Backcountry Hunters & Anglers commended an administration decision to conserve lands in Maine’s North Woods via designation of a national monument, stressing the importance of the collaborative…..
The summer issue of Backcountry Journal is arriving in BHA members’ mailboxes now. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find inside.
The Teton County Board of Commissioners voted to formally oppose efforts to transfer America’s public lands to the state of Idaho or local governments.
The proposed first-of-its-kind management plan for public lands in the Moab, Utah, area marks a major milestone in efforts to look before leasing lands that are important to fish, wildlife…..
Twenty-nine Arkansans will have the hunt of a lifetime this fall as they chase elk on public land in The Natural State. They are winners of 2016 public land elk hunting permits.
Starting July 1, 2016, nonlead shot will be required when taking upland game birds with a shotgun in California, except for dove, quail, snipe, and any game birds taken at licensed game bird clubs.
Sportsmensaccess.org, the online hub where hunters and anglers can take action against the transfer or sale of federal public lands to individual states, has been updated with new resources on…..
It seems like just a few days ago I learned what hunts I received from the 2015 New Mexico lottery. I had put in for six species, but only drew one tag…..
In light of recent legislative efforts seeking the sale or transfer of federal lands to state ownership, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly maintains its opposition to such proposals.
A vote today by House of Representatives members to advance legislation that would enable the seizure of public lands is being strongly criticized by public lands sportsmen, who called the…..
Today the House Natural Resources Committee will vote on two bills that risk essential sportsmen’s access, quality fish and wildlife habitat, and economic balance for American communities.
With summer now in full swing, conservation officers at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources remind off-road vehicle riders to follow ORV safety rules
Sportsmen, Western landowners, and other public-lands stakeholders are expressing clear support for the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed land-use planning rule, dubbed “Planning 2.0,” as…..
In a major advance for hunters, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed HB2637 a bill to legalize hunting with suppressors (silencers) on public land in Oklahoma.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a draft plan to manage target shooting on the east side of Utah County’s Lake Mountains…
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced it will offer surplus public land for sale by sealed-bid auction between May 10 and June 7, 2016.
In its 19 page opinion, the Supreme Court agreed that the Ninth Circuit’s interpretation of the law was nonsensible…
The Bureau of Land Management’s proposed planning rule, if applied effectively, would make public lands management planning more transparent and more responsive to public input and…..
This program provides a major benefit to hunters, as well as fishermen, trappers, & others, who essentially have been denied access to landlocked public land.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that tree stands must be removed from public land by Tuesday, March 1.
Today the House Natural Resources Committee’s subcommittee on Federal Lands will discuss a handful of bills that promote the idea of transferring America’s public lands to individual states.
The Bureau of Land Management has taken a major step to improve the management of public lands and waterways that sustain fish, wildlife, hunting and fishing through a proposal that would…..
Prime public lands big-game habitat in Montana will remain open and accessible to hunters and other recreationists following a Bureau of Land Management decision not to pursue a…..
For the last several days, as reported by numerous news outlets, a headquarters facility at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon has been occupied by an armed group of…..
The sportsmen’s group Backcountry Hunters & Anglers urged cool, patient heads to prevail in the extremists’ occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, valuable public lands fish and…
On Thursday, Nov. 19, S. 556, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, passed out of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources without amendment.
Volunteers are invited to help clean up two outdoor shooting ranges on public land south of Santa Fe in October.
A 93-acre land transaction brokered by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation opens the door to approximately 6,000 acres of previously difficult-to-reach public land just in time for Montana’s big…..
Six months after launching the unprecedented national Unlocking Sportsmen’s Access campaign at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation…..
Amendments proposed to the House Interior Appropriations bill would endanger America’s public lands and outdoor heritage by failing to adequately fund conservation and attempting to undermine…..
The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) co-sponsored and spoke at a congressional briefing for United States House of Representative members and staff on Wednesday June 24, 2015.
Yesterday, members of the sportsmen’s conservation community gathered with Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) at a Breakfast Briefing, titled, “The Resilient Federal Forests Act…
We need all available tools at our disposal to be sure Federal Public Lands are secure, well cared for, and accessible for multiple uses…
Sportsmen are commending Montana’s Rep. Ryan Zinke, who yesterday afternoon cast a vote in opposition of a joint congressional budget resolution that includes a provision facilitating the sale or…..
The adoption of a single marketplace for ‘Access’ is a key component of the future of the hunting and shooting industry…
Colorado hunters and anglers voiced disappointment last Tuesday with a state Senate committee’s approval of a bill that would result in less access to public lands and is part of an ongoing attack….
As members of the U.S. House of Representatives met this morning to weigh the merits of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers stressed the fund’s importance……
More than 100 hunting, fishing, and conservation organizations, including the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever……..
Following a flurry of votes during last night’s budget deliberations in the U.S. Senate, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers sharply criticized the passage of a measure that would enable the sale or……..
A proposed amendment to the draft Senate budget for Fiscal Year 2016 would prohibit the sale of federal public lands to reduce the deficit and is drawing both bipartisan support within the Senate…..