Happy Holidays from the Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers!
We're here to offer you some online holiday gift ideas that directly support BHA, either with a built-in kickback to BHA or simply by supporting the Montana businesses that partner with us to elevate the work we do for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife. Without further ado!
Missoula-based OnX is simply the best tool for navigating the public/private interface while in the field. Download quadrants ahead of time and access the full information when you're on the hunt, even without service. If you use code "BHA" at checkout, OnX not only gives a portion of the proceeds directly to BHA, but you get 20% off as well. What's not to love!?
These custom Public Land Owner fly boxes by Montana Fly Company would be great stocking stuffers!
Bozeman-based Stone Glacier has been a generous supporter of the Montana Chapter. We encourage you to look their way if you're in the market for a new hunting pack or backcountry tent.
With offices in Kalispell, Kimber Firearms have supported BHA for years. The best way to support Kimber and BHA? Become a life member and pick out your very own Kimber.
Up your desk scouting game with a Montana Map from Cairn Cartographics. These gorgeous wall maps depict Montana’s public lands and will provide inspiration for your next Montana backcountry adventure.
Missoula's Kettlehouse is not only where you're likely to find BHA staff on weeknights, but they're also huge supporters of public lands. And they make some damn fine beer. We encourage you to consider carbonated gifts from them this holiday season.
With more than four decades of experience, Bozeman's Mystery Ranch packs would be a perfect holiday gift for any hunter - new or experienced.
Check out these Pure Venatic Public Land Owner leggings, designed by by long-time Montana BHA member Yana Robertson.
Black Coffee Roasters is where BHA's Missoula staff gets their Joe. Not only do they make the best cup of coffee in town, but they continually support BHA and public lands. Check em out.
Sitka Gear has been a tireless supporter of BHA both here in Montana and across North America. Look to them for performance hunting clothing, and their new lifestyle line is worth a look as well.
Not seeing what you want on this list? No worries! Amazon.com has just about everything you could ask for, and you can still give back to BHA through AmazonSmiles. Simply shop through the AmazonSmile site and be sure to select Backcountry Hunters & Anglers as your charity of choice. A percentage of each sale will find it's way back to BHA; it all adds up and your shopping experience and prices will be identical. We might recommend The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook, written by repatriated Montanan, BHA member and public land advocate, Steven Rinella.
And finally, the #1 gift we can recommend this holiday season is a Gift Membership to BHA. Starting at just $25, these memberships support the work we do, expand our ranks and amplify our voice. Surely you know a friend or family member in need of nudge to join BHA. If you gift them a year, we'll be sure to convince them to stay on as supporters after that.
From all of us at the Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, thank you for your continued support, and happy holidays!