Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) Central West Slope Assistant Regional Director, Adam Gall, was the recipient of BHA’s Jim Posewitz Award, presented at the 2021 BHA North American Rendezvous in Missoula during June. Excerpts from the BHA press release (“BHA Honors Conservation Warriors With Annual Awards,” 6/22/21) below emphasize Adam’s second-to-none commitment to ethical hunting and our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.
“At the 10th annual Backcountry Hunters & Anglers North American Rendezvous, held in Missoula, Montana, June 3-5, an enthusiastic crowd of public lands sportsmen and women applauded BHA’s 2021 slate of award winners. BHA’s annual awards recognize unsurpassed commitment and a lifetime commitment to our shared lands and waters, shining a spotlight on the hunting and angling community’s most influential voices.”
“BHA’s Jim Posewitz Award recognizes outstanding ethical behavior in the field and the education of the outdoor public on the importance of ethical behavior. The winner of the 2021 Posewitz award is Adam Gall of Paonia, Colorado, a business owner, outfitter and longtime BHA member, volunteer and supporter.”
“‘Adam speaks up boldly for wildlife and wild places and works passionately to instill a strong hunting and conservation ethic into the next generation of hunters,’ said Tim Brass, BHA state policy and field operations director. ‘He also started his own business aimed at helping recruit and teach new hunters … There’s little doubt that Jim Posewitz would be pleased to know that this year’s recipient very much embodies Jim’s professional legacy of fighting for wild places, as well as his teachings of personal hunting ethics.’”
“A former teacher, current small business owner and selfless advocate for our wildlands, wildlife and ethical hunting, Adam could qualify for any number BHA awards,” added Colorado BHA co-chair David Lien. “There’s little doubt Jim Posewitz would be pleased to know that Adam truly embodies his professional legacy of fighting for wild places—as well as his teachings of personal hunting ethics.”
Adam has also helped organize and host BHA Hunting for Sustainability workshops at his facility and regularly contributes both time and money to BHA initiatives. “Adam and Ana Gall of Timber to Table Guide Service created an entire guiding service framed by ethical hunting, putting the highest-quality food on the table and training women to be successful hunters,” added Colorado BHA chapter leader Gabby Zaldumbide.
“It’s not about 300-inch bull every time you go out,” Adam said. “It’s about putting some of the best meat in the world in the freezer to feed your family. If every year I can introduce five or six people to hunting, and they keep hunting on public lands for the rest of their lives, they have families, and share that with their kids, now you have more people vested in public lands who will speak up for them.”
For additional information see:
- Timber to Table Guide Service: https://timbertotableguideservice.com/
- Chrysalis Barrell Aged Beer (in Paonia): https://chrysalisbeer.com/
- Brien Webster. “Timber to Table Elk Hunt.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 2/14/20.
- “Colorado BHA Chapter Leaders Join CPW’s Sportsmen’s Roundtable.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 8/15/18.
- Rob Yagid. “BHA Podcast & Blast, Episode 29: Adam Gall, visionary fishing and hunting guide.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 8/15/18
- “Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Appoint Two Chapter Leaders (Brad Nicol & Adam Gall).” AmmoLand.com: 5/23/16.
- “Colorado Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Appoint Assistant Central West Slope Regional Director.” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: 5/9/16.
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.
 Gabby Zaldumbide. “R3: Revelations, Relationships And Reciprocity.” Backcountry Journal: Fall 2019, p. 50.
 Brian Ohlen. “Gunnison Basin And Thompson Divide, Colorado.” Backcountry Journal: Winter 2017, p. 5.