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Richard Rosenthal

To be able to support BHA as well as getting outdoors and do something I love (hiking) with the added benefit of preparation for my 2020 Elk Hunt in Idaho.  Any amount will help the cause.

TX BHA Policy Chair. Avid outdoorsman who grew up learning to hunt on public lands in PA. Now living in San Antonio Texas .
Nathan Voris

Public lands are a big part of my life, and the work that BHA does to fight for it matters. I'm fundraising to help BHA grow and continue to be the baddest group of conservationists on the planet!

I'm an Ohio BHA board member, dad to two boys, scout leader, average angler, below average hunter, proud #publiclandowner
Renee Patrick

I'm a Gerber Badassador, and through their support want to help raise funds for the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Public lands are incredibly important to hiking, hunting and fishing, and by working together we can ensure access to these important landscapes in the future for all.

I am a thru-hiker with over 11,000 miles hiked all over the country, and like to say my favorite trail is the one I haven't hiked yet.
June Murray

Public Lands are where all the fun is at!

We are hiking to help raise money to keep our wild lands and hiking trails open and PUBLIC. 🥾✨

Thank you for your donation to BHA! Every dollar counts.



Wife to a cute bearded guy, helping raise two buck hunters, loves Jesus, works at Next Ridge.. let’s go fishing!
Matthew Voelker
Just an average guy with above average dreams!
michael strollo

Im fundraising money for BHA so we, as an organization can continue to expand protection for public lands throughout North America and influence legislation to better protect the interests of hunters in Pennsylvania and beyond. One really great thing they are working on is to remove the PA ban on Sunday hunting which will open up opportunities for a lot of hunters like myself who work during the week. 

I used to hike a lot recreationally. Mt. Washington, Mt. Katahdin, and others, but now I tend to only hike while I am hunting, scouting, or looking for antler sheds. Im looking forward to putting in a lot of miles these next 2 months. At the end of July, I aim to finish off the fundraiser with a portion (or all) of the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 

My goal for this campaign is 150 miles, but I hope to stride even farther. 

I am Pennsylvanian and lifelong outdoorsman who has only recently gotten into hunting. It's changed my life in such a great way and I look forward to decades of enjoyment in the outdoors harvesting game.
Ty Stubblefield


Please join me in raising funds for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife. And getting in shape while doing it. Become a part of the Hike to Hunt Challenge by signing up on your own or you can donate to the cause through my profile and make me suffer one boot step at a time! 

I pledge to walk 1 mile for every $5 raised. My goal - 400 miles hiked and $2,000 raised. Help me reach that goal for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife by contributing funds to BHA through my profile and help us win!

If you can chip in $1, $5 or $500 every one counts! Together we can win this! Follow along here as we start this challenge June 1 and end it July 31. 

Thank you in advance for your dedication to our public lands and waters!

Good-time loving, beer drinking, middle-ager looking to preserve our outdoor and hunting heritage through public lands and waters conservation!
Nathan Wilson

Because public lands are very important to me, from a very young age I have fished and hunted on them. Some of my greatest outdoors adventures/ memories where with my dad on public lands. I’m going to hike anyways, so why not raise some money and help out when I can. It's for a great organization and a great cause.

Outdoorsman, conservationists,fly fisherman, hunter, surfer, adventurer
Land Tawney

I support BHA because they are THE organization making sure I have access to public lands and waters and the fish and wildlife habitat when I get there. The winter and travel have been good to me...or not so good and its time to get in shape.  

Fatkid who loves the outdoors and wants to hang with his kids more. I like hikes up mtns along streams with lots of shade.
D.J. Zor

Preserving wild public places is the most important legacy we can leave for future generations.

Az BHA chapter leader and seeker of wild places.
Brittany Lewis
New England BHA, Vermont Leadership Team
John Wilson

I believe that supporting and protecting our public lands is vital. Protection for public land is one of the best legacies that we, as a generation of Americans, can have.

Justin Bubenik

Hiking to raise funds for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers - an organization worth supporting and following as they fight for our public lands and wildlife - while working to encourage people from underrepresented communities into the outdoors. As a volunteer board member for the California Chapter, I've had a chance to be a part of BHA's awesome work and have nothing but confidence they will continue to stay true to their mission as they bring more people into the fold under a shared passion for wild places. Your support is more than appreciated!

zach epstein

Because I live and work on public land

Flyfishing guide who spends his free time picking up trash. “ Mount hood pickers! Your Mama don’t live here!
Seth Trokey



IL BHA Chapter Chair
Kevin Farron

Increasing awareness and raising $$$ for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife. And because somebody needs to beat Ty Stubblefield. 

Hunter. Angler. Conservationist. Public Land Owner.
Lex Cisler
Just a man who left his career to hike, camp, fish, and hunt across America
Bailey Smith

To support BHA's efforts in protecting public land access and promoting equitable opportunities to hunt, fish, forage, climb, hike, and play in our outside spaces.  Also to raise awareness of the backcountry hunting community.

George Gumerman

I’m Bella, the public land dog.  I'm hiking with my two legged "dad" to raise funds to support public lands. We will also be in tip top shape for fall hunting. 

I’m a German Wirehair Pointer
Jonah Curtis

To help out public lands and water and to be in a physical condition to utilize them most excellently. 

I'll always be high minded and low waged from reading too much Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Tim Harris

I support BHA because I feel our public lands are an important part of what makes the US and Canada different from the rest of the world.   My dog and I are either hiking, fly fishing, scouting or hunting on some form of public land almost daily and I am blessed to be surrounded by so much of it.   

Avid flyfisher, hunter, hiker, forager and Aussie Labradoodle lover.
Lucas Oswald

I am an avid public land user and take my children to these lands and cherish the memories made there. I want to protect them so future generations can do the same.

I love the memories that these lands provide me and my children. Help me protect and share these lands
Josh Hayman

I enjoy our public lands from Ohio to Colorado and even Alaska. BHA is helping to preserve those lands and I'm happy to be a small part of that effort. 

Ohio born and raised. I love hunting, fishing, and hiking. Spending time utilizing public lands is important to me and my family. Happy to do my small part to conserve these lands and waters for not only myself but for others across the country.
Curt Teaster

Enjoy the outdoors and want to give back

God-fearing hunter & family man
Trisha Hedin

I believe there is nothing better than hunting on and engaging with wildlife on our public lands.  I believe that we have an outstanding resource, left to us by those that had the tremendous foresight to acknowledge its spectacular nature.  We must continue our fight for access to and conservation/preservation of our public lands! 

I'm an avid climber and hunter, driven by the most remote places. There is nothing better than hunting elk in the remote reaches of the West.
Jack Kirkendall

To support the efforts of BHA and to help me stay in shape for the challenges of the backcountry. 

Retired but not tired.
Cathy Horvath-Steele

To support hunters, conservation and BHA

From the flatlands of IL, training to hunt in the mountains of CO with my husband. Love the outdoors!
Lucia Bennett

As westerners public lands are important part of our lives. They allow us to recreate in nature and allow for the protection of ecosystems/habitat. I want to help ensure that those lands remain public and we can continue to escape to nature. 

I love to be outdoors! I enjoy hiking, trail running, mountain biking, fishing and hunting.
MIchael Woods

I want to make sure that Backcountry Hunters and Anglers continues to have the resources needed to accomplish our mission of protecting our public lands, waters and wildlife

I'm a hunter and angler, currently living in Rhode Island
Chris Orndoff

I'm 38 years old and just now learning to shoot a compound bow. My first deer hunt will be in the fall. I love physical training and a long hike with weight on my back-not too much weight... This challenge is perfect for me, and BHA is an amazing organization. 

I'm a malcontent, satisfied by the challenges imposed by Mother Nature.
Regis Stief

Public lands are incredibly important to me. They have afforded me many opportunities that would have otherwise been impossible after my move to WI.  I want to give back. I want to help preserve access to these places I hold dear and continue to improve myself in the process. 

An adventurer masquerading as an overweight, unmotivated web designer.
Molly Elliott

Every financial transaction we generate is a vote - one penny is the minimum buy in. In the context of fundraising for a cause, we have the opportunity to speak our values with as little as the cost of a latte. I fundraise for Hike to Hunt as a means to raise public lands and waters conservation awareness. When executed with precision and the right intention, land and water conservation has downstream effects that ripples through society with the potential to improve the overall wellbeing of all public land owners. Join me today in giving a little (or a lot) to the fastest growing conservation group in North America, and you can rest assured you’ve helped us take one step further in protecting opportunities for the next generation to tell their campfire stories. With the help of your donation, they are likely to be bigger and better than we’ve ever known. 

Montana BHA Region One Board Member
Dale Wilsey

I'm joining the Hike to Hunt challenge in support of BHA and everything they do to protect and fight for our public lands and waters.

Our public lands and waterways are some of the greatest gifts bestowed upon us as Americans and we must continue to protect them for future generations of hunters, anglers, hikers and outdoor adventurers to come.

I'm pledging to hike 150 miles with a $1,500 fundraising goal. If reached before the end of the challenge, I will raise both. I also challenge others to get out there and hike, whether you're doing it for a cause or not. Enjoy the lands and waterways and all of the amazing experiences they provide.

Happy hiking, everyone!

