On June 17th, 2018 Rebecca Romero was the victim of a hit-and-run collision in Missoula, Montana. Rebecca had just graduated from the University of Montana, earning a degree in Wildlife Biology. She had recently enlisted in the Montana National Guard, with future aspirations to become a game warden. Rebecca served as an officer of the UM Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society and she was an active member of UM’s Backcountry Hunters and Anglers chapter. She was a new hunter and immersed herself in numerous programs established to recruit new hunters and anglers including BHA’s Hunting for Sustainability & Hunter Mentorship program. Rebecca was on a successful trajectory of becoming an independent hunter.
Every fall, UM BHA accepts applications for the Rebecca Romero Legacy Hunting award that covers the cost of a non-resident hunting license for out-of-state students with a focus on new hunters.
The purpose of this award is to honor Rebecca Romero’s life by supporting a cause she was passionate about.