Texas Chapter Update - March 2020

LBJ_3-min.jpegTexas BHA members put their boots on the ground in support of public lands and waters for the Second Annual Public Lands Workday last month, dedicating a Saturday to cleaning up popular hunting and fishing areas all across the state.

Around 100 public land owners in Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin, and College Station put in work at four different public hunting areas Feb. 29, hauling out trailers full of trash, tires, scrap wood, and hundreds of pounds of trash from Sam Houston National Forest, LBJ National Grassland, Granger PHL, and Lake Somerville State Park. The DFW crew reported the highest turnout with 57 total volunteers, including USFS personnel, law enforcement, and members from two other Facebook groups – LBJ Grasslands Deer Hunters and LBJ Trail Riders.

DFW Public Outreach Chair Jesse Auer said volunteers dragged out at least 13 old deer stands from the hunting area, as well as repainted a fishing pier, a picnic table, and relocated some gates and fencing to be reused by the Forest Service.

 

Upcoming events:

Due to concerns around COVID-19, BHA has canceled all events from March 16 to the end of May. While we are incredibly disappointed, the safety of our members and partners is our highest priority. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support and please stay tuned to chapter communications for more information on this and other future events as we try to regroup and reschedule.

CANCELLED - 3D Family Fun Shoot hosted by Hill Country Bowhunters, Sunday, April 26

CANCELLED - Full Draw Film Tour hosted by Texas Archery, Saturday, May 16

CANCELLED - Public Grouse Film Tour hosted by Gordy & Sons, Outfitters, Saturday, May 30

 

As of this writing, the following event is tentatively scheduled to continue. Please monitor social media for up-to-date changes or email texas@backcountryhunters.org with questions.

Backcountry Lunch hosted by Chapel Creek Ranch

Sunday, July 26

11 am – 3 pm | Chapel Creek Ranch, 3794 Ganzer Rd. W, Denton, TX 76207

Come out for good conversation on conservation. There’ll be five topics discussed by Col. Grahame Jones of TPWD and other notable outdoor personalities. Lunch brought to you by the one and only Smoke Monkey BBQ.

 

Take Action!

President Donald Trump this month tweeted his support for Congress to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation fund that his budget had repeatedly sought to cut. Now is a great time to write your representatives and encourage them to send a bill to the president he has promised to sign. Learn all about the LWCF on BHA’s website here.

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About Jake Walker

Jake is the Communications Chair for the Texas Chapter of BHA. He lives deep in the heart of Austin, TX.

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