Tag: Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

  • New Mexico Supreme Court Rules in Support of Public Access to Public Waters

    New Mexico Supreme Court Rules in Support of Public Access to Public Waters

    Decision confirms the public’s right to walk or wade streambeds that cross privately owned lands SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled again in support of public access to public waters in a Thursday decision that confirms the public’s right to walk or wade streambeds crossing privately owned lands. The opinion […]

  • Grasslands and Sagebrush Conservation Is Focus of New Senate Legislation

    Grasslands and Sagebrush Conservation Is Focus of New Senate Legislation

    The North American Grasslands Conservation Act, introduced today, would support the voluntary conservation and restoration of grasslands and sagebrush ecosystems WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced in the Senate this morning by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), the North American Grasslands Conservation Act, would authorize the investment of $290 million annually in grants to incentivize the voluntary conservation […]

  • HuntStand and BHA Launch Corporate Partnership

    HuntStand and BHA Launch Corporate Partnership

    HuntStand offers indispensable toolset for hunting, habitat management and land ownership MISSOULA, Mont. – HuntStand and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers have launched a corporate partnership focused on advancing both HuntStand’s and BHA’s work on behalf of wildlife, public access and conservation. HuntStand has spent a more than a decade developing an indispensable toolset for hunting, habitat management […]

  • BHA Awards Scholarships to Three Deserving Recipients

    BHA Awards Scholarships to Three Deserving Recipients

    BHA’s Outdoors for All scholarship helps young people with disabilities get outdoors MISSOULA, Mont. – Three young outdoorspeople will have help getting outdoors thanks to scholarships provided by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ Aidan Long Outdoors for All scholarship. Established in early 2022, BHA’s Outdoors for All scholarship assists young people with disabilities access outdoors experiences by providing […]

  • Inside the Summer Issue of BHA’s Backcountry Journal

    Inside the Summer Issue of BHA’s Backcountry Journal

    The newest issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ magazine is available today MISSOULA, Mont. – The summer issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ quarterly magazine, Backcountry Journal, is arriving just in time to inspire summer adventures in the backcountry. Here are some highlights of an issue that pays tribute to our incredible BHA community and the wild […]

  • House of Representatives Advances ‘Unprecedented’ Wildlife Conservation Bill

    House of Representatives Advances ‘Unprecedented’ Wildlife Conservation Bill

    Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would annually invest $1.4 billion in state/tribal management agencies WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 231-190 today to advance a seminal funding bill that would help conserve populations of at-risk species of fish and wildlife. The bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, or RAWA, would invest an annual $1.3 billion […]

  • New Hunting and Angling Opportunities Proposed for National Wildlife Refuges

    New Hunting and Angling Opportunities Proposed for National Wildlife Refuges

    USFWS requests public input on expanded opportunities on 19 refuges, affecting 54,000 acres  MISSOULA, Mont. – A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal would expand hunting and fishing opportunities on 19 national wildlife refuges across the United States, potentially impacting 54,000 acres of public lands and waters. If adopted, the proposal would permit public hunting […]

  • Montanans Intervene in Lawsuit Attacking State Management of Elk

    Montanans Intervene in Lawsuit Attacking State Management of Elk

    The coalition of state-based groups decries suit by property owners’ association as attempt to upend Montana’s game management, reduce public hunting opportunity HELENA, Mont. – A coalition of Montana hunting and conservation groups has taken formal action to oppose the lawsuit filed in April by the United Property Owners of Montana against Montana Fish, Wildlife […]

  • BHA Bestows Top Honors at North American Rendezvous

    BHA Bestows Top Honors at North American Rendezvous

    Dedicated and passionate public lands sportsmen and women recognized in BHA annual awards MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers bestowed its top honors on a suite of deserving recipients at the 11th annual BHA North American Rendezvous, held in Missoula, Montana, May 12-14. BHA’s annual awards honor unequalled commitment, tireless effort and ongoing dedication […]

  • Congress Launches Bicameral Effort to Reform 1872 Mining Law

    Congress Launches Bicameral Effort to Reform 1872 Mining Law

    The Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act would institute royalties and fees on industry, fund abandoned mine cleanup WASHINGTON – A bicameral effort to modernize hardrock mining laws in the United States and fund the restoration of abandoned mines, the Clean Energy Minerals Reform Act, was introduced on Tuesday afternoon by House Natural Resources Chair Raul […]