Outdoor Alliance. He and his wife Ashley created the non-profit as a way of “bringing the unlikely to the outdoors”. Growing up in Atlanta he was fortunate to have access to nature just outside his grandfather’s back door. While hunting wasn’t part of his upbringing this small connection to the outdoors sparked big ideas beyond the urban setting. As a young adult, Durrell developed a passion for a life built around upland bird hunting. Today he shares his experience and knowledge with others through a blog and podcast called The Sporting Life Notebook.
Rachel Vanderwerff is a passionate environmental advocate, community builder, and innovative planner with extensive expertise in conservation and land stewardship. As the founder of Edible Outdoors (EO), Rachel has spearheaded a grassroots organization dedicated to connecting people to the land and fostering environmental stewardship. Through EO, Rachel has developed and hosted unique hands-on learning experiences centered around hunting, fishing, and foraging, engaging diverse audiences in discussions about ethics, sustainability, and safety. Rachel previously served on the board of the Iowa Chapter of the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, contributing to the Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) team. This role underscored her dedication to increasing participation in outdoor activities and conservation initiatives. Rachel's favorite place to be is in the forest or near water, and as a resident of Oakland, she is committed to cultivating more opportunities for people to embrace the outdoors in their local environment through Edible Outdoors.

(More Coming Soon)


BHA is a grassroots, non-profit conservation organization with chapters across North America. We focus our efforts on keeping public lands public, bolstering access to public lands and waters, ensuring we have quality fish and wildlife habitat, and upholding fair chase hunting and angling ethics. You can learn more about BHA here! 

Minority Outdoor Alliance works to cultivate inclusivity for a healthier outside. You can learn more about MOA here!

If you have questions about the event, please reach out to Trey Curtiss from BHA!

BHA is proud to partner with:

 

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