BHA ‘Hike to Hunt’ Kicks offJune 1

Sportsmen’s competition clocksmiles hiked in pursuit of physical fitness,
raises funds for BHAand public lands conservation

MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is proud toannounce the return of Hike to Hunt, a hiking and fundraising competition that encourages sportsmen and women to get in shape while raising funds to conserve North America’s wild public lands and waters.

Running from June 1 to Aug. 31, 2018, the 13 week Hike to Hunt challenge includes weekly social media contests and prizes for most miles hiked and funds raised. Participants can join by downloading the free UnderArmour “Map My Hike” app, which will connect them with BHA members from across the continent.

“BHA’s Hike to Hunt offers sportsmen and women a way to get inshape, experience camaraderie and raise money for your favorite wildplaces,” said Ty Stubblefield, BHA chapter coordinator and new chapterdevelopment. “Whether you’re in British Columbia or Florida, Maine orCalifornia, we look forward to the competition with each and every BHAmember.”

BHA corporate partners UnderArmour, Leupold, onXmaps, WildernessAthlete and StoneGlacier are making the 2018 Hike to Hunt Challenge a reality by donating amazing prize packages and competing in the challenge

“I’m the first person to say that it’s time to start getting inshape to chase wily elk and wild birds in the fall,” said BHAPresident and CEO Land Tawney, “but I’m also looking forward togrowing the community that is BHA. Early mornings on the ridge andgood conversations are what it’s all about.

“Our corporate partners have stepped up in a big way to make thisyear’s Hike to Hunt even more successful,” Tawney stated. “We couldn’tdo it without them. Bottom line: Get off the couch and into the woodsand prairies and get your fitness on!”

Participants can boost their chances of winning by posting hikes Backcountry Hunters &Anglersand updates on social media, tagging BHA and the Hike to Hunt partnerson Facebook and Instagram:#hiketohunt #Leupoldoptics #onxhunt #stoneglacier #UAhunt#wildernessathlete.

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