Join us for a LIVE storytelling event in Whitefish! BHA's Campfire Stories presented by C.C. Filson is guaranteed to entertain and inspire! This event WILL sell out, so purchase your tickets below! All ticket purchases INCLUDE a BHA membership - a $25 value - so you're really just renewing your membership or becoming a member. If you're already a member, we'll add a year membership onto your existing expiration date. It's a helluva deal!
Friday, June 8th
Doors at 6pm; Stories at 7pm
101 Central Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937
Storytellers include Rachel VandeVoort, Ryan Busse, Bill Hanlon, Jess Johnson, Ben Long and Hal Herring.
And with raffle prizes from Filson, Yeti, Danner Boots, OnX Hunt and others, there's a good chance you'll go home with more than just a refreshed fondness for our public lands.
All proceeds benefit our wild public lands, waters and wildlife, and ticket prices include an annual membership from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (a $25 value!).
*** Make a weekend out of it! Join fellow public land owners at the Montana Chapter Campout on Murray Lake in the Stillwater State Forest, just a few minutes outside of Whitefish. The weekend-long campout will feature free activities and friendly competitions including an archery shoot, wild game eats and a powwow to discuss the work being done and on the horizon for the Montana Chapter. New this year, Rick and Linda Schmidt will be leading the group in a series of Dutch oven cooking demonstrations. And on the water, folks will have an opportunity to try their hand at paddling traditional North American birch bark or wood canvas canoes. Folks are encouraged to bring their fishing gear and float tubes! The Montana chapter will be providing lunch (Ed's BBQ!) and dinner on Saturday. A good time will be had by all and we hope to see you there! ***
Bill Hanlon - Bill has been an irascible wilderness fighter for the last 30 years with various conservation organizations in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. He is the first chair of the British Columbia Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and co-founder of the Hornaday Wilderness Society. Bill spends every possible minute horsepacking, backpacking and hunting - especially for wild sheep - in the wildest places remaining in British Columbia.
Rachel Vandevoort - Referred to as Mountain Mama by her husband and two sons, Rachel is a Montana girl that has filled the part of her life that is not spent recreating on public land and water by working in, around, and for the recreation industry. She is currently creating and directing the Montanan Office of Outdoor Recreation for Governor Bullock.
Ryan Busse - Ryan serves as board of directors chair for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. He has been hunting, fishing, dreaming about both or telling stories since he was old enough to eat solid food. He's been schooled by critters of all sorts including small birds and fish no bigger than a minnow. Somehow Ryan manages to be in the company of his wife, Sara, and their two boys, Badge and Lander, as they teach him all they know about the outdoors. He likes quiet walks in the mountains and dogs named after conservation giants.
Ben Long - Ben is a father, outdoorsman and conservationist living in Kalispell. He is a contributing writer for Outdoor Life and author of Great Montana Bear Stories. He is a former chairman of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.
Hal Herring - An award-winning journalist and contributing editor at Field & Stream, Hal Herring has written for a wide range of publications including The Atlantic, The Economist and Bugle. He’s a lifelong outdoorsman, mountaineer, hunter and fisherman whose fans have come to expect deeply reported, thought-provoking stories and essays. Born and raised in north Alabama, Hal lives in Augusta, Montana.
Jess Johnson - Jess works as the public lands coordinator for Wyoming Wildlife Federation, is a founder of Artemis Sportswomen and a chapter board member for the Wyoming Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. She is an avid backcountry archery hunter and spends the entirety of her September in the Wyoming high country. The public land that makes up 48% of Wyoming is the foundation of every hunting memory and story she tells.