Jake Schwaller

For an organization that celebrates getting away from the roads, Montana BHA board member Jake Schwaller sure has spent a lot of time on the road lately.

But it's all been in an effort to forward BHA's mission.

Between pulling fences at the Yellowstone Wildlife Management Area and volunteering at the Montana BHA's Beers, Bands, and Public Lands event in Lewistown to celebrating the Jim Posewitz Free River Fishing Access Site in Livingston and attending a multi-day meeting on elk management outside of Big Timber, Jake has put on more than 800 miles on his rig since June, all in the name of our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.

A Montana native, Billings attorney and avid big game hunter, Jake has served on the board of Montana BHA since January of 2021 and currently holds the title of the Eastern Montana conservation leader, an officer position.

And when Jake isn't busy looking for BHA's "Backcountry" plates on the highway, he found time this summer to host a pint night in Billings and draft multiple comment letters on behalf of the chapter.

Just reading Jake's accomplishments is enough to work up an appetite. If you're feeling hungry, we encourage you to read this recipe for elk roast rendang (yet another contribution by this volunteer all-star). Firing on all cylinders, Jake exemplifies what it means to be a conservation leader, and we are incredibly grateful to have him on our team.

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