Avid outdoorsman and bowhunter with a penchant for picking up heavy things and writing.
Timothy Taylor

To keep public lands in public hands

Family man, firefighter, lover of the outdoors
Tyler Graves

I’m hiking to raise money for conservation of our natural resources and wild land that I love to hike and hunt in. I want these areas to be able to be enjoyed by my children, their children and their children’s children, on down the line. 

I’m a public school educator with a passion for the outdoors.
Jennifer Durban

In increasingly divided times, BHA is one organization that brings people together for a shared common goal: the conservation of wild public lands, waters and wildlife. Regardless of if you hunt or fish, chances are you value wide open spaces, clean water and healthy wildlife populations. Please join me in supporting BHA!

I'm a set decorator and amateur conservationist who works in Los Angeles and resides in Montana. Nature is my medicine!
Mark Martens
50 year old out making nature better for the next generation!
Patrick MacDonald

To raise funds/awareness for Canadian public lands and encourage people to go outdoors and enjoy what belongs to them.

I’m a 27 year old beginner hunter and angler located in Alberta, Canada.
James Elledge

Hike to hunt will get me outside, bring awareness to those who don't know the issues surrounding public lands, and hopefully raise some money to help out with those issues.

I love the outdoors and getting away from the city as much as possible. Hunting is one of the many activities that helps with that and brings me to new places I'd otherwise not know about.
Jared Moon

I am very proud of being a BHA member. BHA not only keeps me actively involved in conservation efforts in the United States but also provides a community which helps me become a better, more ethical hunter. I fully plan on hiking and running loads of miles in preparation for my fall 2019 backcountry hunts; so, if I can give back to this phenomenal organization while doing my own preparation, then I am going to do so. 

I am a terrible bowhunter, a good Soldier, and a happy husband.
Christopher Ford

To protect our wild places for my 3 kids and future generations!

Hunter, fishermen, father and Iowa BHA Treasurer
Matt Lewis

I love hiking and fishing, so anything that supports the preservation and expansion of public open spaces is something I can support. 

Love being outdoors and enjoying public lands; hiking, fishing, plinking.
Michael Acree

Back Country Hunters and Anglers is THE VOICE for our Wild Public Lands, Waters and Wildlife!

One of things that make the United States a truly unique country is the revolutionary idea behind it's Public Lands System! That certain places and landscapes should be put aside for the benefit of the People! That certain places should be kept intact. Wild and Whole and Wonderful. It is often Wonder that I personally go to such places to seek! They are available to you and me because someone who came before us saw the value in such places and the value is beyond measure. The noisier the world becomes theses places become even more valuable. I go there myself to recover, reorient, refresh. To Pray and to Play.

Back Country Hunters and Anglers is an organization whose mission is the protection of these places and the wild things found tin them. A mission to keep Public Lands in Public Hands! 

I hope you will consider helping me raise a little money for them as I get in shape this summer!

mostly just a work in progress.. practicing to be the best version of myself.
Larry Williams
I am an avid Outdoorsman and Conservationist who dabbles in most outdoor activities.
Rob Yagid

To build awareness and appreciation for North America's wild public lands, waters and wildlife.    

I'm the digital media coordinator for BHA. I hunt, fish, hike and work to ensure others have access and opportunity to experience the richness that only wild places can provide.
Matt Snyder

I am participating in this year’s Hike to Hunt with my one month old daughter. I will be taking her along in a baby carrier for as many hikes as possible while showing her our public lands and helping raise money to keep those public lands accessible for her and future generations. 

Monique Kauffman

I believe we are incredibly blessed to have access to public lands for hunting, hiking, and just enjoying God's beautiful creation. I think it's important that we keep public lands public, get outside, and stay active! Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is an amazing organization that helps to keep you & me public landowners!

Hi! My name is Mo, and my husband and I love the great outdoors. We are excited to get out and hike while fundraising for a cause we believe is incredibly important. Hopefully we can inspire you to get outside, too, and enjoy being a public landowner!
Matthew Vest

I support BHA because, as a military family, public lands and waters are the only places that my sons and I can enjoy the outdoors. With the continuous moving, we don’t have the option to buy large tracts of land or the time to build relationships with landowners. BHA’s mission to keep public lands in public hands ensures that I will be able to teach my sons about the outdoors, and they will be able to pass that on in the future. 

Garret Oksness
I am a high school science teacher who loves to hike, ski, hunt, and climb in the backcountry.
Brink Kuchenbrod

We have it pretty good. Let's protect our gift of public lands and wildlife, because the alternative is sad stuff. (Some of my miles are on Strava ;)

Running, hunting, loving public land.
Joel Smith

Anything I can do to benefit the protection of our public lands is a worthy cause.

Director of Public Outreach - Texas BHA
Evan Shaw
Mediocre hunter from Ohio, who enjoys learning how to fail in new and exciting ways.
Adam Brister

I’m hiking to raise money for the public lands and waters that hold a special place in my heart. I am pledging to walk 1 mile for every $5 raised between June 1 and July 31. My goal is to raise $500 and I invite all my friends to donate through my profile or to join me and sign up for the Hike to Hunt Challenge!


Every dollar counts and thanks in advance for your dedication to one of the greatest American ideals...public lands and waters!

Wyoming Chapter Board Member. Lifelong hunter and angler.
Allison Carolan


I am an ultrarunner, fastpacker, wilderness canoeist, outdoors(wo)man, and hunter.
Chris Hennessey

I support BHA because our North American public lands are a national treasure. We must conserve them and keep them wild for our generation and for those to come. 

Regional Manager for BHA. Working with chapter leaders and members across the East to preserve our public lands and waters. Mainly a Keystone State hunter and angler, but loves having public land everywhere he goes.
Timothy Brass

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is the only sportsmen organization dedicated to speaking-up for the public lands, public waters and public access we all depend on.  Please consider contributing to our work as I set out raise $1,000 for public lands and water conservation and access by hiking 250 miles by July 31st.

State Policy Field Operations Director for BHA.
Melissa Early

Our 640 million acres of public lands are our greatest national treasure! These mountain ranges, plains, grasslands, desert, wild rivers, and other diverse ecosystems of wildlife habitat provide us not only clean water, air, recreational pursuits, and wild organic food on the table, but so many more ineffable facets in the web of life.  Our Wild continues to define the most glorious experiences of my life.  In the words of Wendell Berry, "eating with the fullest pleasure -- pleasure that does not depend on ignorance, is perhaps our profoundest enactment of connection with the world."   

Wilderness lover. Angler. Backpacker. Hiker. Hunter. Wildcrafter. Skier. Hot springing enthusiast. Wild foods advocate. Organic gardener. Collaborative Conservationist.
Donald Rank

I’m raising money for a conservation group named Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. It’s a great group of people working to protect our public lands.

I’m the secretary for the Pennsylvania chapter
Shawn Landriault

To simply help conserve and protect the great outdoors.

I'm an outdoors and fitness junkie that enjoys hunting and fishing. I live near Ottawa, ON and hunt on public and private lands.
Nicole Roccanova

I want to support Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and raise awareness among friends and family who might not know about the organization.

I love to fly fish, trail run/hike and splitboard on Utah’s public land!
Cory Wagner

Hiking to help support public land access that makes America great

Aaron Hebeisen
Minnesota BHA Chapter Chair.
Jeremy Beaston

Texas is the largest state with one of the smallest amounts of public land to hunt and fish on. I want to improve Texas Public Land and raise awareness about hunting and fishing public. I believe access is the number one problem for new hunters. 

Self taught public land hunter and angler, Host of the Cast Blast Grill Chill Podcast a Texas Public Land podcast.
Tyler Fear

I'm helping BHA raise money for our public lands. Ever since I was a little kid I've been obsessed with the outdoors. My father took me fishing for bass, walleye, perch, and bluegill; he also took me hunting for squirrel, rabbit, and deer at a very young age. He taught me the importance of being outside and learning from nature. Fishing, hunting, and hiking are a major part of my life and I use public lands for all of those activities. 

Richard Steele

To help support an awesome organization!

Just your average late in life hunter.
Chad Moore

This cause is close to my heart. Its important to stand up for public lands and support organizations who defend them for us and our children. Here is an excerpt from the BHA website. It sums up my feelings perfectly. 


A land facing ceaseless development. A people overly reliant upon technology and motorized equipment. A quality of life – particularly the sporting life – that seems increasingly in jeopardy.

These are some of the basic tenets of our call to arms – for North American sportsmen and women to stand up for the wild country and fish and wildlife that depend on it. Now, more than ever before, we need wild lands: places to rekindle the fire at the heart of the human soul.

I'm a dedicated husband and father. I'm also passionate about the great outdoors!
Derek Clark

“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free.”

Aldo Leopold -A Sand County 

Many don’t know that much of the funding to preserve wild lands and wildlife in the United States comes from hunters and fisherman through licenser sales and excise taxes on fishing and hunting gear through the Pitman Robertson Act and the Dingell Johnson act. 

Back Country Hunters and Anglers is a non partisan organization of sportsmen dedicated to preserving our outdoor heritage by supporting and defending responsible wildlife management, habitat and public land access for all not just hunters and anglers. Not only for now but for future generations.

Please help support this worthy organization.

