Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 13th Annual Rendezvous
Jun 10 - Jun 12
Starting at 6pm
Goat Wadi
Salida Ranger District, CO









61 Attending

Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 13th Annual Rendezvous

The Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) 13th annual Rendezvous is scheduled for June 10-12, 2022 (nights of Friday, June 10 & Saturday, June 11). We will set up camp in the San Isabel National Forest-Salida Ranger District west of Salida/Poncha Springs for the weekend (see Maps 1 & 2 below for detailed directions) at a group camping area, known locally as the “goat wadi.”


[Directions (also see more detailed MAP 2 below): From the East, drive towards Monarch Pass, past Salida. Go through Poncha Springs and head toward Maysville. You will see a yellow house on the right and River Suites cabins. Go another 1.5 to 2 miles west and watch for a dirt road on the right near a curve. That’s County Road 224. Follow CR 224 for around 1.5 miles, past the ranch on the left, and the Rendezvous site will be on the right.]

Camp will be located in an open, level, high-mountain meadow covering about 6 acres at 10,000 feet in the Sawatch Range west of Salida and south of the 167,414-acre Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. This is a beautiful in-timber setting (i.e., plenty of shade) next to the Colorado Trail with endless hiking opportunities.

Nearby fishing locales include the Arkansas River at Browns Canyon, which was designated a National Monument by President Obama (on 2/19/15) after more than two decades of effort by hunters, anglers, rafters, hikers and other outdoorsmen and women. See link for additional information on Browns Canyon National Monument:


*Please ignore references to traffic cones/ribbons in items 3. & 4. above.

On Saturday afternoon, we’ll have a question-and-answer session (starting at 2:30 pm) with a local CPW District Wildlife Manager (tentative). At 4:30 pm, we’ll start a general membership meeting, where we can exchange ideas, congrats, frustrations, etc. The membership meeting will be followed by a group wild game cookout, with Colorado BHA supplying sides (i.e., chips/dip) and you (members), hopefully, sharing some of your hard-earned wild game. We’ll begin breaking camp Sunday morning and afternoon.

If you plan to attend, please let chapter co-chair David Lien ([email protected]) know a week or two in advance (if possible). In addition, if you are willing/able to contribute any of the following, also let David know:

  1. Firewood.
  2. Extra water jugs to assist with extinguishing campfires.
  3. We always seem to come up short on propane stoves (Coleman, two-burners, will do), for group cooking.
  4. Again, any wild game you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.

And don’t forget to email David ([email protected]) in advance if you think you’ll join us so we know how many to plan for and let him know if you can contribute some wild game, water jugs, a propane stove or firewood. We will send out reminders as the Rendezvous weekend nears, and we’ll post announcements/notices on the BHA Events webpage, CO BHA Facebook page and on Instagram. We look forward to seeing you in camp!

Additional Local/Recreation Information:

  • The Salida Ranger District manages more than 440,000 acres in central Colorado. It’s an outdoor recreation paradise with seven 14,000-foot peaks "fourteeners" (Harvard, Tabeguache, Yale, Columbia, Shavano, Princeton, Antero), three wilderness areas (Buffalo PeaksCollegiate PeaksSangre De Cristo), and Browns Canyon National Monument.
  • The Forest Service manages most of the higher elevation areas, while the Arkansas River corridor is managed by Colorado State Parks and the Bureau of Land Management.
  • The Arkansas River is one of the nation's most popular rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking. It's also a designated “gold medal” trout fishing river. 

San Isabel National Forest-Salida Ranger District information:

Colorado BHA (and related) information:

  • “Colorado BHA (2021) Annual Rendezvous Highlights.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 8/2/21.
  • “Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers To Hold 12th Annual Rendezvous In Southwest Colorado.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 6/30/21.
  • “Colorado BHA Q1 2022 Update.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 1/14/22.
  • “Colorado BHA Q4 2021 Update.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 10/4/21.
  • “Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 2021 Mid-Year (January-June) Report.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 8/4/21.
  • “Colorado BHA Q3 2021 Update.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 8/2/21.
  • “Colorado BHA Q2 2021 Update.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 4/19/21.
  • “Winter 2021 [Q1] Colorado Chapter News.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 1/28/21.
  • Check out BHA’s North American Action Map, tracking/highlighting examples of our accomplishments as an organization across the continent.
  • Check out our Take Action Center to stay engaged on legislation in your area.
  • Gift a BHA membership.
  • David “Elkheart” Petersen (founder of the first BHA state chapter, here in Colorado, and a former U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot) books:

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 so

June 10, 2022 at 6:00pm - June 12, 2022
Goat Wadi
Salida Ranger District, CO
United States
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David Lien ·
Kassi Smith Robert Portmann Justin Bubenik Nathan Kettner kyle vistuba Derek Pankratz Martin Saunders Brittany Parker Nick Collins Scott Heatwole Justin C Townsend Garrett Sturgill Anthony Brewer Noel Worden Doug Ouren Daniel Wright William Dombroski Cameron Abatti Craig Grother Michael Schumann Daniel David Chris Parmeter Steven Choromanski Brien Webster David Deschenes David Lien Eric Jones

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