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What We Do

rendezvousColorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (CO BHA) uses education, advocacy, cooperation, and hard work to promote conservation of public-lands fish and wildlife habitat, science-based stewardship of fish and wildlife, and fair and equitable access for all. We strive to uphold and exemplify the traditional American outdoor values of quiet use, muscle-powered access, and ethical, fair-chase sportsmanship.

CO BHA’s day-to-day work includes written and oral testimony to local, state, and national elected officials, agency leaders, and the media. We also engage in public speaking, grassroots advocacy (that’s where you are essential), and public and hunter education. Outreach tools include this website, brochures and other print materials, media contacts, and other venues of opportunity.

Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is committed to the long-term conservation of the still-wild and largely unspoiled public-lands backcountry upon which Colorado’s world-class game and fish resources depend, and upon which the future of traditional-values hunting and angling rely. Through tireless volunteerism, we strive to assure …

  1. That future generations of Americans will have the same opportunities to enjoy and protect the wild public commons that we and previous generations have embraced as a national birthright.
  2. That our public-lands backcountry will continue to comprise healthy, ecologically complete ecosystems with balanced populations of predators and prey.

For further information and statements on specific CO BHA issues, visit CO BHA's Current Issues page.  Or to contact the board on issues, email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who We Are

We are traditional-values Colorado hunters and anglers who cherish the peace, solitude and challenge of the quiet-use backcountry experience.

Around the campfireWe are the Colorado chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) grassroots group of sportsmen and women who are united by a passion to protect and conserve the public-lands forests, mountains, prairies, streams, and lakes that support our hunting and angling traditions.

CO BHA members share a deep concern that the traditional backcountry values — solitude, silence, personal challenge, physical fitness, adventure — which make Colorado hunting and fishing so special, are being lost to habitat destruction from industrial development and motorized abuse and over-use of our public lands. CO BHA works to slow these destructive trends in order to protect our outdoor heritage and assure that future generations of hunters and anglers can enjoy the same genuine back-to-nature opportunities we know today. We believe in managing fish, wildlife, and their habitats as a public trust and a priceless resource. We believe in keeping undeveloped public lands truly wild.

CO BHA, like our parent group BHA, is a volunteer-driven organization – a pure grassroots coalition working simultaneously on national, state, and local fronts. We are as active and effective in a given region as our members choose to make us. CBHA is headed by two co-chairs, representing both sides of the Divide, with no rigid bureaucratic structure. This allows for lightning-fast response and action as new challenges to wildness appear, making CO BHA an exceptionally effective sportsman-conservation organization.

Our members are our muscle, our brains, our conscience, and our heart. If you share our values, we invite you to Join Us today.  To contact the Colorado board of Directors, email us here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.

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