I can definitely be described as an adult onset hunter. Although I was introduced to hunting as a kid with some boys I grew up with. I have years of backcountry experience backpacking and In backcountry search and rescue as well as a host of other outdoo
Rick Brackett

I am participating in Hike to Hunt 2019 as an additional motivation to get in shape ahead of the 2019 hunting season AND to support Backcountry Hunters and Anglers in their efforts to protect public lands and the access to them for hunting and angling.

Hunter and fisherman from southwest NH. Land manager for regional land trust.
Russell Kuhlman
California/Nevada Chapter Coordinator for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Nathan Lofland

Did you know that hunters and anglers contribute more than $1.6 billion per year to conservation? As a "non-consumptive" public land user, I want to try to keep up with my "consumptive" counterparts and do my part to protect public lands. Please help me by supporting my fundraiser for BHA's Hike to Hunt challenge. I'll hike 1 mile for every $1 you donate here for public land conservation!

“They say that hunters and tree huggers can’t get together,” Chouinard (Patagonia) said. “That’s bullshit. The only way we’re going to get anything done is to work together.”

Stop Hating on Hunters

Outdoor Enthusiast, Hiker, Backpacker, Caver, Canyoneer, Peakbagger
Evan Porterfield

I support BHA because they support and advocate for the things I love about the outdoors and hope to share with my children's children. BHA is my voice for public land, waters, and wildlife. 

Kyle Butler
My name is Kyle I’m 29 and I hunt and fish the George Washington National Forest avidly
Zachary Manning

Another way to raise awareness to North American public lands and waters. Fight for our American heritage. I promise to bust mine and fight for yours. Cheers. 

Pitter Patter, Lets get at Her. .
Maureen Downing-Kunz

To support BHA's efforts in protecting public land access and promoting equitable opportunities to hunt, fish, forage, climb, hike, and play in our outside spaces.  Also to raise awareness of the backcountry hunting community.

I enjoy nature’s beauty
Mike Paananen
I am an Idaho native and avid outdoorsman. My family originally homesteaded in Long Valley near the town of McCall, Idaho and I was raised by a father that took the time to teach his son the value of the natural beauty that the land has to offer.
Chris Sekol

To help raise money for public lands while at the same time I hike to help recover from my recent bout with cancer.

I'm and avid traditional archer, fly fisherman and hiker.
Rachelle Schrute
📍🄼🄾🄽🅃🄰🄽🄰 ℙ𝕦𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕔 𝕃𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕆𝕨𝕟𝕖𝕣 & 𝔸𝕕𝕧𝕠𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕖
Howard Whiteman

The United States is fortunate to have so much public land, yet there are forces that are trying to privatize it, and others that are trying to extract fossil fuels at all costs--which fragments and destroys habitat and subsequently degrades public AND private lands via pollution and climate change.  BHA is the ONLY conservation organization that is FOCUSED on public land conservation, and is standing up to fight all attacks on our public lands.  

Husband, Father, Scientist, Professor, Hunter, Angler (order may change during some months of the year)
James Brandenburg

After the success of our chapter's Gobblers and Garbage campaign this spring, I'll be back out on the trails looking for trash and logging some miles to help me get ready for all the fun in the fall.  Why not raise a little money to help defend our public land and waters while we're at it!

I am a generalist hunter and angler, and a specialist father and husband.
Chris Heinle

So my kids can hunt & fish in 40 years

Ive never fundraised before
Josh Karum

I am part of our Oklahoma Chapter of BHA and we are extremely passionate about protecting our local public lands and waters. H2H gives me an opportunity to directly impact that goal and it will help me get into better shape as well!

I am an Okie hunter with dreams of going west like everyone else does!
Zachary Dotson

I was fortunate enough to grow up in Northern Nevada and California, where I spent much of my time in the outdoors with my granddad, dad, and brother. Through this, I was able to to create strong family bonds with those that I love, while also learning the respect and importance of our wild lands.

After leaving home for the better part of a decade, I returned to find that much of the land in which I grew up hunting had been made private, or had been choked off to public access by private investors. This results in lost opportunities for myself, and thousands of other fathers to bond with and teach their children the importance of our wildlife and ecosystems.


Backcountry Hunters Association exists to provide hunters, fishermen and women, and general outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy our public lands with their loved ones. I am fundraising for Hike to Hunt because I love to be outdoors, and if I can help the cause to keep public lands public, then why not?

Husband, Father, Public Land Owner
Robert Smith

We need to preserve the ability to get away from crowded cities and busy schedules.  Only the large expanses of public lands are big enough to let you truly get away.

public land enthusiast
David Gough

Join me in raising funds for our public lands, waters, and wildlife and getting in shape while doing it.  Become a part of the Hike to Hunt Challenge by signing up on your own or donating through my profile and make me suffer a mile at a time!

I pledge to walk one mile for every $5 raised.  My goal - 400 miles hiked and $2,000 raised.  Follow along here as we start this challenge June 1st and end it on July 31st.

Thanks you in advance for your donation to our public lands and waters!

Lover of wild animals and wild places, novice hunter and angler, and love having a good time taking it all in.
Tim Rogers

I have benefited my entire life from the recreation opportunities that public lands offer. I value these opportunities and intend to do my part to ensure future generations have the same opportunities that I have had. No other organization is doing more to protect our access to public lands than Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. The Hike to Hunt Challenge gives me an opportunity to raise awareness about our public land, raise some money for BHA, and enjoy some time hiking in the outdoors myself.

I live in Circleville OH with my wife Deb, daughter Laurel, and our German Shorthair Pointer named Barley.
Josh Thomas

I’m a strong believer in keeping public lands in public hands

avid outdoorsman
Ryan Sherbo

Im raising Money and awareness for the BHA in the Hike to Hunt Challenge as a way to get in shape while  showing support and advocacy for our Public Lands. Join Me on my second year in Southern Arizona as I hit the trail. There will be blood plenty of Sweat and public lands!!!

Husband and Father raising his family on Public Lands
Mike Mohoric

Great opportunity to raise awareness to family and friends for the preservation and access to public lands so that all of us can enjoy them be it hunting, fishing, camping, or whatever your heart desires. 

Work a ton, travel a lot and nothing better than escaping city and airports to explore the wilderness.
Matt Kearns

Hiking to raise funds for the conservation of public lands used by everyone for outdoor recreation 

Love to spend time with my wife and family doing any number of outdoor activities. Teach high school Ecology and Environmental Science
Ian Biggers
Finding my out of doors roots in the woods of Maine.
Wayne Engeron

I am a new BHA member participating in my first Hike to Hunt event. My goal is to help raise money for public lands and gain awareness for the organization in the Southeast.

Matthew Burlingame

I’d like to encourage people to get outdoors and to also promote public land conservation. 

Husband, father, outdoorsman and veteran
John Mahrle

I'm a recovering farmer, still involved in agriculture just now on the commercial end. Now that I no longer farm I have more time to fly fish and hunt, you can also find me out in the woods horseback riding or canoeing with my wife.
Robert Seilheimer

Public lands, waters, and wildlife need voices like BHA.

I am an individual who values wild places and wildlife
Geoffrey Ledon
Deployed overseas and getting into hunting shape before I get home!
Jason Lind

This is a great opportunity to make your miles mean something and help support the public land that we all own. I am hopeful that my kids can get the opportunity to enjoy public lands as much as I have. 

Father. Hunter. Fisherman. Public land owner.
Dwayne Cossey
I live, work, and play in the Pacific Northwest. I love conservation work, hunting, and fishing.
Ben Bishop
KY Board of Directors - 4th District Coordinator
Mike Pelzl

For physical and mental health.

In it for the trail beers.
Ted Krueger

This is a fun way to raise money for a great cause while staying in shape for hunting season. I plan to do some hiking anyways so I might as well try to raise some money for bha. 

I like long walks on the beach, beer, and Elk hunting.
Laura Naranjo

Public lands are our heritage, and belong to all of us. It's up to the current generation to make sure our public lands are conserved for future generations.

Mom, wife, special education assistant, bowhunter, fly fisher, breast cancer survivor, citizen of the pale blue dot
Josh Bottjer

To keep public lands in public hands.

I hunt with a pack.
Michael Pierce

explore new places and get fit!

Middle school science teacher who loves to hunt and the outdoors
Justin Nelson

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is the future of conservation. We must bridge the gap between all public land users to unite in our common goals. 

“We have not inherited the earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children.” - Lester Brown.
Alexandre Viau

To raise awareness of what our public lands really mean to people who have never experienced what an amazing and unique country we have that's free for all to use.

Two femur fractures, one spleen laceration and a hunger for being outside again. The past 18 months of my life have been fraught with depression, highs and lows, and battling inner demons I never knew. Time to move forward and continue in the mountains.
Joseph Patton

Supporting the acquisition, conservation, and appreciation of public lands for the hunters, anglers, and hikers out there.

