Inside the Fall Issue of BHA’s Backcountry Journal

News for Immediate Release
Sept. 25, 2020
Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262,
[email protected]


The newest issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ magazine is available today

MISSOULA, Mont. – The fall issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ quarterly magazine, Backcountry Journal, is hitting mailboxes across the continent this week. From conservation success stories to backcountry experiences and wild game recipes, this issue is not to be missed. Here’s a highlight reel:

In Memory of Jim Posewitz: BHA dedicates this issue to conservation icon Jim Posewitz. Throughout the issue we pay tribute to Jim’s lifelong contributions to hunting and conservation with reflections from Randy Newberg, Ben Long, Andrew Posewitz and others. The tribute culminates with Hal Herring’s, “A Giant’s Shoes to Fill,” in which the award-winning journalist and host of BHA’s Podcast & Blast tells us the story of a man who knew not only how to fight for what he believed in – but also how to have a lot of fun along the way.

Celebrating the Great American Outdoors Act: BHA’s drive to secure permanent reauthorization and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund began in 2012. Over the next eight years, BHA members never lost sight of our goal – and ultimately played a critical role in seeing this landmark piece of conservation funding legislation across the finish line. Our timeline of events breaks down the history of this effort – and BHA members’ roles – in ensuring the Great American Outdoors Act’s passage.

North America’s Most Extreme Big Game Hunt: BHA member Janet George takes us to the top of the world in pursuit of the tough and nimble mountain goat. Her often solo and always adventurous expeditions are sure to inspire you to apply for a goat tag next season, which she provides advice on doing as well.

Bird Dog Training 101: In the first of a two-part series, BHA member and host of the Gun Dog Notebook podcast Durrell Smith teaches us that you don’t need much to train a bird dog. Durrell’s philosophy that “simplicity is perfection” in both life and dog training is reassuring in times when so much can seem so complicated.

Appalachian Echoes: BHA member Travis Hall explores a forgotten corner of South Carolina on a backcountry wild boar hunt. Along the way he relates the history of the area and meditates on the value of a hard-earned freezer full of meat from public land.

Backcountry Journal is distributed to BHA members, elected officials and land management agencies. It also is available in a digital flipbook edition, available to members on the BHA website. Join BHA today to get your copy.

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