The most significant change is the establishment of three additional public input periods early to increase transparency, allow for more public involvement.
Wyoming sportsmen today commended a decision to reject a controversial land swap that would result in the loss of public access to thousands of acres.
Hunters, anglers, hikers and those who enjoy other forms of outdoor recreation will benefit from a recent Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation project in Wyoming.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers condemned ongoing efforts by members of Congress to cater to special interests that contradict the will of public lands users, including sportsmen.
Hundreds of public lands advocates traveled to east-central Wyoming to attend the Casper rally.
People across the country celebrate the hunting and fishing season, the TRCP is celebrating its fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
The fall issue of Backcountry Journal is arriving in BHA members’ mailboxes now. Here’s a preview of the new issue: Here’s a preview of the new issue.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with the U.S. Forest Service to purchase a 10-acre tract that permanently protects access to 3,800 acres.
A study mandated by Wyoming state legislators finds that the realities of public land management make transfer an unworkable idea..
The Board of Lake County Commissioners has passed a resolution opposing the effort to transfer or sell national public lands to the state of Colorado or local governments.
Senate Energy Committee bill threatens to authorize bureaucrats to cede control over western state water, property rights & forest management to UN sustainability councils & radical environmentalists.
Committee volunteers are focusing their efforts on public/private land habitat improvements throughout the region.
Dove season in the Black Belt (except for Barbour County) begins Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 30, then from Dec. 8-Jan. 15.
Just a few pieces of gear from my 2016 Elk Hunting gear bag for OTC archery elk on western public land. From boots, to clothes, arrows & headlamps.
A series of instructional memorandums released today by the Bureau of Land Management can facilitate the continued recovery of greater sage grouse populations and benefit a broad range…..
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…