Public Land Archery Hunter - equal opportunity for all species
Cindy Stites

I support Backcountry Hunters and Anglers because I wholeheartedly believe in the people involved in this organization. My eyes have been opened to issues I would have never even thought about, as someone who lives in Indiana, where there isn't a lot of public land. And to be honest, you just don't hear people talk about public lands at all where I live, and I would like to change that. We should care about and fight for all public lands, not just the ones we have in our own backyard. While I cannot offer much monetarily, I do reach out to my elected officials, I donate when I can, and I spread the BHA gospel to anyone who will listen. I believe in BHA, so much so that I have even entertained the idea of looking into starting a chapter in Indiana. So yeah, I guess you could say I believe in this cause. Public lands are yours, and they are mine, and it is critical that we keep these lands public for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. Backcountry Hunters and Anglers are the folks that will work hard to ensure that that is possible.  

No one special, just trying to do my part for our public lands.
David Seramur

To support the wild places that give me so much fulfillment. And to get my ass back into shape after a long winter. 

Cohost on The White Oak Podcase, lover of all things outdoors
Jovan Dewaal
And, why hunt not to hike? Ahh.
Brian DeLisi
Hunter, Angler, Husband, Father & CA BHA Committee Member
Jacob Vandermeer

Love seeing people enjoy the outdoors and want to assist in protecting it for the future generations.

Avid family and outdoor enthusiast that would rather be outside than behind a desk any day of the week without cell service.
Melissa Hendrickson
Fairly new to hunting and actively learning all the time.
Steven Dunn

For local conservation efforts

Enjoy taking the dog and friends out to enjoy the great outdoors whether its a hike ir fishing/hunting adventure
Jason Slamen

I was amazed to discover Texas' over 1 million acres of public land. My hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting trips on these lands have given me invaluable memories and opportunities for introspection. 


I wan't to make sure Americans can enjoy the same opportunities forever.

32 yrs, native Texan, adult onset hunter for the most part.
Connor Bos

The outdoors and OUR public lands are worth protecting, preserving, and raising awareness for. I want to do anything I can to help meet that goal!

I enjoy everything that the outdoors has to offer!
Marshal Loftus


Kansas BHA BOD
Tyler Christopherson-Schorn
SoCal - New to hunting, not new to hiking.
Michael Martin

I want to raise awareness of BHA in Central Florida and get people of all kinds involved in conservation. Whether you hunt, fish, hike, camp, swim, bike, or use public lands for any other kind of outdoor recreation, we are all responsible for conserving the land we love.

I am a senior at UCF with a love for bowhunting, photography, and the outdoors.
Gordon Dial

Growing up all I knew was public lands. I rarely had the opportunity’s to hunt or access private land. I learned everything I know about the outdoors on public lands in northern Michigan. I’m fundraising for Hike to Hunt because well I like to do both of those a lot and preserving the land for the future generations means a lot to me. 

Justin Helvik

I want to ensure my daughter has the same opportunities in the outdoors I had when I was a child.

I am a fourth generation Montana man who is passionate about all outdoor endeavors.
Brian Thomason

Want to help spread the Bowhiking message.

Father and husband that loves to hunt and fish.
John Rasmussen
I have been fond of the outdoors from my earliest recollection due to my grandparents and parents. Lifelong LEO. Lifelong hunter and fisherman.
Jeffrey Petersen
Backpacking, fly-fishing, bowhunting life long Michigander.
Katherine McKalip

Descendant of coal miners, fur trappers, ice fishermen and schoolteachers from Pennsylvania, Katie McKalip grew up with a front row seat to the politicking of Washington, D.C., thanks to her military upbringing. After college in Virginia, she landed in western Montana, where she spends a lot of time outdoors and engages in policy making from a distance. Katie joined the BHA team following a seven-year stint with the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, where she led the TRCP’s media outreach and other communications work. She also helped realize founder Jim Range’s vision of the TRCP as an influencer of sportsmen-driven conservation policy and a center point in the outdoors and hunting and angling constituencies. She is actively involved with the boards of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, where she directed communications before moving to the TRCP, and Conservation Hawks, which levies sportsmen’s political muscle to advance effective approaches to climate change. She has an M.S. from the University of Montana and a B.A. from The College of William & Mary. For her master’s thesis, she wrote a manuscript on the history of mining – camps, communities and colorful characters – in the area now known as Rocky Mountain National Park. Married to a Montanan who’s hunted since he was 12, Katie especially enjoys upland hunting with good friends and great dogs, cross country skiing Montana’s hills and river bottoms, and summertime paddles in sun dappled mountain streams, ideally with her two kids in tow.
Communications czar for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Natural resources policy, outdoors, out west, hunting, fishing, woods, waters.
Jesus Santos

I want to help preserve and expand the relatively little access that lovers of the outdoors have to the national treasure that is our public lands, especially in Texas

I am a Christian husband and soon to be father who loves to be outside in big spaces.
Barry Pittman

To help fight for continued access to public lands!

Just a dude trying to get back into shape and HUNT and FISH!
brandon skiver

Hiking to help my health and protect our public lands.

Kevin Roth

To get a cool t-shirt and hopefully raise some money for BHA! 

Hunter and fisherman. Backpacking, Western DIY Big Game, Bird Dogs, Midwest Upland and Walleye Fishing
Kent Petersen

To raise awareness for public lands and waters

I love everything outdoors! Iowa Chapter BOD
Josh Veverka

To get in shape (I'm motivated by money) and to raise awareness of public lands issues in the Eastern US.

Father, husband, hunter. Oldish, fat-guy with bad knees. Co-Chairman, Capital Chapter BHA.
Benjamin Garcia

Trying keep public lands public. 

I’d rather be out in the wilderness than anywhere else.
Kortney Behrens

I believe it takes a huge effort to keep thing that are wild, wild. Once it’s gone it’s very unlikely it’ll be coming back. 

Father, husband and hunter. I love everything about being outdoors.
Andrew Goerlitz

In today’s political climate support public lands is more important than ever. 

Husband, hunter, hiker, sculptor, traveler, lover of all things natural.
Joshua Watts

I support BHA to ensure that myself as well as future generations have wild places on which to hunt, fish, and recreate.

Nicole Cappuccio

Protection of public lands is what first drew me to BHA. As I follow them as an organization I continue to be impressed with the work they do and want to support where I can. This is a fun and engaging way to do this! 

Fishing has always been a part of me, but growing up on the coastline in NJ I didn’t have the same type of public land access I do now that I live in the west. I also did not have exposure hunting until a few years ago and I fell in love!
Roth Carroll

I support Backcountry Hunters & Anglers because I want the outdoors to be something that can be shared by everyone. Not just private landowners. I want my kids and grandkids to be able to hunt, fish, hike, camp, and just enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and all it has to offer.

Born and raised Virginia Hunter & Angler
Dusty Zabel
Colorado Hunter and Prospector born and raised
Luke Wolter
I grew up hunting, living on a farm and want to get back into the lifestyle after having kids.
Joshua Jenkins
Hunter, Conservationist, Father, Husband, Engineer.
Chad Frank
From Wisconsin and hiking for team ales.
Jesse Wiesner

To help raise money and awareness to support the amazing public lands and waters that we have available to us in this country. All while getting in shape for a fall OTC elk hunt with my brother in CO.

Lover of the outdoors and everything that it holds.
Jody Stables

I believe in the power of our public lands. 

Dad, Husband & Public Land Owner
Matthew Fuston
Bowhunter, flyfisher
Joshua Bingham

To get outdoors!

Living on the Central Coast of California with plenty of hiking available! Excited to get out and HIKE!
Adam Whitney

Stop pebble mine. Keep BWCA pure. 

Amazing and confused
Hadden Wilkins

To get in shape for hunting season and make many more memories along the way

I am a student at Western Colorado University and want nothing more than to make my passion for the outdoors a bigger part of my life.
Brooke Strickland
Hunter, fisher, trail runner, hiker.
Tanner Bean

It sounds like a great opportunity to back in shape and donate to a good cause at the same time.

I'm from Iowa and mainly hunt whitetail in the fall. I did my first elk hunt last year and hope to make it a yearly tradition.
andrew kafka
I am a student PT at the University Of Montana. I have a beautiful wife and a 2 year old lab named Harper.
Alex Sims

Keep our public lands public!

Muleys are my passion coyotes are my game and elk is my sustenance
Courtney Scharnakau

Wanting to raise awareness for public lands and water, there is so much it has to offer. 

Fishing, hiking, hunting, camping. Being in the outdoors is a recharge for me.
Chris Clark

To donate to a cause that aligns with my beliefs and top hopefully preserve access to public lands for future generations.

The world is a tough place it live in and life is not fair. Work harder.
Ricky Brule

I want to assist in continuing the outdoor heritage.  Private lands are being gobbled up by concrete roads and buildings. We must keep our public lands public, in order to maintain retreat from the every day work week and have a place to pass down outdoor traditions.  Please support me in my efforts to ensure that can happen for many more generations.  

Grew up in Northwest Minnesota, hunting and fishing with my dad and uncles. Always enjoyed anything outdoors, especially if I have a bow and a pair of binoculars in my hands.
Josh Smith

I am hiking to protect the BWCA as well as other public lands around the country. 

Social studies teacher who loves to fish, hunt, hike, and camp.
Kyle Hildebrandt

I want to challenge myself to getting some miles in for our public lands! 

Proud owner of an almost 3 year old lab. Founder/President of the BHA Collegiate chapter at the University of Minnesota. I hunt and fish almost exclusively on public lands, and embrace every moment that I am able to spend outdoors!
Daniel Hopkins

To support Backcountry Hunters & Anglers!

