Much of the work BHA does depends on partnership with businesses that both support and depend on public lands. Whether it's a brand that focuses on creating the best outdoor gear possible, an adventure organization that takes people into our wild backcountry, or simply an organization that finds value in the 640 million acres of public land, we're excited and grateful to work with such a diverse and ethical group of sponsors.
If your business is interested in joining us in supporting public lands, reach out to Josh Mills here.
Platinum Plus Corporate Partners
If there’s one thing BHA members love just as much as wild public and waters, it’s their furry friends. There is nothing more beautiful than a healthy, well trained sporting dog hitting his mark on a crisp morning in an expansive, outdoor space. For over a half a century, Eukanuba has focused on providing premium performance nutrition for sporting dogs. To be at their best, these dogs need access to the open spaces and opportunities championed by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Eukanuba is proud to support Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and we appreciate their support.
First Lite has been a partner of BHA for years. Based in Ketchum, Idaho, First Lite makes incredible merino wool products that are not only extremely comfortable, but also don’t get stinky when you’ve been hoofing it in the backcountry for days on end. Visiting the First Lite office is always a good time. Upon entering, you’re greeted by dogs and a bunch of young staff members who all happen to be hunters, anglers and BHA members. First Lite has been an outspoken proponent of our wild public lands and our need to protect them. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have them as a partner of BHA.
If you’ve had a chance to meet the team at goHUNT you know what a great team they’ve got there. These guys know how to have fun and they also have ALL the details on tags, deadlines, regs and everything you could possibly want to know about applying for that special tag. They also have an amazing online store. What’s more, goHUNT is helping us grow our membership by offering to buy memberships for those who sign up with them. Click on their logo and get lost in their website for awhile. It’s fun.
Step aside barbecues, Traeger Grills just changed the game. With their incredible products, you can grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and bbq. Impress your non-hunting friends by cooking up deer backstrap that blows regular old beef out of the water. Traeger is stepping up big time this year by donating tons of product to help our chapters grow membership and raise money. Click on their logo to see what they have to offer.
This company, based in Wisconsin, is all-in on conservation and we couldn’t be happier to have them as a partner. Whether you’re looking for entry level binos or top-of-the-line glass, Vortex has what you’re looking for. Better yet, you can purchase their great products and know that a good chunk of the proceeds are going back to protect your public lands.
Platinum Corporate Partners
Gerber Gear, based in Oregon, joined BHA as a Platinum partner in 2019 and are helping us grow our membership by donating incredible knives, axes, eating utensils and fishing gear. The staff at Gerber Gear is legit and many are BHA members. Click on their logo to visit their website to see the incredible products that they produce, and know that by supporting Gerber Gear you’re supporting the growth of BHA and the protection of our wild places.
We’re proud to have Montana Mex and its founder, Eduardo Garcia, as a platinum partner. They’ve supported BHA for years through storytelling centered around cooking and food. Their line of spices and sauces are incredible and can help turn your wild game dish into something truly special. Keep an eye out for Montana Mex products in your local grocery or order on line – and definitely watch out for the next BHA/Montana Mex cooking demonstration.
Mountain Top Motors out of Troy, Missouri, is not your typical BHA corporate partner, but their leadership has such a passion for public lands and waters that they joined as a Platinum Level corporate partner. If you’re looking for a used vehicle and are anywhere near Missouri, please check them out. Otherwise, stay tuned for a BHA Truck build-out, courtesy of Mountain Top Motors, in 2022.
Some big beer brands don’t want to partner with sportsmen’s groups, but not New Belgium. This Fort Collins (and Asheville, NC) based company is employee owned and they care about public lands in a big way. And a lot of their employees are BHA members...like, A LOT of them. They’ve hosted Campfire Stories at their Fort Collins location and their Asheville location. They also helped us in 2019 with our first ever Women in the Woods event. Next time you’re perusing the beer aisle, grab a 6er of New Belgium and take a selfie and tag them and BHA. It’ll show them how much we appreciate them and their partnership.
NRS, or Northwest River Supply, has been a brand associated with western whitewater and fishing for decades. We’re proud to have NRS as a partner and they’re excited to help us address public water access issues around the country. For while their self-bailing rafts are great for big western rivers, they’ve got a plethora of other watercraft in their product lineup that can help you get on public water no matter where you live.
OnX has created something that has revolutionized the hunting and fishing world – they’ve made it possible to know exactly where you are, what the regulations are, and who owns the land, wherever you go. You no longer have to wonder if that giant muley buck is on public, or if the state owns the land along a section of river. What’s more, they’ve recognized that you have to have public land to care where it is, and for that reason, they’ve supported BHA for years. Located in Missoula, Montana, their staff are made up of BHA members and outdoorspeople who get out and experience our wild public lands daily.
Savage Arms, founded in 1894, started selling their model 99 in 1899 and by 1960 had sold 1 million of them. Today, Savage has reinvented themselves and now carry over 200 models of firearms – everything from single shot rifles to bear and wild pig guns. They make incredible bolt actions that won’t break the bank while also producing ultralight mountain rifles that would be welcome on any sheep hunt. Their commitment to public lands and BHA is outstanding.
If you don’t already know Angie and Kevin Timm of Seek Outside, you should get to know them. This couple, the founders of Seek Outside, are amazing, cool, down-to-earth couple who started Seek Outside in their own garage on the west slope of Colorado. The tipis they make – along with their insanely light titanium stoves – have been a game changer for backcountry hunters the world over. Hot tenting is the real deal. You can hunt till dark in rain or snow with the confidence that you can dry off and warm up in your Seek Outside tipi and stove combo
Thompson/Center, part of the Smith & Wesson brand, and maker of firearms, has been around since 1967 and joined BHA as a corporate partner in 2021 to support our efforts to protect our wild public lands, waters and wildlife. Whether you’re looking for a accurate yet affordable bolt-action, muzzleloader, or rifle with interchangeable barrels, Thompson/Center has what you’re looking for.
It’s been over 10 years since Yeti introduced the Tundra cooler – which was such a massive upgrade over other coolers that it revolutionized the industry. Not content to just sell bomber coolers, they recognized the need to get seriously involved in conservation and today they support dozens of conservation organizations across the country. BHA members recognize that the Yeti Tundra is the sportsmen’s choice – especially if you’re planning a multi-day float – or need your ice to last a week or more. They donate generously to our organization and have been an amazing conservation partner in our effort to protect public lands.
Weatherby, located in Sheridan, Wyoming, has been an iconic American firearms company since Roy Weatherby founded it in 1945. Previously known for their well-crafted Mark V rifles and for their magnum line of rounds, Weatherby has redefined their role in the firearms space by making some of the most cutting-edge rifles found anywhere. They’ve also created some new calibers like that are suited perfectly for the backcountry hunter. They donate generously to BHA and we very much appreciate their support of our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.
Gold Corporate Partners
Silver Corporate Partners