Chairman Don Rank of Southampton, Bucks County
Don is a lifelong Pennsylvanian, born and raised in Philadelphia. He began hunting at a young age at a family cabin in Dauphin County and has almost exclusively hunted and fished in that area. Don has taken up writing about conservation issues and has had several Op-Eds and letters to the editor published.
“I am particularly interested in the political and cultural context of hunting and fishing. I believe that outdoorsmen have not been particularly successful in pushing legislative agendas in the past. I would like to be able to assist other hunters and anglers in having our voices heard so that we can pass on the tradition to the next generation,” Rank said.
Vice-Chair Nick Long of Mifflintown, Juniata County
A central Pennsylvania native, Nick spends lots of time in the outdoors near his home with family hunting, fishing and hiking. He also travels to the western U.S. and Canada, with his most recent adventure being a DIY antelope hunt on public lands in Wyoming.
“I am eager to help in any way I can, and I look forward to more events such as pint nights, chapter hikes, fundraisers, awareness and educational events, and more,” Long said.
Treasurer Rick McClellan of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Bob Smith of Hatboro, Montgomery County
Keith Colonna of Sewickley, Allegheny County
Forest Burke of York, York County
Alex Pedder of Greensburg, Westmoreland County
Samantha Pedder of Greensburg, Westmoreland County
Nathaniel Myers of Gettysburg, PA
Catherine Elser of Prospect, Butler County
Adam Eckley of Bloomsburg, Columbia County
Connect with our leaders and keep up with the Pennsylvania Chapter online at www.backcountryhunters.org/pennsylvania_bha and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/PennsylvaniaBackcountryHunters
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