Michael Asher

I love a good cause

Adult Onset Hunter
Christian Wietsma
I’m 42 years old. I’ve been enamored of the outdoors since I was a child.
Charles Fisher

To help give back to hunting and other hunters.

Born: New Orleans. Raised: Colorado. Live: Seattle.
Kyle Reedy

Because I believe in what BHA does and stands for!

Love to hunt and hike with family and friends!
Lewi Crow
Graduate student at the University of Wyoming, from Arkansas. Learning the mountains and ways to hunt game in the West.
Brian Sunderland

I not only want to be able to be in the running for some cool prizes, but I want to give back to a great cause that will help future generations with our public lands.

Jeff Amell

For one, it's a great cause - and it helps to build camaraderie among the other members in our growing Capital Chapter.   

I'm an east coast resident who makes the pilgrimage out west every year for adventure and glory.
Nicole Missamore

Training early and often exponentially increases the quality of your hunt. Being able to cover more ground provides for a better opportunity rate as well as better quality of scouting prior to a hunt. It only seems logical to raise funds for a great cause while doing the work that would have been done anyway.  In addition, my goal is to hunt smarter and not harder. Anytime I reach for the junk food I have to think to myself, “is this something I want to pack out (attached to my thighs) while carrying meat in my pack?”  Having a goal such as this helps to stay focused.

Jesse Parks

Supporting what I love while doing what I love

Father, Geek, Newb Hunter
Christopher Copley
US Navy Diver, love the outdoors and always willing to help where I can.
Donald Haven

To help protect America's public lands and keep them accessible to all.

Born in a log cabin I built with my own two hands.
Renee Young

I love BHA

I live in Los Gatos CA
Joel Wise

Our public lands are important to me and without the support of groups like BHA our voice won't be heard.

Forestry major and lover of nature
Jennifer Davis

As an adult onset hunter and passionate conservationist, I am motivated to give back to the public lands and waters that I have had the privilege to hunt and fish on as well as those I may never set foot on. To conserve the wild places and protect the wildlife, that we all benefit from.

I am a 40yr old woman, who has only been hunting for about 8 years and am passionately committed to effective and thoughtful conservation.
Charles Waller

To bring awareness to public land issues and better myself.

Ryan Koivisto
I try to get out very week to enjoy our public lands.
Ernie Berzai

I support BHA simply because it is one of few organizations that matches my beliefs.  I've learned more about public land, issues facing other areas of the country, and how to get involved through your website and of course the podcast.  Your podcast along with others similar interest ones have given a guy from Northern IN, now East TN, realization that hunting out West is a possibility.     

Easterner getting ready western hunting
Chris roholt
Avid outdoorsman and wildlife conservationist
Reece Miller

Raising money to keep public lands in public hands.

Avid outdoors-man in East TN, hoping to showcase some awesome public land and water we have in the East!
Sarah DeLorenzo

To support my most-loved conservation organization and the public lands that make my outdoor lifestyle possible.

As the Southwest BHA Coordinator Katie supports Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. When she's not working for BHA she is shooting her bow, roaming the wide open spaces of the west and experimenting with wild game recipes.
John Simoneau

To support BHA’s fight to preserve wild public lands, waters and wildlife.  

A lifelong resident of Maine. Passing on my passion for the outdoors to my daugthers with trips around the state and beyond. New England Chapter Board Member and State Coordinator for Maine.
Paul Steinau
California transplant, passionate hunter and outdoorsman
John Gale

I support BHA because it is the only hunter and angler driven organization that shares my unwavering dedication to preserving the solitude of lonely backcountry mountains where the elk bugle and cold streams run with wild trout.

John Gale is a 5th generation Idahoan who grew up hunting and fishing the backcountry with his family. As BHA’s conservation director, John is committed to defending our wild public lands, waters and wildlife for future generations.
Andrew Pelletier
Pursuing a BA in Wildlife Ecology and Management to better understand what I can do to help our lands and waters.
Phillip Hagensen

help fund a great organization that I believe in. So that my kids will hopefully have a place to go adventuring in the future 

Proud dad of 2 boys
Mark Rege

Awesome group and great cause

Nace Naumoski
Just another PA hunter.
Matt DeLong

To support active use of our outside places for the benefit of our bodies and our environment. To promote engagement with nature which engenders a drive to protect and enhance for all people today and pass along to future generations. I u also fundraising for Hike to Hunt because I’m a sucker for a good raffle and the chance to win cool prizes!

NW family man who enjoys nature in its many forms.
Pat Holicky

Just a fella that likes huntin' and walkin' around in the woods
Jake Sims

to support our public lands and waters

avid outdoorsman and public land owner
Mark Lang
I enjoy the outdoors, and long strenuous hikes with amazing views.
Jordan Reasoner

Being a public land owner is one of the things I most proud of in my life.  I'm committed to doing everything I can to preserve these incredible lands for generations to come.

Backcountry Hunter and Public Land Owner in Bozeman MT
Thomas Kirl

Help protect public land and waters. 

Public Land Owner
Michael Hand
2 elk hunts and an ibex tag means Mike needs to get hiking
Kyle Kehoe

It’s a great cause that will benefit BHA’s mission and also get us ready for hunting season. 

Husband, Father, hunter, conservationist and the mountains are my home
Damon Cunningham

Keep Public Lands Public!

Nicholas Long

I support BHA for the broad spectrum of work the organization does for Public Lands, Public Access, and Public Wildlife.

Hunter, Angler , BHA Member, PA BHA State Chapter Vice-Chair
Jeni Garcin
I’m a horsewoman, hunter, backpacker, hiker, fish a little, and have a career in a beautiful place that is supportive of public lands and open space.
Spencer Peterson

To ensure that my son, and future generations will have public lands to explore. 

Jayson Woods

To get in shape and help support public land access.

Travis Michael

BHA is a great org.

Jared Skinner

To get in shape for hunting season, enjoy our public lands and help raise funds to conserve and protect them for future generations. 

Jared Anna

To keep public lands in public hands!

Chelsea Cassens

They protect the wild places my kids will raise their families on.

Oregon Public Lands Proud. I serve on the Oregon BHA Chapter Board in the wild Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon.
Jim Hasley

With an ever increasing population the preservation and maintenance of public lands is as vital as ever.  Animals need wild habitat to thrive and people need wild places to peacefully challenge themselves away from hectic urban settings.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers supports the conservation of wild places for public access for all users.  Please support my efforts to hike for the benefits of public lands.



Jim Hasley is a Certified Financial Planner and serves as a volunteerr for the Southeast chapter of BHA. He’s been plying the woods and waters of Florida and the Southeast for decades and loves family, friends and food.
Henry Distad

I believe in keeping equal opportunities for all persons to have public lands to enjoy and recreate on. 

Father of 3. Eagle Scout. USMC veteran. Avid outdoorsman.
Ethan Thies

I support BHA because I do not want to lose access to public lands before I am able to experience them first hand. Living in Iowa I see how a lack of public recreation land can reduce opportunities for young hunters.

Iowa hunter and fisherman, getting ready for my first western hunt.
Trevor Snyder

Every dollar counts! I want to ensure my son gets to enjoy the same public lands and freedoms I enjoy.

I like my coffee black, and my tea in the harbor.
Tyler Ross

Answering the call of our conservation heritage. Keeping it public and managed

Benjamin Langton

I am fundraising to protect the lands that are wild and unkept, where plants and animals can exist as God intended them. These bastions of creation remind us of true beauty and harmony.

Born in Montana, now in Iowa. My heart yearns to discover and protect the wild places of this world.
Shaun Wahlstrom

Public lands are important and we need them!

I like hunting, hiking and camping
steven babbitt
I am a wildlife guide in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
Jonathan Costa
New Hampshire native with a passion for the outdoors.
Jaime Gutierrez

I believe that we are the stewards of the land and wildlife of our world, and it is our duty to protect its beauty now and for generations to come. BHA fights for this belief, which has earned them my respect and support. Thank you for joining me to support this amazing organization! 

Bryce Schmidt

I believe in this organization and bringing the battle of preserving what we have to the minds of the whole population. Natural areas for all!

I have a beard and want to ensure what we all have now is better than we left it for future generations.
Merrill Robinson
Outdoor Industry Digital Marketing / Fly Fishing Freak / Waterfowl Wacko
Christopher Eggen

This land is for everyone to enjoy. We must step up to the plate to ensure this resource is protected for generations to come.

William Koepke

Because I believe in not letting your physical capacity limit your enjoyment of our public lands.

Family, Dogs, fitness, local food, and public lands.
George Urmann

I am fundraising for Hike to Hunt to raise awareness and support our public land access. Also I want to motivate others to get outdoors and get after it!

Just a guy who loves the outdoors and is passionate about bringing up the next generation to the outdoors. Especially after becoming a Father.
Gregory Dunn
White tail bow hunter
Jack Grummett

Trying to contribute to our lands as much as possible!

A guy and a dog just getting after it!
Tanya Gates

To help conserve land for my boys and future generations. Plus getting in mountain shape for season and getting outside.

Avid hunter,hiker,trail runner and get outside type of gal with my family and friends. Life is about exploring new places.
Josh DeWitt

Public lands are important to every one. Let's keep them public!

