Backcountry Hunters & Anglers – The Sportsmen’s Voice for Our Wild Public Lands, Waters and Wildlife – is pleased to announce our 7th Annual North American Rendezvous. Our biggest party of the year will be held April 12-14, 2018, in Boise, Idaho.
Ticket options include:
Full Weekend Ticket - $200 (Sold Out) Includes Friday & Saturday events and seminars, dinner on Friday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday, as well as breakfast on Sunday.
Friday Night Brewfest - $20 (purchase at the event) Includes a BHA stainless mug and 3 drink tickets.
Friday Night Public Land Owner Film Festival - $20 (purchase at the event) Includes entrance to BHA's first ever Public Land Owner Film Festival.
Saturday Morning Hike to Hunt - Free and open to the public. Participants should arrive by 6:30AM, the race/hike begins at 6:45AM. You are welcome to drive to the trailhead or take the buses that BHA will provide from the south side of the Boise Centre, buses load at 6:15AM and leave at 6:30AM.
You can participate as a casual hiker or as a race participant. Racers will be competing for a new pack from Exo Mountain Gear. Racers must wear a pack with a minimum weight of: 45lbs (men), 25lbs (women). All racers are competing against one another and only 1 winner will get the prize. The winners pack will be weighed at the top to verify minimum weight.
Racers should provide their own pack and weight. BHA will try to have a small supply of sandbags available if someone forgets their weight. Casual hikers do not need to wear a pack or carry weight, just come enjoy the exercise and camaraderie. Stay up to date on Facebook.
Saturday Evening Campfire Stories brought to you by Filson - $55 (purchase at the event) Includes entry to live storytelling by Steven Rinella, Remi Warren and more!
Saturday Ticket - $35 Includes seminars and access to exhibitors. Does not include awards luncheon or Campfire Stories tickets.
Sunday Archery Demo & Challenges - FREE & open to the public. Demo bows, archery biathlon, celebrity shooting challenge. 9:00AM-1:00PM at the Military Reserve Archery Range. More info on Facebook.
Over the past six years, the BHA Rendezvous has attracted passionate backcountry sportsmen and women from across the continent. Attendance has grown by leaps and bounds, and we are on target for another year of record crowds, dynamic energy and good times for this year's expansion into The Boise Centre.
The three-day event is a bastion of camaraderie for hunters and anglers, starting with a daylong volunteer training on Friday, with an evening highlighting local brews at Friday’s "Beers, Bands & Public Lands" featuring local breweries and cideries; and BHA’s first-ever Backcountry Film Fest. Saturday is chock full of seminars by special guests including hunter and advocate Randy Newberg and First Lite's Ryan Callaghan, and the afternoon will also feature the presentation of our annual awards. On Saturday night, our headlining 2018 Campfire Stories event will spotlight Steven Rinella of MeatEater, Remi Warren, and more.
Our Field to Table Dinner is on Thursday night. This fundraising event stars a wild game feast and a roster of accomplished chefs, including wilderness chef and author Randy King. Featured in Saveur, the evening tells the stories of BHA members' hunting, fishing, and foraging adventures against a unique backdrop. The BHA Field to Table dinner is sold out, please contact Grant Alban at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our waiting list.
Things to do in Boise - Boise itself is a hub for the outdoors. Learn more here and here about activities you can do right in town, and don't forget to explore opportunities statewide as well. We also have two activities planned for Friday if you feel like a run or bike ride. Check out the map of the Boise area event map, here.