Inside the Summer Issue of BHA’s Backcountry Journal

MISSOULA, Mont. – The summer issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ quarterly magazine, Backcountry Journal, is landing in mailboxes across North America. Venture out on summer adventures on our public lands and waters. Learn more about trending issues impacting...

Event Recap: Horse Prairie Fence Pull, July 17

Early last year, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) launched a six-year study called the Montana Pronghorn Movement and Population Ecology Project with the goal of identifying migration patterns, seasonal ranges and potential barriers. In the Big Hole study...

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

In partnership with a coalition of organizations, businesses and fish and wildlife management agencies that make up the Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is working to advance legislation that would dedicate nearly $1.4...

Senate to Consider Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

WASHINGTON – Targeted species conservation would receive a major annual funding boost via the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). The bill annually directs $1.3...

OPINION: Proposal would kill the wrong elk

I have never heard an elk hunter or a Forest Service employee complain about too many elk on Montana’s public lands. The persistent narrative of over-abundance is a private lands issue, not one of public lands. Yet, we are about to make it one, with dire...

Rende 2021: The Wild Game Cookoff Winning Dish

Greg Kvale and his son Pete of the Minnesota chapter took home top honors during BHA’s Wild Game Cookoff at the 10th Annual North American Rendezvous this year in Missoula, Montana. Every year the Wild Game Cookoff draws professional and amateur wild-game chefs from...

Montana BHA Comments on BLM Grazing Proposal

Montana BHA provided the following comments verbally at a virtual Bureau of Land Management hearing on Wednesday, July 21st. Good afternoon, my name is Thomas Baumeister. I serve on the board of the Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers — we...