We need some Dough, Moolah, Smackers, Bones, Scratch... Yep, no matter what you call it, MT BHA can only continue the fight for Montana's Backcountry and Sportsman as our funding allows, and there are a lot of new threats on the horizon.
While all the labor at MT BHA is done by volunteers, expenses just add up, and we’re running out of funding.
To raise the much needed funds we have been given donation items by local businesses to auction off and give our members a chance to win terrific prizes:
1. Custom Made Montana Backcounty Hunter & Anglers Helle Knife and Sheath
This is an awesome, one-of-a-kind knife that was handmade from and donated by our own MT BHA Treasurer, Chad Sivertsen, using Helle Knife Steel.
This knife uses a 3 ½ inch long Stainless Steel laminated Helle blade. Made in Norway since 1932 Helle knives and blades enjoy a reputation for ruggedness and maintaining a sharp edge. The blades are a three-layer sandwich with two outer layers that protect the harder center alloy of cutting edge steel. The handle on this blade is Myrtle wood and Cocobolo with Ebony accent stripes. The BHA logo on one side is inlaid with Malachite powder. Both the butt and guard are sheep horn. The sheath is pouch style wet formed leather.
2. Full Day Guided Fly Fishing Trip by Great Northern Resort in West Glacier, MT
Montana Fly-Fishing guides at Great Northern Whitewater Resort specialize in fly-fishing trips on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. These glacial fed rivers are some of the finest fly-fishing rivers in Montana and provide a genuine western experience.
The Full Day Fishing Trip departs our base near West Glacier, MT first thing in the morning and allows us to be on the water at first light, spending the entire day fly-fishing the Flathead Rivers.
Your professional fishing guide will ensure you are fishing the best stretch of river. Enjoy a fresh lunch from our Railway Cafe and then relax in the afternoon and anticipate the evening hatch as twilight settles over a great day in Glacier Country. Our most popular guided fishing trip with guests!
3. Gift Certificate GPS Chip from onXmaps
Donated from Montana's own onXmaps, a trusted source for private and public land ownership mapping technology, onXmaps has been a leader in data collection and mapping since 2008. With onXmaps, consumers can use their Garmin GPS, PC/Mac computer, and mobile devices to learn public and private land owner names, know property boundaries, roads, trails, terrain and more!
4. Montana Made Whiskey and Camouflage Flask from Glacier Distilling Co.
Fireweed Bourbon Whiskey is a rugged bourbon from the “Crown of the Continent”. It is barreled in charred oak and lent a subtle sweetness from a cherry brandy, also distilled by Glacier Distilling Co., made using sun-kissed cherries grown on the hills overlooking Flathead Lake. Fireweed Bourbon Whiskey is a blend of the old and the new; the savory and sweet; of the strength and beauty of our lands.
This is a rare bottle, one of the first released by Glacier Distilling Co., and signed by the master distiller to commemorator the occasion.
Where and when can I buy raffle tickets for these awesome prizes?
Raffle tickets will be put into separate drawing buckets of your choice, for each item. The drawing will be held Saturday June 14th at the Rendezvous Campout at the Aspen Grove Campground 8 miles west of Lincoln, MT.
What if I cannot make the Rendezvous Campout this year?
If you are not able to make the Rendezvous Campout to buy tickets, you may buy raffle tickets by sending us a check and indicating which drawings you want your tickets to be entered into.
Raffle ticket prices are as follows:
Please support your own Montana Backcountry Hunters & Anglers organization. We have limited opportunities for fund raising to continue the fight to protect Montana’s backcountry.
Checks for raffle itmes should be made out to:
Montana Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
And mailed to with your drawing bucket instructions:
Montana Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
c/o Greg Munther
1295 Lena Lane
Missoula, MT 59804.