Utah Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Utah BHA recognizes that our freedom to hunt and fish depends on habitat. In striving to live up to the standards of stewardship set forth by conservationists like Leopold, Teddy Roosevelt and George Bird Grinnell, Utah BHA helps ensure the health and future of wild places and set an example for others to follow.

While many of us enjoy hunting and fishing in human altered environments such as farm fields or reservoirs, there is something special – even magical – about hunting deep in the backcountry or fishing on a remote river. Many treasured fish and mammals – such as cutthroat trout, grizzly bear and bighorn sheep – thrive best in wilderness. Many more flexible species, like elk and mule deer, benefit from wilderness.

Members need only pack a strong set of ethics, and a firm conviction in the following tenets:

  • Recognize that the rights of hunters and anglers come with the responsibilities of stewardship toward the land.
  • Support a science based approach to wildlife management.
  • Value the need for large tracts of unfragmented land to provide necessary wildlife habitat and clean waters.
  • Value the presence of corridors that connect critical blocks of wildlife habitat.
  • Embrace challenges created by self imposed limitations to the access of wild places and the pursuit of fish and game.
  • Resolve to develop and hone your knowledge of the country and the game that you pursue.
  • Strive to improve your woodsmanship to better integrate into the wild community.
  • Understand the need to develop good judgment and self sufficiency by building fundamental skills instead of developing a dependence on technological advances.

Contact Utah Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Jay Banta


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  • Utah

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