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.
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 deliver on its mission, and continue to be the baddest group of conservationists on the planet!
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.
Our family has the most fun out playing in our public lands and waters. The guys and I are trying to raise as much as possible for BHA -a cause that works hard to preserve our public lands and waters for all to use. Please consider donating a buck or $50 for the cause!
Jett & Tash - 100 mi
Me - 150 mi
Sean - 1,000,000 mi
I’m fundraising for BHA to help continue the fight to keep our public lands in public hands! So if you enjoy public lands help us fight for them!
Last year Hike to Hunt was such a thrill for me, I hiked 170 miles and raised over $1,500 for BHA. This year I am going at it even harder! I joined BHA 2 years ago and it has quickly become one of my strongest passions. As an organization, we fight to protect public lands, and the access to those special places where we can adventure.
Last year, a few buddies and I hiked New Hampshire's presidential traverse in the final weekend of Hike to Hunt. This year, we aim to do all 24 miles in a single day!
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 $10 raised. My goal - 200 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 16th and end August 16th.
Thank you in advance for your dedication to our public lands and waters!
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.
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.
Nobody does more for public access and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation than BHA.
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.
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!
Because I live and work on public land
Raising money for Public Lands and Waters
Increasing awareness and raising $$$ in defense of our wild public lands, waters and wildlife.
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.
Public lands are special places to me and my family. I'm fundraising to help protect our public lands. There are too many threats to our public lands and we need to fight to make sure that we can always enjoy access while conserving and enhancing habitat and wildlife.
To help out public lands and water and to be in a physical condition to utilize them most excellently.
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.
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 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.
I believe strongly that we are extremely fortunate to live in a country that has placed a value on public lands and public lands resources. We should honor the Presidents, Representatives and Senators that have fought to place into public trust some 640 million acres of lands that we can access!
Enjoy the outdoors and want to give back
To support BHA
To support hunters, conservation and BHA
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.
To challenge myself. For continuous improvement. Because time spent hiking and running provide peace and clarity. To see new places and experience new things. And to ensure that BHA continues to be a powerhouse advocating on behalf of our public lands, waters and wildlife
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.
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.
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.
This year, I'm dedicating my hikes to my sister, Leah Wilsey, and her daughters, Kaleigh and Paige. Last year, my sister passed away after a long battle with brain cancer leaving my two beautiful nieces in the care of our family. Through these times, my escape into the wild and the times I've spent with my nieces on public lands and waters has been the most helpful and therapeutic way to deal with our family's massive loss.
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. As Doug Duren says, "It's not ours, it's just our turn." My hope is that these places remain for my nieces and their families and generations to come.
BHA has lead the way in the continuing fight to protect these treasures and has brought together people from all walks of life in a common goal: To keep public lands in public hands and the protect them in perpetuity.
I'm pledging to hike 200 miles with a $1,500 fundraising goal. I also challenge others to get out there and hike! Enjoy the lands and waterways and all of the amazing experiences they provide.
Take the time to explore our public lands. Keep it clean and keep it public.
- Dale Wilsey Jr.
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.
To keep public lands in public hands
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!
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.
To raise funds/awareness for Canadian public lands and encourage people to go outdoors and enjoy what belongs to them.
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.
To protect our public lands for future generations!
I love hiking and fishing, so anything that supports the preservation and expansion of public open spaces is something I can support.
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!
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.
I am participating in this year’s Hike to Hunt with my one year 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.
To build awareness and appreciation for North America's wild public lands, waters and wildlife.
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!
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 ;)
Anything I can do to benefit the protection of our public lands is a worthy cause.
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!
To support BHA's efforts to keep public lands public and accessible.
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.
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 want to support Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and raise awareness among friends and family who might not know about the organization.
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.
Hiking to help support public land access that makes America great
To help support an awesome organization!
Protect our wild places.
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 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.
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."
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.
“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 am participating in BHA's Hike to Hunt this year to raise money for and awareness of Backcountry Hunters and Angers' mission to protect public lands for people to enjoy hunting and fishing and to get in better shape for the fall hunting season.
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 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.
Being able to use our public lands to its fullest extent, means the world to me. I thoroughly enjoy everything that it has to offer. Please help me in supporting our great public lands.
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
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.
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 not gonna lie to you, I'm doing this for selfish reasons.
1 - Iceland in August.
2 - I need to be a BAMF come archery season.
As it sits now, I'm only a MFHB (marginally fit human being)
Plus, supporting BHA - Am I right?
