Idaho BHA has a new chapter coordinator

As spring arrives and the weather changes, Idaho BHA will also be experiencing a change with the Idaho Chapter Coordinator position.  For the past 2 years, Josh Kuntz of Boise has worked full-time for BHA as the Idaho Chapter Coordinator and the Regional Manager (Western U.S.).  Previous to working for BHA, Josh served as a co-chair of the Idaho BHA chapter in a volunteer capacity.  Josh is resigning from BHA on March 31 and his role as the Idaho Chapter Coordinator will be filled by Ace Hess.  Ace lives in Ellis (between Salmon and Challis) and has worked part-time as the High Divide Coordinator for BHA for the past few years.  Ace started as a full-time staff on March 1 and he and Josh will work together to make the transition as seamless as possible. 

Pictured L to R: Tyler Wicks (Idaho BHA board member), Ace Hess, Josh Kuntz

Josh had this to say about his time working with BHA,  “It has been an honor to work as the Idaho BHA chapter coordinator for the past 2 years.  During that time the chapter membership more than doubled, Idaho hosted the BHA Rendezvous twice, and I have had the chance to personally meet hundreds of great Idahoans who care deeply about our public lands and waters.  Most importantly, our members’ collective voice has never been stronger and Idaho BHA is having a real impact on conservation decisions in Idaho.  The Idaho BHA board is in solid shape with excellent volunteer leaders and Idaho BHA has thoughtfully cultivated positive relationships with key decision makers and conservation allies during the past few years.  I have had the chance to work and hunt with Ace on several occasions and I think Idaho BHA is lucky to have him step into the role as the Idaho chapter coordinator.  I wish continued success to Idaho BHA!”


Ace had this to say about his new role as the Idaho chapter coordinator, "I look forward to continuing the great work Josh has done to advance BHA and it's mission in Idaho. This state's public lands, waters and wildlife have given me so much in my lifetime. I take great privilege in working with fellow hunters and anglers, state and federal agencies and our conservation partners to preserve and enhance our outdoor traditions."  

To contact Ace Hess, please email [email protected]

About Idaho BHA

The Idaho chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is a group united by a passion to protect and conserve public land forests, mountains, prairies, streams and lakes that support our hunting and angling traditions.

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