The Colorado chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) recently appointed Trenton Budish to serve as an Assistant Regional Director for the Northern Colorado region.
Trenton was born in Minnesota and raised in Loveland, Colorado. He started hunting and angling at around three years old. “My entire family is made up of hunters and fishermen, but my dad has always been my biggest outdoor mentor,” Trenton said. “I spend most of my time in northern Colorado hunting deer and elk, as well as chasing any fish that will bite.” He primarily hunts with a compound bow.
He’s also a carpenter and college student pursuing a degree in fermentation science with a possible double minor in forestry and will be transferring to Colorado State in 2022. In addition, he’s a veteran and served as an Army Combat Engineer at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Trenton joined BHA in early 2020 after hearing about us from a Steven Rinella book. He lives in Loveland.
“Trenton has the drive to be a part of the northern Colorado group,” said Sam Williamson, Northern Colorado Regional Director. “He’s super responsive and easy to work with. He too is a local kid and went to my rival high school. He was one of the first people to get back to me from our membership survey and has been eager to join our group.”
“Backcountry Hunters & Anglers was founded by a U.S. Army veteran, Mike Beagle, and Colorado BHA was started by a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, David Petersen,” added chapter co-chair David Lien (a former Air Force officer). “Trenton’s military backcountry and take-the-initiative attitude will make him an excellent addition to the Colorado BHA Chapter Leadership Team!”
Additional BHA/Colorado BHA Information:
- Colorado BHA Corporate Partners; Hunting For Sustainability (H4S); BHA’s Public Waters Access campaign; BHA’s Collegiate Program.
- Colorado BHA Habitat Watch Volunteer (HWV) program information.
- BHA’s Armed Forces Initiative. “Armed Forces Initiative-Get Involved.”
- Collegiate Quarterly: (March 2021); (December 2020); (October 2020).
- Backcountry Journal (Summer 2021); (Spring 2021); (Winter 2021); (Fall 2020).
- Backcountry Beat (June 2021); (May 2021); (April 2021); (February 2021).
- BHA National Policy Updates (July 2021); (June 2021); (May 2021).
- BHA Chapter Policy Updates (July 2021); (June 2021); (May 2021).
- “Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 2021 Mid-Year (January-June) Report.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 8/4/21.
- “Colorado BHA State Chapter Leadership (Triad) Structure.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 7/26/21.
- “BHA State Chapter Development (Recruiting/Retaining Leaders & Avoiding Burnout).” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 6/1/21.
- “Empowering Leaders: It’s In BHA’s DNA.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 1/7/21.
- “Where Hope Lives: A Brief BHA History.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 11/30/20.
- “We Are Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 3/2/21.
- Check out our Take Action Center and follow along with your local chapter to stay engaged on legislation in your area.
- David “Elkheart” Petersen (founder of the first BHA state chapter, here in Colorado, and a former U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot) books: www.davidpetersenbooks.com
Founded by Mike Beagle, a former U.S. Army field artillery officer, and formed around an Oregon campfire, in 2004, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is the voice for our nation’s wild public lands, waters and wildlife. With over 40,000 members spread out across all 50 states and 13 Canadian provinces and territories—including chapters in 48 states, two Canadian provinces and one territory, and Washington, D.C.—BHA brings an authentic, informed, boots-on-the-ground voice to the conservation of public lands. Since the Colorado BHA chapter was founded by David Petersen (a former U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot) in 2005 (the first official BHA chapter), they’ve grown their boots-on-the-ground presence to some 2,500 dedicated hunters and anglers.