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 was fortunate enough to grow up in Northern Nevada and California, where I spent much of my time in the outdoors with my family. Through this, I was able to to create strong 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, all
of which has resulted 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?
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!!!
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!
I’m a strong believer in keeping public lands in public hands
Because now more than ever, Public Lands needs us.
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.
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!
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.
Hiking to raise funds for the conservation of public lands used by everyone for outdoor recreation
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.
So my kids can hunt & fish in 40 years
My goal is to help raise money for public lands and raise awareness for the organization in the Southeast.
I’d like to encourage people to get outdoors and to also promote public land conservation.
I am fundraising for this amazing organization that fights for everything that makes the Public Lands in this Country great for everyone!
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.
To show my support for the good work Backcountry Hunters and Anglers does for our wild places in Alberta.
Protecting Americas Greatest Resource
To support access to public land and water while getting in shape for hunting season. And catching some trout.
I love a good cause
Public land awareness and general physical fitness.
To get in shape using our public lands.
Support our public lands and waters.
Public lands are one of America's greatest resources and we must work together to protect them.
Love seeing people enjoy the outdoors and want to assist in protecting it for the future generations.
I get to raise some money for BHA and also get in better shape for the fall hunting seasons. Its a win-win!
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.
To support BHA’s fight to preserve wild public lands, waters and wildlife.
to support our public lands and waters
To raise awareness for public lands and waters
Raising money to keep public lands in public hands.
To keep public lands in public hands.
I support the conservation of our natural resources & lands.
They protect the wild places my kids will raise their families on.
It’s a great cause to promote the value of our public lands.
I am fundraising for Hike to Hunt because it's one way that I can help support the public lands that I do so much of my hunting on. It's also a great way to stay in shape for the coming hunting season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep Public Lands in Public Hands
For one, it's a great cause - and it helps to build camaraderie among the other members in our growing Capital Chapter.
Help me raise a few bucks and get your butt out on the trail to enjoy our beautiful parks this summer. Our public lands are a great place for us to enjoy and not take for granted. Feedinum
To improve stream access protections with an organization that cares.
To help support the amazing western landscape and all that it give to us.
In today’s political climate support public lands is more important than ever.
I am fundraising for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers as they help protect the public lands that make my outdoor experiences possible.
To bring awareness to public land issues and better myself.
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!
To keep public lands in public hands.
To support Backcountry Hunters & Anglers!
to put money to a good cause and get out in nature
BHA is a great org.
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.
I was born and raised in Montana and a passion for the outdoors has been in my blood since day one. Hunting and recreating outdoors is my escape from the every day grind. Our public lands are truly a place where one can find peace and solitude. Montana BHA and all other BHA state chapters are on the front lines fighting the battles to ensure public lands stay in public hands and that our wild places stay pristine. Please me raise money for this wonderful organization to ensure that we can all continue the traditions we hold so dear and can pass them down for generations to come.
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.
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!
It’s a great cause that will benefit BHA’s mission and also get us ready for hunting season.
Im fundraising for Hike to Hunt to help keep public lands open for eveyone to enjoy.
Bring awareness to the importance of our Public Lands, get my butt in shape and CRUSH Ty Stubblefeild!
I am looking to use hike to hunt as a motivator to get out and see new public lands that i am not accustomed to. i have fallen int he rut of hunting and hiking the same old spots.
To help give back to hunting and other hunters.
I'm hiking to show my support of public land conservation and hunting!
I am fundraising to raise awareness and funds for public lands across our country.
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 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.
Whether you’re human, big game, or a wildflower, public lands make a healthy life possible.
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!
To ensure that my son, and future generations will have public lands to explore.
For local conservation efforts
I’m fundraising to keep public lands public for all to enjoy for future generations.
Public lands, waters, and wildlife need voices like BHA.
Hike to Hunt supports BHA and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers helps keep public land public. I am proud to be a public land owner and I am hiking to keep it that way for everyone!
To keep public lands in public hands. BHA is capable of making sure public lands stay public, as long as we support them.
I believe in keeping equal opportunities for all persons to have public lands to enjoy and recreate on.
I want to help preserve and expand the access that lovers of the outdoors have to the national treasure that is our public lands, especially in Texas.
To keep public lands in public hands!
To raise awareness of our public lands in the great state of Michigan
for the love of the game!!
The Charlotte Council is determined to spread awareness of our public lands and waters and will do whatever it takes to help the cause!
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.
To get in shape for hunting season, enjoy our public lands and help raise funds to conserve and protect them for future generations.
