Hike to Hunt 2020
Featured Hike to Hunt 2020 Fundraisers
This Dirtball Debutant is walking miles to get in shape for hunting season with a little competitive nudge. Hiking gives you time to hone your navigation skills, scout, get your pack set up right and spend some time in the trees! Support Backcountry Hunters and Anglers!
Friends and Family,
During these times of the COVID-19 a lot of us have taken to the outdoors to relieve the stresses of the lock down. Whether you've hiked or camped in the Spring Mountain Range, swam, boated, or fished in Lake Mead/Lake Mohave, or ridden ATVs on BLM land you were doing such on public land. So, for the next few weeks I will hiking to fund raise on behalf of Back Country Hunters and Anglers in support of maintaining these lands and waters for all to enjoy for generations to come.
Public lands are a big part of my life, and the work that BHA does to fight for it matters. I'm fundraising to help BHA deliver on its mission, and continue to be the baddest group of conservationists on the planet!
When I first moved to southern Ohio I moved 12 hours away from my Fiancee and 5 hours away from friends and family. My favorite activity to quell the homesick loneliness was hiking in East Fork State Park. This is a park that has many challenges as people do not treat this park with the utmost respect, as they should. This is often the case with public lands. I know however, for every one bad public land participant there are 10 good ones. BHA has shown me that.
Last year Hike to Hunt was such a thrill for me, I hiked 170 miles and raised over $1,500 for BHA. This year I am going at it even harder! I joined BHA 2 years ago and it has quickly become one of my strongest passions. As an organization, we fight to protect public lands, and the access to those special places where we can adventure.
Last year, a few buddies and I hiked New Hampshire's presidential traverse in the final weekend of Hike to Hunt. This year, we aim to do all 24 miles in a single day!
This year, I'm dedicating my hikes to my sister, Leah Wilsey, and her daughters, Kaleigh and Paige. Last year, my sister passed away after a long battle with brain cancer leaving my two beautiful nieces in the care of our family. Through these times, my escape into the wild and the times I've spent with my nieces on public lands and waters has been the most helpful and therapeutic way to deal with our family's massive loss.
Our public lands and waterways are some of the greatest gifts bestowed upon us as Americans and we must continue to protect them for future generations of hunters, anglers, hikers and outdoor adventurers to come. As Doug Duren says, "It's not ours, it's just our turn." My hope is that these places remain for my nieces and their families and generations to come.
BHA has lead the way in the continuing fight to protect these treasures and has brought together people from all walks of life in a common goal: To keep public lands in public hands and the protect them in perpetuity.
I'm pledging to hike 200 miles with a $1,500 fundraising goal. I also challenge others to get out there and hike! Enjoy the lands and waterways and all of the amazing experiences they provide.
Take the time to explore our public lands. Keep it clean and keep it public.
- Dale Wilsey Jr.
To raise awareness for the benefits of public lands and the need to protect, expand, and improve them. Check out @hikingforpubliclands for weekly updates and information on the history of public lands.
I’m fundraising to preserve the remaining intact old growth ecosystems on Vancouver Island that are critical habitat for so many of the iconic west coast animals.
I love our public lands.
I love the outdoors.
Wildlife is delicious and sustainable :)
2020 HIKE TO HUNT CHALLENGE
You're looking at a new Hike to Hunt Challenge for 2020. With seven different fundraising levels, everyone can win a prize! Click here for full details.
JUNE 13 - August 16
BHA's Hike to Hunt Challenge builds awareness for the issues facing our wild public lands and waters, motivates hunters and anglers to get outside and get in shape and encourages participants to raise funds for BHA's work. Join us! Sign up, create your profile, set your goals, start fundraising and hiking and strive to win some great prizes in the process!
THREE WAYS TO WIN SOME AWESOME GEAR!
Sign up here, create a profile and start fundraising. Your friends and family can donate a flat amount in your name – or they can offer up an amount for every mile you hike. If they pledge $0.25 a mile and you hike 400 miles, that’s $100 dollars! Prizes for fundraising start at $100 and go all the way to $10,000. Check out our “Fundraising Prizes” tab below to see the awesome products you can get from our partners.
Download the Under Armour "Map My Fitness" app and join the "Hike to Hunt Challenge" on June 13, 12am (ET), when it goes live - start hiking to log your miles!
Weekly Social Media Challenge
Check out the weekly contests here. Follow BHA and our Hike to Hunt partners on Instagram for these weekly fun contest for a chance to win amazing prizes just for hiking and posting.
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and tag all of our Hike to Hunt partners