In his role as R3 Chair for Texas BHA, John Sertel, a certified “Huntmaster,” has been a powerhouse. He has developed valuable relationships with private landowners, land managers and partner organizations and coordinated trainings and hunts to introduce new public land advocates to the outdoors. In partnership with the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) and Texas Parks and Wildlife, John organized a training for a group of 10 R3 volunteers to receive their Level 1 USA Archery Instructor and International Bowhunter Education Program certifications. This summer he worked with TWA to host a hog hunt in Young County, Texas, with plans to coordinate many more hunts in the future.
We can’t thank John enough for his enthusiasm for our mission and sharing the BHA ethos with the next generation of hunters and conservationists!