Hunting for Sustainability
Murray State University hosted its first turkey workshop at the Hancock Biological Station this year. With support from the Kentucky chapter of BHA and Kentucky Fish & Wildlife, five new hunters participated in the inaugural event that included educational sessions, range practice and a Sunday morning mentored hunt.
“Regardless of skill level, everyone learned something this weekend and are going home with stories to tell, said Murray State BHA. “We were blessed to have both great mentors and great mentees to make this weekend a blast.”
The University of Minnesota club hosted its second workshop at Agate Lake Resort in Nisswa, MN. Thanks to the Minnesota BHA chapter and a handful of dedicated BHA members, eight new hunters hit the woods over the weekend, braving cold temperatures and snow. Three new hunters were able to harvest their first turkeys at the workshop.
Both workshops were supported by G&H Decoys, which generously provided decoys for each event. Participants will join the BHA community and be given further opportunities to join in on our advocacy work.
Former Club Leader, 2023 Awardee Takes Trip to D.C. with BHA
Former University of Wisconsin Stevens Point club president and 2023 Rachel L. Carson award winner Harrison Stasik accompanied BHA President and CEO Land Tawney to Washington, D.C., recently to attend meetings on the Hill and work with our policy staff to learn more about our federal advocacy work.
From fishing the Potomac and binging on fresh oysters to visiting elected officials, including Wisconsin Congressman Derrick Van Orden, it’s safe to say this trip was a memorable one.
“The time I spent in Washington, D.C., representing BHA was nothing less than monumental,” said Harrison. “This experience was not only educational; it will continue to inspire me to stand up for public lands and waters for many years to come.”
BHA’s Collegiate Program remains dedicated to their “field to floor” mentality. Experiences outdoors on our public lands and waters drive the desire to advocate, which is why we continue to grow our Hunting for Sustainability program and give students opportunities to be vocal and engaged conservation advocates.