Always support BHA's efforts fighting for public access to public lands.
Raise money for public lands.
The challenge, fitness, time in nature, and to raise awareness of our wonderful public lands.
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.
To get in shape for hunting season and make many more memories along the way
Every dollar counts! I want to ensure my son gets to enjoy the same public lands and freedoms I enjoy.
Getting in better shape to be ready to hit the backcountry public lands! I want to raise funds to protect and enhance our public lands.
Public Lands and Wild Animals!
I want to ensure my daughter has the same opportunities in the outdoors I had when I was a child.
Keeping public lands in public hands. Non-partisan.
I am fundraising to save all of humanity from certain destruction
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 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.
Giving back to the public lands that have given me so much!
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.
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!
To raise awareness and support for public land and water access for the people of the United States of America!
'Cause BHA is worthy and I'm hiking anyway.
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 love doing hike to hunt. This is my 3rd year participating. I think it's a great way for people to get outside while raising money for BHA and conservation
To help fight for continued access to public lands!
To take trailhead diplomacy out for a walk and raise some money in the process
Raise $$$ to help protect public lands and water access.
Supporting the acquisition, conservation, and appreciation of public lands for the hunters, anglers, and hikers out there.
For physical and mental health.
To help conserve land for my boys and future generations. Plus getting in mountain shape for season and getting outside.
I want to work to protect our public lands and our hunting heritage!
I hunt public lands, on foot in the back country and enjoy all they have to offer as often as I can.
I enjoy fly fishing alpine lakes and back country waterways as often as I can.
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!
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 love the mission of BHA.
To keep public lands and waters in public hands.
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.
The Military brought me to Montana but the mountains keep me here and I support any organization that protects them and their residents.
to keep public lands in public hands
To help make a difference in the preservation of our public lands
Love public lands and water
Public lands are needed now more than ever. They aren’t making new public recreation areas so we must preserve and protect the ones we have now.
I appreciate public lands, and let's be honest, most of my hunting trips are expensive hiking adventures!
Trying keep public lands public.
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.
Because I believe in what BHA does and stands for!
Bringing people to be one with exercise and nature
To help preserve hunting for future generations
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.
Keep our public lands public!
For the love of public lands and waters. For my children. For those in the "womb of time."
To get more people interested in hunting
Because I like both hiking and hunting
help fund a great organization that I believe in. So that my kids will hopefully have a place to go adventuring in the future
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.
Keep Public Lands Public!
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.
I want to support BHA to help keep public lands public.
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
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!
Because I believe having public lands is important. Being able to access those public lands is just as important!
Public lands are important and we need them!
This land is for everyone to enjoy. We must step up to the plate to ensure this resource is protected for generations to come.
I want to help support our public lands in any way possible!
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 joined the BHA Hike to Hunt 2020 presented by Under Armour Challenge on @MapMyFitness.
My goal is to hike 400 miles by August 31st for our public land, waters, & wildlife. As part of Hike to Hunt 2020, I would like to set an ambitious goal of raising $2,500 to help fund the great work Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is doing for conservation.
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.
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.
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.
To get in shape and help support public land access.
In the name of our great, public lands.
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.
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!
I am hiking to get ready and raise money to keep public lands public
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.
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.
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.
A love for everything outdoors
explore new places and get fit!
Keeping public lands in public hands
My love affair with the outdoors
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.
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.
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.
For a good cause
I want to support what feeds me, and the wild places that support it! To protect all the wild that remains!
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.
As a hunter that hunts public lands it is always best to give back and support the areas that support you!
A great cause that everyone should support.
I believe in BHA!!!! GO TEAM GO!!!!
To get outdoors!
It sounds like a great opportunity to back in shape and donate to a good cause at the same time.
Our public lands are important to me and without the support of groups like BHA our voice won't be heard.
I am fundraising to do what I can to improve our public lands while being stationed overseas in Okinawa Japan
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.
To support public land access for those not yet born.
Wanting to raise awareness for public lands and water, there is so much it has to offer.
To donate to a cause that aligns with my beliefs and top hopefully preserve access to public lands for future generations.
Because recreating on public lands are a big and very important part of my life, and I want to help keep them here for future outdoorsmen and women.
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.
To support Public Lands. To raise awareness of public lands in U.S.
To insure that the future of conservation always includes the voices of hunters.
Awesome group and great cause
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.
I believe in the power of our public lands.
Want to help spread the Bowhiking message.
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.
