Idaho Chapter Board

Eric Crawford, Co-Chair

Merritt Horsmon, Co-Chair

JoshKuntz.jpgJosh Kuntz, Co-Chair

Josh grew up in Bozeman, MT and was introduced to hunting and fishing at a very young age and instantly realized that the time he spent in the mountains and on lakes and rivers provided him great joy. Josh accepted an academic scholarship to attend Montana State University where he earned a degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing. Throughout college Josh held leadership positions in the marketing & advertising clubs and graduated with honors in 2000. In 2002, Josh founded Recreation & Event Services, Inc. Josh's business specializes in providing onsite execution of large-scale corporate special events such as car races, promotions, trade shows and sales meetings throughout the world. A growing segment of his business focuses on conservation projects and education. Josh recently presented a lectured titled "Becoming a Conservation Advocate" at the Sports Leadership Lecture Series at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. When not working, Josh spends 50-100 days each year hunting, fishing, mountain biking, paddleboarding, skiing and backpacking throughout Idaho and the Rocky Mountain region. Additionally, Josh volunteers his time with Idaho Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Idaho Fish & Game, Idaho Wildlife Federation, Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association and Ridge to Rivers. Josh and his lovely wife Kara were married on the banks of the Missouri river in 2009 and moved to Boise in 2012.

JD Miller, Treasurer

JD grew up Colorado and started hunting and fishing at an early age.  After college he moved to Idaho to run his fly fishing guide business on the famed waters of the Henry's Frok.  Today  JD lives in Boise and is the dad to two up and coming hunters and anglers.  Swinging for steelhead and archery elk hunting are JD's passions but he can also be found hunting turkeys, chasing bass, or doing just about anything else that gets him outside.

Jeff-elk1.JPGJeff Barney, Secretary

Idaho BHA chapter secretary Jeff Barney has been involved since the chapter's inception. He became involved to help protect public access and to stand against those interests attempting to eliminate public lands. Jeff came up with the idea to leave thank you notes with motorized users who park their machines and walk into the back country. The concept has spread nation-wide through BHA chapters.

Jeff enjoys bird hunting (especially for chukars), bow hunting, fly fishing for trout and steelhead, trail running and wildlife photography. He also serves on his local Trout Unlimited chapter board in Boise.

sean_carriere_ID.jpgSean Carriere, Board Member

Sean lives in Middleton, Idaho with his wife Lisa and two daughters Maria and Rebecca. Sean works in the high tech industry but spends his free time hunting, fishing, and camping throughout Idaho and the US. He enjoys introducing his daughters to the joys of the outdoor lifestyle. A member of a number of wildlife organizations, and a former Vice President and Board Member of the Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation, Sean has a long history of working for our wildlife, habitat, and land so we can pursue our passions.

Ian Malepeai, Board Member

Clay Hayes, Board Member

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