Colorado BHA is pleased to announce that White River National Forest Habitat Watchman, Bob Shettle, has been invited by Colorado Parks & Wildlife director, Bob Broscheid, to serve as the West Slope Angler Representative on the Wildlife Council.
As an avid outdoorsman, experienced teacher and passionate backcountry enthusiast, Shettle brings a unique perspective to the Wildlife Council, whose aim is to “oversee the design of a comprehensive media-based public information program to educate the general public about the benefits of wildlife, wildlife management, and wildlife-related recreational opportunities in Colorado, specifically hunting and fishing.”
Bob was born on the east coast and spent his formative years in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, where he started hunting whitetails at age 16. Today he hunts deer and elk and fishes the high country of the central Rockies, and calls Redstone, Colorado, home. Bob was a motorcycle and OHV mechanic for the first part of his career, then an automotive technician, and later taught Auto Technology in public schools for the last 15 years. Now semi-retired, Bob holds four International Game Fish Association line class world records for California golden trout, dating back to the 1980’s. He spends at least a week each year stomping around the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming, in search of still bigger golden trout.
"We're honored to have such a dedicated backcountry conservationist join the ranks of the Wildlife Council," said Colorado BHA Chair, David Lien. "As a grassroots organization working to conserve our wild public lands and waters, we depend on the hard work and dedication of boots-on-the-ground volunteers like Bob Shettle."