What We Do:

Idaho Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) support and promote natural resource management policies based on sound scientific principles. By extension, the Idaho BHA chapter is involved in educating hunters and anglers about proposals and current policies that are unsustainable and detrimental to the landscape, wildlife populations, and our ability to pass on our values and traditions to future generations.

To accomplish our objectives the Idaho BHA membership contacts policy makers and federal resource managers, gives public testimony at stakeholder meetings and legislative hearings, communicates our views through public media, and participates in outreach activities at sportsmen shows. Some of the BHA members sit on collaborative advisory boards and travel planning committees giving BHA a seat at the table as grassroots advocates for habitat, wildlife, and traditional outdoor activities.

Idaho Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is committed to the long-term conservation of the wild, unspoiled public lands that Idaho’s world-class game and fish resources depend on. Wild, unspoiled habitat is essential to the future of traditional-values hunting and angling in the state. We will volunteer our time together to make sure that:

  1. Future generations of Americans will have the same opportunities to enjoy and protect the wild public commons that we and previous generations have embraced as a national birthright.
  2. That our public-lands backcountry will continue to exist intact, with healthy ecosystems that include balanced populations of predators and prey.

The Idaho BHA works hard at protecting the things we value. We also play hard. Many of us enjoy some of the most spectacular roadless areas in the lower 48; Idaho supports some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities anywhere. If this describes where you want to be, you need to be with us. To see what Idaho BHA is working on, visit our Idaho Issues of Concern page. If you like what you see and want to get involved, please join us.

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