Are you interested in hunting but not sure how to get started? Are you a new hunter, looking to sharpen your skills? The Utah Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Chapter, in partnership with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, will be hosting their annual Hunting for Sustainability program this spring. The 6-week workshop will provide new and adult-onset hunters with training on how to be safe in the field, good stewards of wildlife, and the basic skills necessary to be a successful big game hunter.
The workshops will include topics on conservation, gear, animal behavior, field scouting, e-scouting hunting tactics, regulations, firearm practice and safety, plus the opportunity to field dress, butcher and cook a deer. In addition, students will receive a free 1-year OnX Hunt membership, a free 1-year BHA membership, and a BHA blaze orange vest.
Participation is by application only. Interested participants should apply at the link below. Application deadline is March 7th. Applicants must be 18 years or older and have completed Hunter Education or be a participant of the Utah Trial Hunting Program. Selected applicants will be required to pay a one-time $50 fee to help cover the basic costs of hosting this program.
All sessions will be held in the Greater Salt Lake area in the evenings except the Saturday sessions which will be half-day sessions starting in the mornings. This year we added a brand new session on e-scouting!
Deadline to apply is March 7th.
Participants will be chosen no later than March 21st. More detailed information will be sent to workshop participants before sessions start on April 4th.
2024 Hunting for Sustainability Schedule
Thursday, April 4th
History of Conservation, Hunting Ethics, Pack Dump
Saturday, April 13th
Animal Behavior, Scouting, Glassing/Hunting Techniques, Blood Trailing, Firearms Overview
Thursday, April 18th
Accurate Shooting in the Field & Firearms Practice
Thursday, April 25th
Regulations, Common Violations, Applying for Tags
Monday, May 13th
Saturday, August 10th
Butchering, Packing, & Cooking
Questions? Reach out to Matthew Fuller at [email protected].