Love the outdoors.
mike story

Because I love BHA, what they stand for and the message they portray. It would give me grate pride to help raise money for such a great organization. 

I am a father of two, who enjoys the outdoors and sharing what I love and enjoy with my family.
Veronica Corbett

I'm a fish lover in a desert state hiking to get into all my favorite backcountry fishing holes.

Michael Gostisha

i am participating in Hike to Hunt to continue my support of BHA and to protect our public lands and waters for future generations. 

I am from Wisconsin and I live for the outdoors.
Christa Whiteman

I support the conservation of our natural resources & lands. 

Chiropractor/Physician at Evolve Movement & Wellness
Jason Norris

Public lands are important to everyone in this country. I am hiking to actively support these lands and waters. I am striving to do my part to keep them public, to keep them healthy, all 640 million acres of them!

Just a simple public land owner.
Ryan Silcox

To support our public lands, waters and wildlife.

Daniel Zito

BHA does wonderfull things behind the scenes for conservation. With my limited amount of free time, I like to support them the best that I can.

I am a hunter/conservationist! I hunt for the future of wildlife!
Josh Bohannan

To help support the amazing western landscape and all that it give to us. 

A hunter, a fisher, a rafter, a hiker and a veteran
Adam Kevelder

This is my opportunity to contribute to a great organization that is helping to keep and improve the public lands we all can continue to enjoy.

Father of 2 beautiful girls who has been hunting his entire life and just started exploring the Elk woods “Out West”.
Steven VanDeKeere

Public land awareness and general physical fitness. 

Husband, dad, hunter, fisherman, back packer and camper
Cody Cass
Father of two amazing children and husband to an amazing woman.
Brandon Shook
Jesus Follower, Husband, Father. Lover Of People. Outdoorsman. Public Outreach Director - Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, TX Chapter. Yeti Pro • First Lite Pro
Jeremy Crawford

I'm fundraising to help raise funds for outdoor recreation and conservation our public lands shared and owned by everyone. I would also like to encourage friends and family to get out and enjoy out public lands

I like to hike and get away from all of life's distractions and spend time getting some fresh air.
Andrew Martin

I'm hiking to show my support of public land conservation and hunting!

I like stick bows, deer meat and native plants.
Preston Watts
Adult onset hunter and new found Biophile.
Marshall Lenth

I'm fundraising to support public lands for future generations.  

Public Land Owner living in Grand Junction, Colorado
Nicole Bothman

Hiking to support access to public land for hunting and fishing 

Montana born and raised
David Ross

Trying to set a good example for my kiddo while raising money to keep public lands in public hands.

Adult-Onset Hunter spending as much time as I can adventuring out-of-doors and cooking wild game
Larry Copeland

My doctor said I needed more exercise so what better way than join the hike to hunt movement and support a great organization. 

Jacob Bliss
Full-time CRNA that tries to get outdoors as much as possible on his days off. Looking forward to my first elk hunt this fall and maybe some other critters in Wyoming
James Duxbury

It’s a great cause to promote the value of our public lands. 

Blue Collar, Husband, Dad, big game chaser, MTB, SLAYER Lovin’, natural farmer
Greg Vandenberg

Public Lands were a constant in my childhood summer. Access to these places are the seed to these memories and and the future memories with my children. 

Wild places are good for my soul
Christopher Ferre

To get in shape using our public lands.

Just got out of the marine corps reserves looking for a huntin/fishing buddy in the CA Kern County area.
Andrew Brown

I’m fundraising for Hike to Hunt to raise money for BHA who are on the front lines to keep public lands in public hands. 

Joey Dick
anything outdoors is my passion.
Noah Wishau

This year I am joining conservationists from across the country to participate in BHA’s Hole to Hunt. This program is set up to raise awareness and money for our public lands and waters and the importance of keeping those place accessible, not just for us, but for future generations as well.

Trace Moorhead

I wouldn't be who I am today without OUR Public Lands. Follow my public land adventures at trace.moorhead.official on Instagram

This is a little bit about me
Tom Teifel
Public land hunter
jason Hemmingsen
Minnesota born hunter and fisherman
Nik Epperson

I appreciate public lands, and let's be honest, most of my hunting trips are expensive hiking adventures! 

jason ceola

Hiking and hunting are two of my favorite things and in Arizona both rely heavily on the availability of public land. When I see what wonders public land has to offer, especially in the west, I am thankful to  land those who had the  foresight to set it aside for preservation.  Unfortunately, that same land is always danger from those who look at unspoiled territory and think "we could log and mine and develop this for so much money."

I also like to garden heirloom tomatoes.
Hobert Scarberry

Help raise awareness for BHA

Love to explore and hunt new areas
Jared Gay

I am hiking to get ready and raise money to keep public lands public

I am a husband father of 2 great kidsand a hunter
Benjamin Nicholson

Raising money to keep public lands in public hands.

Dad, husband, distillery owner, all around misfit.
Emily Jacob

To keep public lands in public hands. BHA is capable of making sure public lands stay public, as long as we support them.

I enjoy traveling to hunt wild birds on public land with my Pudelpointer Sora.
Jared Walker
Husband, Father, Hunter, and avid Outdoorsman
Justin Redman
Live in the the Nortwest. And enjoy getting outdoors with my family and friends.
Clark Dodd

Work in our First National Park
George Diggs

Keep Public Lands in Public Hands

Public Land Owner
Jorge Larranaga
To get outside more.
Don Meredith

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers represents what I value as a hunter, angler and general outdoor enthusiast. We need wild places to nourish our souls and show us who we are, where we've come from and where we're going.

writer, editor and wildlife biologist
Nick Hackett

As a hunter that hunts public lands it is always best to give back and support the areas that support you!

Just a guy that wants to share his love for ths outdoors with his two little boys!
Dustin Lindley
Tarpon and elk, all in public.
Loy Donaldson

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers advocates for all of us wether you hunt, fish, hike, or participate in any other outdoor activities on Public Lands. Help raise money for BHA so my daughter and future generations can choose healthy futures and have places to experience the great outdoors! 

Lifelong Alaskan and angler and adult onset hunter who loves to run around in the woods with his family.
Aaron Yaklin

I have used public lands for many things throughout the years. Now its time I try to give back and make sure the public lands I grew up loving are there for the generations to come.

I am an outdoors man through and through. I love everything from hunting and fishing to taking hikes through the woods with my family.
Vincent Bahm
I love to hunt and fish. I really enjoy helping out wildlife.
Heather Gostisha
Mom of two. Family who loves the outdoors.
Edward Oehlman

To support Public Lands. To raise awareness of public lands in U.S.

A Forester from Indiana, enjoy hiking and hunting and do most of both on public lands.
Noel Wagner

Great organization, great cause.

Anna Yarbrough

Hiking & hunting, what more could we want?!

Wife, mom, hunter, forester
Josh Urmson

Bringing people to be one with exercise and nature 

Just trying to set a goal to help better myself.
Clark Dodd

Go. Fight. Win.

Micah Shanser

I prefer to bike but for public lands I will take a hike!
Joseph Rogers

I want to support BHA to help keep public lands public.

I love fishing and hunting.
Brant Davis
Living outside is life
Matthew Nelson
Just trying to never shirk a task.
Jesse Franklin

I can't imagine a scenario where my children don't have the luxury to hunt,fish or just chill in woods or on the side of a body of water. These are things I took advantage of as a kid with my brothers and cousins, so I only want this to continue for mine and all generations to come.

Avid hunter and after many years still practicing fisherman( I've got patience just no luck.) 3 kids that love to spend time in woods, be it camping, hunting , or just getting dirty.
Jeffrey Headings

I think it will be a great way to get ready for the upcoming season while raising awareness for public lands and do something new with my son.

I live in East Tennessee and recently started a blog for my son. He'll turn 2 during the challenge and is going with me for every hike.
Christopher Ellis
Adult onset hunter trying to do my part.
Chad Cabonor

To keep public lands and waters in public hands.


Ryan Pigg

To keep our public lands open for this generation and the generations that follow.

Missouri BHA Board of Directors.
Tj Burns

I'd like to do my part to shed light on the public lands of Iowa, how we can grow them in volume, make them more accessible to all, and maintain what we do have. Iowa is 47th out of 50 states for percentage of public lands and this state has more to offer hunters, anglers and outdoors enthusiasts than that number would belie. 

Born and raised in the midwest, recently returned home after spending a few years in the mountains of Colorado and coastal North Carolina.
Eric Klumb

I support BHA to help guarentee future generations (my kids) the freedom to roam wild places and experience what makes America such a wonderful place. 

Ranger and public land manager
Justin Thiel
Just a guy from smalltown Wisconsin currently living in Hawaii.
Shawn Clausen
Married to a great women, two grandkids and one on the way!!
Jesse Kurtenbach

Grew up hunting and fishing public lands. 

Average Hunter. Awesome Bow/gun hiker!!
William Harvey

Over the last few years I've had the opportunity to spend some time in Colorado and Utah experiencing what the public lands have to offer and it's been life changing. It has encouraged me to explore our public lands here in N.Y. which I haven't spent much time doing until recently. Blows my mind how much opportunity we have here in WNY and I really want people to take advantage of it. so much hunting, fishing and trail opportunity out there, BHA is a great platform to encourage people to do so. 

