Despite being in the midst of turkey season, the Pennsylvania Chapter has been busy both planning events and working to improve access and opportunity for Pennsylvania’s hunters and anglers. Here are some highlights and upcoming events.
As always, thank you for being a member of BHA! We hope to see you at an event soon.
- Chapter Secretary Don Rank has been working hard alongside recent addition to the Pennsylvania Chapter team, John Kline, to educate policy makers about BHA’s public lands mission. So far this spring, the duo has had 24 meetings with legislators and agency officials to discuss the importance of conservation funding and improving access and opportunity for hunting and angling.
- Additionally, earlier this week the Pennsylvania Chapter sent a letter of support to Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward and President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, in support of Senate Bill 431, which would eliminate the use of pink envelopes for acquiring doe tags and allow online applications.
- We’re continuing to monitor Sunday hunting bills, including Senate Bill 607, which was recently introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin. We will continue to track this legislation and will be ready to mobilize in support of this legislation when the time is right.
- Earlier this month, the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a historic expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges across the country including Pennsylvania’s Cherry Valley NWR. The USFWS is currently seeking public comment on the proposed rule for 60 days, which ends on July 4, 2021. For more information on the proposed expansion and how to comment, check out our blog post Here.
Hike to Hunt
BHA’s annual summer fitness/fundraiser is all new for 2021.
Join us June 5 to August 11 and Hike, Run, Bike or Paddle for fun or fundraising in this all-new BHA North America fitness event.
Click Here to learn more and sign up.
Also, read about the power of Hike to Hunt as motivation for personal change in this story by PA Chapter Board Member Keith Colonna. Congrats to Keith on his achievement!
Check out a full list of upcoming PA BHA events below
June 4 to 6
Total Archery Challenge at Seven Springs
Stop by the BHA Booth!
2021 BHA PA Wilds Trail Challenge
Ruck up and hit the trail on the annual PA BHA suckfest. 38 miles over two days!
Michaux State Forest Shooting Range Cleanup
Give back by helping DCNR staff improve the rifle range for all.
Pint Night: Two Rivers Brewing, Quakertown
Live, in-person Pint Night at one of the best breweries in PA!