Backcountry In Your Backyard Orlando
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March 2
Starting at 2pm
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Callahan Neighborhood Center
Orlando, FL

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event_title: Backcountry In Your Backyard Orlando

event_time_zone: America/New_York

event_start: March 02, 2024 14:00

event_duration: 240

event_end: March 02, 2024 18:00

event_address: 101 N Parramore Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, 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 have set up a camp in Orlando and there’s a spot open just for you. 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. 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:Storytelling From Featured Guests.An introduction to hunting, conservation and understanding of how to get started.Learn how to Process and Cook Wild Game. Meet your PresentersAdam Steele was fortunate enough to learn about cooking at the same time he was growing up in wild places and combines these to help teach others. He currently hunts and fishes the St. Johns watershed in central Florida where he runs a small abattoir and processing shop. Proud to call Florida home with his family, and dog named Roux, he volunteers as the Florida chapter R3 chair. Attorney Ashley Smith is a bi-lingual thought leader, group cohesion expert, writer, and national public speaker. Ashley co-founded The Minority Outdoor Alliance with the mission of cultivating a more inclusive world that supports the enjoyment of and conservation of our natural resources. Ashley is also the founder of NOS Global, LLC, which helps organizations uncover how to benefit from an ever-changing world through data-driven diversity, equity, inclusion, and organizational cohesion programs.Ashley has had the honor of giving speeches, facilitating workshops, and hosting large outdoor recreational and educational events for a number of state agencies, conservation organizations, and corporations across the nation.Ashley completed her undergraduate education at the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and Spanish. After college, Ashley completed her law degree at Georgia State University College of Law.Ashley seeks the outdoors as a place to renew and rejuvenate. Ashley likes to meditate, pray, and exercise outdoors. She also enjoys archery, biking, hiking, and fishing. Ashley believes that there is so much more that unites us as human beings than divides us, and believes that being outdoors is the perfect setting for memory making, tradition keeping, and connecting with others. Ashley and her husband have a young daughter and son.Hello everyone! My name is Brandon Thompson but please call me Eazy. Im from New Smyrna Beach, Florida " The shark bite capital of the world. I own and operate a barbershop called "Eazylivinstudios" located in NSB as well. Im very passionate about the outdoors and have been for the past 7 years. Being from Florida fishing has been a part of my life since a very young boy but not hunting. I wanted to explore the  world and learn everything I possibly could learn and just get out there. Some years back when I first started barbering school I used some of the financial aid to buy myself a compound bow. Archery was something that I was truly interested in first. Becoming a barber was a dream and  I knew barbering was the way to make more time for the outdoors since I could make my own schedule. Well long story short I had a very good friend and mentor put me under his wing and taught me everything about archery and hunting he knew and for that I am forever grateful. I love all hunting from the wetlands of Florida to the pine rows and cornfields of Georgia. Fishing the fresh waters or saltwaters. My current passion is duck hunting, overall it has my heart. This past duck season 2023-24 was a special one right next to my very first 7 point buck in 2017. My retriever named "Odie" had his first season, a great season picking up his first banded mottled duck. Now here we are, year 9 for me and year 3 for my boy Odie. Stay tuned!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.Mark Barton is the Vice-Chair of the South Florida Region for the FL Chapter. Like most people in the world, Mark comes from a long line of people who believe meat magically appears in the grocery stores. Without any family or friends to teach him, he struggled to learn to hunt on his own, and didnt take on the challenge until his late 20s. After realizing that most hunting media does not apply to the habitats he was hunting in South Florida, Mark started to adapt his own strategies which was quickly followed by success.In an attempt to increase hunter recruitment in Florida, Mark co-founded the Swamp N Stomp Youtube Channel, which is dedicated to providing Florida-relevant content to help newcomers get the running start that he never had.In his everyday life, Mark is a fish research biologist/ecologist. He now resides in West Palm Beach, FL. When Mark is not volunteering, working, or hunting and fishing, he enjoys thinking about hunting and fishing, and when he will hunt or fish yet again... 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 have set up a camp in Orlando and there’s a spot open just for you. 

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. 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:

  • Storytelling From Featured Guests.
  • An introduction to hunting, conservation and understanding of how to get started.
  • Learn how to Process and Cook Wild Game.

 

Meet your Presenters

Adam Steele was fortunate enough to learn about cooking at the same time he was growing up in wild places and combines these to help teach others. He currently hunts and fishes the St. Johns watershed in central Florida where he runs a small abattoir and processing shop. Proud to call Florida home with his family, and dog named Roux, he volunteers as the Florida chapter R3 chair. 

Attorney Ashley Smith is a bi-lingual thought leader, group cohesion expert, writer, and national public speaker. Ashley co-founded The Minority Outdoor Alliance with the mission of cultivating a more inclusive world that supports the enjoyment of and conservation of our natural resources. Ashley is also the founder of NOS Global, LLC, which helps organizations uncover how to benefit from an ever-changing world through data-driven diversity, equity, inclusion, and organizational cohesion programs.

Ashley has had the honor of giving speeches, facilitating workshops, and hosting large outdoor recreational and educational events for a number of state agencies, conservation organizations, and corporations across the nation.

Ashley completed her undergraduate education at the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and Spanish. After college, Ashley completed her law degree at Georgia State University College of Law.

Ashley seeks the outdoors as a place to renew and rejuvenate. Ashley likes to meditate, pray, and exercise outdoors. She also enjoys archery, biking, hiking, and fishing. Ashley believes that there is so much more that unites us as human beings than divides us, and believes that being outdoors is the perfect setting for memory making, tradition keeping, and connecting with others. Ashley and her husband have a young daughter and son.

Hello everyone! My name is Brandon Thompson but please call me Eazy. I'm from New Smyrna Beach, Florida " The shark bite capital of the world'. I own and operate a barbershop called "Eazylivinstudios" located in NSB as well. I'm very passionate about the outdoors and have been for the past 7 years. Being from Florida fishing has been a part of my life since a very young boy but not hunting. I wanted to explore the  world and learn everything I possibly could learn and just get out there. Some years back when I first started barbering school I used some of the financial aid to buy myself a compound bow. Archery was something that I was truly interested in first. Becoming a barber was a dream and  I knew barbering was the way to make more time for the outdoors since I could make my own schedule. Well long story short I had a very good friend and mentor put me under his wing and taught me everything about archery and hunting he knew and for that I am forever grateful. I love all hunting from the wetlands of Florida to the pine rows and cornfields of Georgia. Fishing the fresh waters or saltwaters. My current passion is duck hunting, overall it has my heart. This past duck season 2023-24 was a special one right next to my very first 7 point buck in 2017. My retriever named "Odie" had his first season, a great season picking up his first banded mottled duck. Now here we are, year 9 for me and year 3 for my boy Odie. Stay tuned!
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.
Mark Barton is the Vice-Chair of the South Florida Region for the FL Chapter. Like most people in the world, Mark comes from a long line of people who believe meat magically appears in the grocery stores. Without any family or friends to teach him, he struggled to learn to hunt on his own, and didn't take on the challenge until his late 20s. After realizing that most hunting media does not apply to the habitats he was hunting in South Florida, Mark started to adapt his own strategies which was quickly followed by success.
In an attempt to increase hunter recruitment in Florida, Mark co-founded the Swamp N Stomp Youtube Channel, which is dedicated to providing Florida-relevant content to help newcomers get the running start that he never had.
In his everyday life, Mark is a fish research biologist/ecologist. He now resides in West Palm Beach, FL. When Mark is not volunteering, working, or hunting and fishing, he enjoys thinking about hunting and fishing, and when he will hunt or fish yet again...

 


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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