Hike to Hunt Winners Announced

The 2019 Hike to Hunt Challenge was a giant success thanks to you and the 1,500 hikers and 500+ fundraisers who participated. Together we raised $54,916 and hiked 94,607 miles all in the name of our wild public lands, waters and wildlife!

Not only did we surpass our goals in this year’s Hike to Hunt;we also strengthened our public land community through the #hiketohunt social media campaign. We have heard countless stories of people motivated to get outside, get in shape, spread awareness of our public lands and waters, and expose kids to the outdoors. This great big BHA family is growing,and we thank you for being a part of it.

We look forward to next year’s challenge and building awareness on those trails less traveled. And most importantly we hope this challenge has you better prepared for this fall. If you have a motivational story to share we'd love to hear it. How did the Hike to Hunt challenge impact you or your families life? Did you have an opportunity to educate fellow public land owners? Were you able to raise awareness or take a government representative on a hike to your favorite trail and educate them on the importance of our public lands? If so please share your story with us, send an email tohiketohunt@backcountryhunters.org we'd love to share it with others.  

A special thanks to our partners who fueled this event -

Special thanks to the winners below for crushing this event!

1ST PLACE – Richard Rosenthal, raised $4,035

Weatherby MK V 300 wby mag, Vortex Viper HS LR riflescope, Stone Glacier EVO 3300 Pack, Nemo Mountaineering Kit – Endurance 2P tent, Stalker 0°F sleeping bag, Longbow Alpine air mattress, Fillo Elite Pillow, UA Ridge Reaper Kit, goHUNT $1,000 gift certificate, Gerber Versafix Pro, Vital Folder, NXT Multi-tool and Devour Multi-Fork, onX swag and Elite membership. $5,000 value

2ND PLACE – Nathan Voris, raised $3,325

Weatherby Orion 12 ga, Vortex Diamondback 20-60X80 spotting scope, Nemo Mountaineering/Backpacking Kit –Kodiak 2P tent, Scout 20°F sleeping bag, Longbow Alpine Sleeping Pad, Fillo Elite Pillow, Stone Glacier EVO 3300 Pack, UA Ridge Reaper Jacket & Pant, goHUNT $500 gift Certificate, Gerber Versafix Pro, Vital Folder, NXT Multi-tool and Devour Multi-Fork, onX swag and Elite membership. $3,500 value

3RD PLACE – Renee Patrick, $3,090

Savage Axis II 6.5 creedmoor, Vortex Diamondback 10X42 binos, Nemo Ultralight Kit – Recurve 2P Tent, Scout 35°F Sleeping Bag, Switchback Sleeping Pad, Fillo Elite Pillow, Stone Glacier EVO 3300 Pack, UA Ridge Reaper Jacket, goHUNT $250 gift Certificate, Gerber Versafix Pro, Vital Folder, NXT Multi-tool and Devour Multi-Fork, onX swag and Elite membership. $2,300 value

 

RANDOM WINNERS just for signing up for the fundraising challenge.

Winner, Chris Jones

Nemo Puffin Blanket, Stone Glacier Avail 2200 Pack, Vortex Crossfire 10X42 binos, goHUNT $500 gift certificate, Gerber Vital Folder and NXT Multi-Tool, onX swag and Elite membership. $1,200 value

Winner, Joshua Urban

Nemo Puffin Blanket, Stone Glacier Avail 2200 Pack, Vortex Crossfire 10X42 binos, goHUNT $500 gift certificate, Gerber Vital Folder and NXT Multi-Tool, onX swag and Elite membership. $1,200 value 

Winner, Ryan Koivisto 

Nemo Puffin Blanket, Stone Glacier Avail 2200 Pack, Vortex Crossfire 10X42 binos, goHUNT $500 gift certificate, Gerber Vital Folder and NXT Multi-Tool, onX swag and Elite membership. $1,200 value

 

HIKE CHALLENGE, MEN

1ST PLACE – Joel Smith hiked 857 miles

Kimber K6S .357, Nemo Kodiak 2P Tent, Stone Glacier Kiowa 3200 Pack, UA Ridge Reaper Kit, goHUNT $200 gift certificate, Gerber Vital Folder, Pack Hatchet, NXT Multi-Tool and Fire Starter, onX swag and Elite membership. $2,200 value

2ND PLACE – Timothy Taylor hiked 691 miles

Diamondback 10X42 binos, Nemo Scout 20°F, UA Ridge Reaper Jacket & Pant, goHUNT $100 gift Certificate, Gerber Vital Folder, Pack Hatchet, NXT Multi-Tool and Fire Starter, onX Premium membership. $1,100 value

3RD PLACE – Conor Fitzpatrick hiked 583 miles

Ranger 1800 rangefinder, Nemo Longbow Alpine Sleeping Pad, UA Ridge Reaper Jacket, goHUNT $50 gift Certificate, Gerber Vital Folder, Pack Hatchet, NXT Multi-Tool and Fire Starter, onX Premium membership. $900 value

 

HIKE CHALLENGE, WOMEN

1ST PLACE – Bailey Smith (and second overall) hiked 773miles

Kimber Rosewood Micro 9mm, Nemo Kodiak 2P Tent, Stone Glacier Kiowa 3200 Pack, UA Hunt Kit, goHUNT $200 gift certificate, Gerber Vital Folder, Pack Hatchet, NXT Multi-Tool and Fire Starter, onX swag and Elite membership. $2,200 value

2ND PLACE – Heather Oliva hiked 570 miles

Diamondback 10X42 binos, Nemo Scout 20°F Sleeping Bag, UA Hunt Jacket, goHUNT $100 gift certificate, Gerber Vital Folder, Pack Hatchet, NXT Multi-Tool and Fire Starter, onX Premium membership. $1,100 value

3RD PLACE – Britt Lewis hiked 540 miles

Ranger 1800 rangefinder, Nemo Longbow Alpine Sleeping Pad, UA Hunt Jacket, goHUNT $50 gift certificate, Gerber Vital Folder, Pack Hatchet, NXT Multi-Tool and Fire Starter, onX Premium membership. $900 value




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