The Colorado chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) recently appointed two Assistant Regional Directors (Zack Scott and Jon Lang) for the Northern Colorado region.
Zack was born and raised in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He started fishing (age 6) and hunting (at 12) with his dad and currently hunts with both rifle and bow. He went to college at Pennsylvania State University, completing a Bachelor’s in Forest Management. Zack currently works as a Real Estate Broker and lives in Fort Collins. In Colorado he fishes for trout and hunts big and small game. In Pennsylvania Zack hunts whitetails, turkeys and small game.
Jon was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He started fly fishing during 2016 and added elk hunting to his repertoire in 2020, mentored by hunting-angling friends. He started his first business at nineteen and during 2010 founded Mountain Top Motor Company. Jon fishes for trout, steelhead and pike on the fly and also pursues bass, walleye and panfish in Colorado, Wyoming and Washington. He hunts elk, mule deer, pronghorn, grouse and turkey, with bowhunting being his current favorite. He’s also a member of Larimer County Search and Rescue (LCSAR). Jon lives in Fort Collins and heard about BHA from a friend, then learned more listening to BHA’s Podcast & Blast.
“Zack and Jon are welcome additions to the Colorado BHA Chapter Leadership Team,” said chapter co-chair, David Lien (a former Air Force officer). “After being locked-down due to COVID for much of the last eighteen months, our new (and current) Colorado BHA leaders are itching to take the bull by the horns and start fanning the flames of conservation again, across the country and continent. We’re lucky to have Jon and Zack on our team. Wildlands and wildlife need many more like them!”
Additional BHA/Colorado BHA Information:
- Colorado BHA Corporate Partners.
- Hunting For Sustainability (H4S).
- BHA’s Public Waters Access campaign.
- BHA’s Collegiate Program.
- 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’s Armed Forces Initiative. “Armed Forces Initiative-Get Involved.”
- BHA National Policy Updates (June 2021); (May 2021); (April 2021)).
- BHA Chapter Policy Updates (June 2021); (May 2021); (April 2021).
- Colorado BHA Habitat Watch Volunteer (HWV) program information.
- “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 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.