Around the country on America’s wild public lands, BHA members are helping to protect pristine habitat key to great hunting and fishing. Read on to find out more about State Chapter projects and work days.
Idaho BHA –
May 3-5, the Idaho Chapter partnered with the Idaho Fish & Game to remove approximately 3,500 feet of barbed wire fence and T-posts to improve elk migration corridors on the Craig Mountian Wildlife Management Area. Chapter members camped at Benton Meadows on Craig Mountain, did some turkey and bear hunting and enjoyed campfire camaraderie. The age of members involved ranged from 15-70! For photos from the event, click here.
On July 27th, the newly-formed Wyoming Chapter will lead a work day in partnership with the Laramie Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. WY BHA will install buck and rail fencing to protect riparian areas and meadows on Pole Mountain from ongoing illegal motorized abuse and degradation of otherwise high quality mule deer and elk habitat.
Colorado BHA –
In August, CO BHA will be partnering with the Yampa District of the White River National Forest and Colorado Parks & Wildlife to seed, barricade and restore illegal motorized routes. With funding from Patagonia, CO BHA will also install an interpretive sign designed to educate sportsmen and OHV users about the impacts of illegal motorized use on habitat and big game hunting opportunity. To learn more about this project, click here.
This summer, Washington BHA will be partnering with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife to help reestablish property boundaries, design trailheads and monitor the West Branch Little Spokane Wildlife Area. The West Branch is a brand new non-motorized wildlife area with excellent fly-fishing and whitetail deer hunting that WA BHA plans to formally adopt in the near future.