Avid outdoorsman from Buffalo NY.
Sarah Robbins

I am passionate about protecting our wilderness and I believe in keeping our public lands public. I admire what BHA is doing for that mission. I've also been invited on an archery elk hunting trip and need to be in shape to keep up!

Eric McCullars

to raise money and awareness for public lands and waters

I’m pretty cool and stuff
Rob Gregoire

I am fundraising to save all of humanity from certain destruction

Chris Plymale

I want to support what feeds me, and the wild places that support it! To protect all the wild that remains!

Jackson, Wyoming is home, love to hunt and fish in my backyard, and wanna protect those opportunities!
Britt Kostraba

I am doing this because it is something that will benefit me physically in the short term but, more importantly,  help to keep our public lands wild for generations to come.

A full time engineer and part time outdoorsman. Or was it the other way around?
Ashley Kurtenbach
Avid hunter or huntress, whatev’ And outdoor enthusiast. Just trying to do my part to protect the most awesome places on this earth.
Austin Motte

To raise awareness of our public lands in the great state of Michigan 

Proud Michigan Public Land Owner
Tyler Dale

I want to help support our public lands in any way possible!

Grew up hunting out West and now live in Virginia. Avidly learning how to become an Eastern hunter
Rocky Bellomy

To help make a difference in the preservation of our public lands

Live in Arkansas and fell in love with the west . Going on an Elk hunt this fall
Luke Herro
Livin' the dream in Grand Junction, CO
Erin White

Public lands are among the last, great democratizing resources in our country. All Americans have a birthright to the senses of awe, self-reliance, humility, and connection that a long day in the wild can bring. Keep our public lands in public hands!

I'm a writer, yogi, hunter, flyfisher, mama, bushwhacker, Montanan. Why wouldn't I hike to hunt?
Riley Seeholzer

On the top of the list of things that make me proud to be an American, is our Public Land. I try to spend as much time out there as I possibly can.  

Backpacker, Hunter. Local Public Land Explorer
Greg Baisden
Active NWI father of 2 and an avid bowhunter.
Gary Maerz

I am a freelance outdoor writer, multi-species angler, and bow-walker. I am also a Regional Volunteer Coordinator for the NY Chapter (Region 1).
Joshua Urban
Firefighter for los alamos county fire department, hunter gather
Joe Galvez

As a new member of BHA, my goal is to spread awareness of this organization and to help protect Americas public lands for generations to come. 

Husband, Father, Public Land Enthusiast !
Noah Schmidt
In my mid-20's and have always been an outdoorsman but my interest in the outdoors has really grown in the past couple years.
Chuck King

To spread the word about protecting public lands and waters.

Just someone who realizes the significance of our public resources.
Joel Gatrell

Public land is very important to me. I spend more time utilizing our public lands for all things outdoors. I want awareness for it as people don’t seem to realize how important it is until it is gone and we need all the help we can get in the fight to keep it ours!

Army vet, extremely avid outdoorsman
Christopher Moosios

Obviously, as a member, my primary concern is wildlife conservation. I live in a city where there isn't much hunting activity or opportunities, so I rely on our public lands elsewhere to enjoy that freedom. However, I also live in a region where hiking and general outdoorsing is in abundance, and a common thing for me, is an awesome chance to add a few extra dollars to a Great cause!

I'm an outdoors enthusiast and I Love our public lands!
Valorie Titus

I want to work to protect our public lands and our hunting heritage!

Wildlife Biology professor, mommy, hunter's safety instructor, and all around outdoorsy gal!
Donald Stockton

Keeping Public Lands in Public Hands!  Staying motivated throughout the summer to stay fit, get miles, be ready for the season, and most of all support conservation!

I was born and raised around western public lands. I’m a veteran, a dad, a hunter, and I love to be on the trail as much as possible!
Jacob Franklin

Protecting and improving our public land and ecosystems is important to sportsmen. Raising this money helps Back Country Hunters and Anglers keep public lands in public hands.

I like to hunt, hike, and fly fish, and I work in soil conservation.
James Danford
Accountant that spends too much time behind a desk but active nontheless.
Thomas Keating

to keep public lands in public hands 

24 year old Arizona native who likes to spend time in the wilderness.
J.R. Young

J.R.  grew up in Bellevue, Washington and started hunting and fishing at an early age.   His parents had a cabin in Central Washington that bordered the Wenatchee National Forest where, in his youth he spent countless weekends exploring.  “I feel like I've covered just about every trail, drainage,  and meadow in the area, and while I live a thousand miles away now, my family and I still return to the area every Memorial Day weekend for a camping trip… and to find a morel mushroom or two.”

He lives in Los Gatos with his wife and two and a half year old son where, when not hunting, they spend much of their time entertaining friends, foraging and canning.

J.R. has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Fairfield University in Connecticut.   He currently works for SunPower Corporation in San Jose and has recently become a Hunter Education Instructor.

J.R. Young lives in Los Gatos with his wife and son. When not hunting, he spends much of his time cooking, entertaining friends, foraging and canning. Follow him on Instagram at @jryoung38
Haley Sankey

A love for everything outdoors

Work on a computer, but dream of making a living outside.
David Falkner
Just a guy who wants his kids to be able to enjoy and explore American public lands
Rachael Gocklin

The Military brought me to Montana but the mountains keep me here and I support any organization that protects them and their residents. 

I'm a developing wildlife photographer and avid hunter. I'm always looking for an excuse to be on your public land,
stephen cholewa
I am a novice hunter/bow hunter, forager, public land user, and fisherman.
Larry Ortega

Keeping public lands in public hands. Non-partisan.

Physical and mental therapy are important. I can find both of these on our public land.
Patrick Quernheim

I want to support BHA because I believe in their mission and I like things that inspire me to get more exercise. 

Father of 2 boys that I want to experience the wonders of public lands like I have.
William Spahr
Husband, Father, Military Veteran.
Christopher Kopek
Fire ecology enthusiast and plant IDer
St Houck

To insure that the future of conservation always includes the voices of hunters.

hunting guide and explorer in northeast Oregon's mountains, prairies and canyons
Justin Pilch

Raise money for public lands.

Paul Oursland

Public Lands and Wild Animals!

Husband, Father of Two, Teacher, Hunter.
Brandon Lister

To support BHA, public lands & get into better shape.

Love all outdoor activities
Sam Nasset

I'm fundraising for Hike To Hunt to support Backcountry Hunters & Anglers in their ongoing fight to maintain and improve access to our federally managed public lands and waters.  Also, to get in shape for elk season!

Hunter, hiker, musician, husband, father.
Zach Condon
I work for onX in Missoula and love to hunt and fish with my wife and kids.
Brian Markham

I support Backcountry Hunters and Anglers because they are fighting to protect and preserve our public lands and waters. No matter how you use our public lands and waters, you directly benefit from the work this group does. So, whether you hunt and/or fish, hike, wildlife watch, or just appreciate knowing that there are still beautiful and wild places in our country that you can get lost in, know that this group is fighting hard to ensure that these places are available for generations to come.

Elliott Wharton

A great cause that everyone should support.

Getting outdoors every chance I get.
Jessica Arndt

We are fundraising for Hike to Hunt to help insure future generations can enjoy the outdoors Full On.


My name is Jess from Full On Outdoors. We love everything outdoors!
Joseph Hauss

To raise awareness and support for public land and water access for the people of the United States of America!

I enjoy the outdoors.
Erika Berglund

I want to challenge myself to explore more of Montana's public lands and do my part to protect the integrity and wellbeing of wild places and wildlife.

I am an Environmental Studies graduate student at University of Montana learning to hunt, fish, and forage on public lands.
Bryton Tichy

My biggest concerns are for wildlife and the wilderness that surronds it. Instead of me berating everyone I know with links and info on everything they can just hook me up here.

I'm a carpenter who retired from the marine corps in 2017. From Iowa ,living in california, been hunting and fishing my whole life and now I want to make it my whole life.
Jeff Tidwell

Raise $$$ to help protect public lands and water access.

An old man that fights hard to stay young by chasing adventures.
Josh Kaywood

I am fundraising to help BHA continue it's mission in the Southeast and across the country.  CWD in TN, Disappearing WMA's in AL, and a cultural attack on public fishing in LA  the south has several issues that threaten our public hunting and fishing culture.  Let's do something about it.

I like to kill ducks, deer and fish.
Nathan Fronk

I support Backcountry Hunters and Anglers because of their commitment to stand up for healthy wildlife populations, quality habitat, and the conservation of wild places and public land access that are crucial to our hunting and fishing experiences.

Nate was born and raised in north-central Pennsylvania. He gained his appreciation for hunting and public lands both in Pennsylvania and during seasonal wildlife research jobs throughout the West. Nate currently resides in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Michelle Ratzlaff
Robert Taubota
35 yrs old and just got into hunting a few yrs ago and want to be active In the hunting community
Joel Malfavon

My love affair with the outdoors

Avid Outdoorsmen
Tj Hauge
State Chair of the Wisconsin BHA Chapter. Fueled by caffeine and the strength of my beard.
Brien Webster

The fight for our public lands, waters, and wildlife needs our support. The resources, more than any other have shaped my life and most likely yours. If I can raise money to support BHA's efforts by hitting the trails and getting in better shape, that's a win win and a cause I'm happy to support!

