Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Appoint Collin Hildebrand Northwest/Grand Valley Group Assistant Regional Director
The Colorado chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers recently appointed Collin Hildebrand to serve as an Assistant Regional Director for the Northwest/Grand Valley Group.
Collin was born and raised in Odessa/Midland, Texas, where he hunted and worked to provide Blue Scale Quail habitat in the form of shelter bundles and feed and water supply on a private ranch owned by family friends. “I started hunting dove and quail with my father and friends on that private ranch at a very young age playing retriever, and later in high school I would go on to guide mule deer and javelina hunts on that same property,” he said.
“After high school I moved to Durango and answered the call in a newspaper ad for an industrial rock climber and was subsequently hired to hang mesh and scale rocks from highway passes,” Collin explained. “I have been in the drilling, blasting and rockfall mitigation business since then.”
Since moving to Grand Junction in 2011, Collin has mostly been chasing upland and waterfowl although he does harvest the occasional elk. “Chukar, Quail and Dove are my favorite game species as it allows me more time in the field,” he added. “I also sit on the local board for Ducks Unlimited and Quail/ Pheasant Forever.”
Collin hunts big game with a rifle and builds lightweight rifles in his garage but enjoys shooting a bow. “I’m happily married to the wife of my dreams and have a 6-year-old daughter who won her first rifle at a banquet last year,” he said. Collin joined Backcountry Hunters & Anglers in July 2018 after determining that BHA’s “wild public lands, waters and wildlife” preservation mission was a “perfect fit” for his personal hunting preferences and ethos.
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