Motivation to hit the trail and support our public lands
Keep Public land public
We are fundraising for Hike to Hunt to help insure future generations can enjoy the outdoors Full On.
Give back to an organization that’s trying to keep public access, and to get myself outside.
Raising money for Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.
Trying to contribute to our lands as much as possible!
cause im going hiking anyway.. might as well kill two birds with one stone!
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!
Help protect public land and waters.
To help contribute to the overall fundraising goal, while getting in shape for hunting season.
to raise money and awareness for public lands and waters
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!
Conserving our nation's public lands and wildlife is a deeply personal issue for me. I've taken advantage of millions of acres of our public land system, starting at a very young age, through a variety of non-motorized recreational activities. The wildlife present on those lands (from insects to birds to elk) makes the land itself come to life and enriches the experience of anyone fortunate enough venture off the beaten path. Hunters in general and BHA specifically contribute in substantive, meaningful ways to the canservation of wildlife and our public land system, and "Hike to Hunt" is one way in which BHA increases awareness of these issues while raising the much-needed funds to fight for them.
Raising money to keep public lands in public hands.
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.
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!
To protect public lands!
I love BHA
To support BHA's work on behalf of public lands, waters and wildlife.
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.
To support my most-loved conservation organization and the public lands that make my outdoor lifestyle possible and get in shape for my high country Muzzleloader mule deer hunt!
To support BHA while getting fit for the backcountry.
To help protect public lands and waters for myself and every other American.
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.
I support BHA to ensure that myself as well as future generations have wild places on which to hunt, fish, and recreate.
Because I don’t want to be fat, anymore!
and because our public lands need saving
Hiking to help my health and protect our public lands.
Hike to Hunt supports BHA's public land advocacy, but it also motivates and inspires the individual to get out and enjoy our public lands. It is fun and rewarding.
To support our public lands, waters and wildlife.
Public lands are important to every one. Let's keep them public!
To help protect America's public lands and keep them accessible to all.
I'm fundraising for BHA's Hike To Hunt Challenge 2020 to raise money and awareness for our federally managed public lands & waters, and a vital non-profit organization, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, who work hard to keep these lands and waters in the hands of all American citizens. I took 2nd place in the first Hike to Hunt Challenge in 2017, when it was just a fundraising challenge. Got me a sweet Kifaru pack out of it, but the gear is not the point at all. I've got all the gear I need (not all that I want, but what I need to get the job done) I'm just glad to be able to raise some coin for BHA and bring awareness of the public land issues in this country to my friends, relatives, coworkers and acquaintances.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
I want to support BHA because I believe in their mission and I like things that inspire me to get more exercise.
Help raise awareness for BHA
Save the BWCA and NO pebble mine
To raise money for fishing and hunting conservation issues
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.
Help support wild places, public lands, and public waters by supporting me in this year's Hike to Hunt. Any donations go to helping public lands, public wildlife, and public waters by helping BHA. Even if you don't set a foot on public land, keeping these lands helps the entire earth (clean air or water important to you?). If this isn't a good enough reason, I have plenty more in detail.
To spread the word about protecting public lands and waters.
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 believe in getting people outdoors, having a healthy lifestyle, and protecting our public lands for future generations.
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.
My doctor said I needed more exercise so what better way than join the hike to hunt movement and support a great organization.
To ensure our hunting traditions stay alive for generations to come.
I want to give back to the public lands that I have worked and recreated on for so long, and raising funds for this amazing organization that works hard to fight for these lands is a no brainer! The motivation to get into shape is a nice bonus!
To support the wild places that give me so much fulfillment. And to get my ass back into shape after a long winter.
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.
To raise awareness for conservation and pursuit of fair Chase and hunting ethics.
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.
I wouldn't be who I am today without OUR Public Lands. Follow my public land adventures at trace.moorhead.official on Instagram
To enhance and protect our public lands
Our public lands are the best idea we ever had. I'd like to bring awareness and value to those that may not understand what we have and what we could lose.
To get in shape (I'm motivated by money) and to raise awareness of public lands issues in the Eastern US.
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!
Great organization, great cause.
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.
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.
It's a great way to support BHA and you get to suffer a whole bunch and maybe be a little less winded in the September mountains.
To support BHA and the work they do for public land.
Make public lands safe for all.
To raise funds.
Hiking & hunting, what more could we want?!
Supporting what I love while doing what I love
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.
Trying to set a good example for my kiddo while raising money to keep public lands in public hands.
To honor the game I pursue
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!