Colorado and Wyoming Chapter Coordinator
Ted Koch

To help protect public lands and waters for myself and every other American.

I like to hike, backpack, camp, hunt & fish, and I do most of it on public lands.
Barney Monaghan

I believe in the mission of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. This will be my third year to participate in Hike to Hunt and I hope to beat my mileage from last year. H@H is a great motivator and it has made a huge difference in my conditioning in the Fall hunting season. I highly encourage others to participate, it's fun!

I am a member of the board of directors for the Southeast Chapter of BHA, an avid hunter and fisherman, and I love our public lands.
Katelyn Lambert

As your BHA Southwest Oregon Conservation Ambassador my goal is to get the youth, existing members, families, etc. involved with BHA and to see all the amazing things we do. Most importantly I want us all to get outdoors as a group, meet new people, and enjoy what the outdoors offers together. 

I started hunting at a very young age, as I have gotten older I want to educate others about the outdoors. What it has to offer, but also the problems we face. I am apart of OHA, RMEF, BHA Ambassador Program, and Huntin' Wives Pro Staff.
Richard Shockley

I am fundraising for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers as they help protect the public lands that make my outdoor  experiences possible.

I am a Paramedic who enjoys pretty much anything involving the outdoors and if it includes dog that is even better.
Sheree Martin

I think it's incredibly important to speak out and preserve public access to and public ownership of public lands for recreational opportunities, including hiking and hunting.

I'm a lawyer and real food enthusiast. I eat for health. I also run and hike.
Colin Chadwick

I want to pass on the wild places and our hunting traditions to my kids and their kids. We need to fight for our public lands to ensure that future.

Father, Husband, Hunter, and Angler
Abe Bullman

for the love of the game!!

hardcore Texas boy with a love for the outdoors
Joby Denny

I'd like to keep public land access available for future generations to come.  My family enjoy the outdoors for so many activities and we would very much enjoy paying this on to those that come with and after us.

Avid outdoorsman, gentleman, and wannabe scholer
Austin Brown

To keep public lands in public hands. 

Texas chapter
Thomas Hartland

To help spread awareness of the BHA mission, protecting the great gift and opportunity we have to enjoy our vast public lands throughout the country.

Lukas Wyss

Protecting Americas Greatest Resource

CO Born. IL Living. IL BHA Board Member.
Zach Kenner

cause im going hiking anyway.. might as well kill two birds with one stone! 

I live in Alaska. I work crazy hours in spring and summer so I can hunt like crazy in the fall!
James O'Shea

To encourage others to get out and enjoy our public lands and get involved with groups like BHA.

I believe that our publically owned lands are a precious resource that need to be preserved for generations to come. I hope others will get involved in these groups to aid in the fight to keep these lands public and prevent our government from selling them off.

Also for myself...

To give myself additional motivation for getting in shape for a solo backcountry elk hunt. I completed my first 100 mile thru hike last season and have been looking for something to challenge myself with this off season.

I am an avid outdoorsman. I enjoy getting out exploring new areas, hunting, fishing, backpacking etc...
Bennett Chadbourne

I am fundraising for this amazing organization that fights for everything that makes the Public Lands in this Country great for everyone!

First time Hike to Hunter, Long time Public Land Supporter
Marc Thompson

I believe that our public lands are one of our most valuable assets as Americans. I believe in supporting, participating with, and promoting organizations and groups that drive to keep public lands in public hands. 

3rd degree black belt in trying to be the best hunter and fisherman I can.
Cory Short

I am fundraising to do what I can to improve our public lands while being stationed overseas in Okinawa Japan

US Navy. Outdoorsman at heart.
Danny Herrman

Give back to an organization that’s trying to keep public access, and to get myself outside.  

I hunt, fish, and play with dogs
Heidi Voss
Live in Cordova, AK--just exploring, hunting, fishing, and adventuring in the great state of Alaska!
Brian Degan

why not?!

Avid outdoorsman, family man, and biologist
Mark Gilmore

To raise awareness for conservation and pursuit of fair Chase and hunting ethics.

Ashley Smith
i like to hike and I like to eat
Andrew Vilius

'Cause BHA is worthy and I'm hiking anyway.

John Smith

I am a DIY big game hunter and utilize public lands for all my hunting and outdoor recreation activities.

My hunting, fishing and hiking pursuits lead me into the backcountry as often as life allows.
David Stromberg

Motivation to hit the trail and support our public lands

San Diego dad looking to get back on the trail.
Joshua Elliott

I'm passionate about ethical hunting, conservation of public lands, and improving the image hunters portray to the general public. Cumulatively, I believe BHA exemplifies these values better than any other organization.

I'm a passionate hunter with a trail running problem.
Casey Pelzl

As a new hunter (introduced by my husband), I have learned very quickly that you don't get in shape while you're hunting, you get in shape to go hunting. I also believe in taking care of the resources - the land and the species - to be an ethical hunter. I want to do my part in contributing, and I think Hike to Hunt is a great opportunity to achieve a lot of goals at once!

I'm an epidemiologist and biostatistician, living in the foothills outside of Denver.
Brian Gall

To protect public lands!

Jason Sztapka
Love of hunting public lands, turkey hunting addict.
Scott West

Giving back to the public lands that have given me so much!

Public land hunter, small medium and large game, waterfowl!
Jack Hedlund
I moved to Montana from Minnesota in 2018. Loving all the hunting and fishing opportunities in the Last Best Place!
Hunter Burkett

I believe in getting people outdoors, having a healthy lifestyle, and protecting our public lands for future generations.

I am a wildlife biologist and an avid upland and big game hunter. Most of these hikes will occur alongside my english setter Willie.
Matthew White

As a BHA life member, my company is committed to safeguarding our public lands for future generations and a firm believer in fair-chase hunting.  I am participating in the challenge this year to help promote the mission of BHA.  A significant part of my mileage is expected to come from my regular runs.  Should anybody choose to pledge towards my mileage, it will serve to increase my motivation for those long Saturday runs I typically do in the summer.

Supporter of Public Lands and Avid Outdoorsman
Brett McCaskill

To support public land access for those not yet born.

I am a large animal veterinarian and an adult onset Hunter.
Jacob Stiner

It’s cereal

cool guy
Josh Kuntz

To support BHA's work on behalf of public lands, waters and wildlife.

I am the Idaho Chapter Coordinator and Regional Manager for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. I live in Boise, ID and my biggest passion is backcountry archery elk hunting.
Kurt Holmes

To enhance and protect our public lands

When I am not working, I love recreating in Tennessee's public lands.
Pastor Pinewood
Pastor and Outdoorsman
David Shuler
BHA member. Husband. Dad.
Robert McQueen

Doing my part to ensure public lands will be here for my children and future generations to enjoy. If you love spending time in the outdoors whether it's hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, shooting, etc, please donate to my campaign. Every dollar helps to make sure we keep public lands in public hands. Thanks for your contribution. 

Passionate about everything outdoors
cameron lankhaar

Because I don’t want to be fat, anymore!

and because our public lands need saving

Jordan Reese

Because I believe having public lands is important. Being able to access those public lands is just as important!

I like a lot of stuff
Casey Butler

Bring awareness to the importance of our Public Lands, get my butt in shape and CRUSH Ty Stubblefeild!

I like neature because it’s pretty neat!
Craig Richardson

I’ve had the itch to start making a difference for a cause I believe in. Access to public land has given so many great memories with friends and famil, and taught me so much about life, it’s time I give back. 

I’m a 32yr old from Bend, Oregon. In recent years, the outdoors has worked its way back up
Ryan Howerton
I like to hunt and fish.
Stefan Woodruff

To support access to public land and water while getting in shape for hunting season. And catching some trout. 

I am a fishing guide working on my BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Science
robert murray
I love any time I get to spend outdoors, usually hunting, fishing and hiking.
Eric Graham

Raising money for Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

Aaron Dorsey

I'm a newer hunter and my primary hunting opportunities are on public lands. The preservation and expansion of public lands for future generations is a high priority for me. I'm excited to be supporting BHA and being part of this event! It gives me an other great reason to get out, explore new areas and get started on my summer scouting in Michigan. 

New hunter with a serious love the outdoors and a hunger to explore our public lands.
Kelly Chadd

Keeping public lands in public hands 

Just trying to do my part
Scott Coleman Jr

To raise funds and spread the word about all that BHA members and the staff do to protect the integrity of, and all of our access to, the wild lands and waters that all of us own. 

Gregory Feagans

Its a great opportunity to raise money for projects to help the environment and to help maintain our hunting properties. I love hunting and the outdoors and if we do not protect it we will lose it.

45 yod Male with 7 kids and we all love the outdoors.
Lora Young

I am fundraising for BHA because they are awesome!

Hunter, hiker, guide. No necessarily in that order.
Jeb Brown

In the name of our great, public lands.

Take a kid outdoors. The future of our world depends on it.
James Angley

To raise money for fishing and hunting conservation issues

29 years old from New Jersey
Todd Hughes
Proud California Hunter
David Martin

The Charlotte Council is determined to spread awareness of our public lands and waters and will do whatever it takes to help the cause!