Inside the ‘Public Access’ edition of BHA’s Backcountry Journal

The new issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers magazine, with coverage related to access, is now available

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Access Issue, a special edition of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ quarterly magazine, Backcountry Journal, is hitting mailboxes across North America. Here are some of the highlights from an issue that explores the critical link between a healthy habitat and our ability to hunt and fish.

Defending Access and Opportunity in Congress: US Senator Martin Heinrich shares his story from last season’s moose hunt and outlines the access policy challenges congressional leaders are currently facing, and how BHA members can play a crucial role in the success of your efforts.

Corners in sight: Sabrina King, Wyoming BHA member and legislative lobbyist, takes a deep dive into the legal battles over the corner turn in the cowboy state, detailing recent fights, critical victories, and insights into the potential ramifications of our ability to legally access public lands in North America.

BHA Chapter Access Earnings: BHA chapters in North America are on the front lines in the battles for access to our public lands and waters. In this issue, we look at the work being done by the BHA’s Colorado chapter in the fight for public access to water, and how BHA Alberta is taking a unique approach to ensuring access to public lands, through public lands.

The Artist’s Son: Renowned writer Stephen Bodio relives his childhood hunting and fishing in the Northeast…and his complicated relationship with his father. There is more than one way to define access.

Still at work: BHA Montana chapter board member Aaron Agosto recounts how conservation and access easements, beginning with logging companies and retained by new owners, resulted in his first bowed elk…and the promise of many more memories in the future.

And there’s more to inspire you to fight the good fight: Those stories and many more in the first special access edition of Backcountry Journal.

Backcountry Journal is distributed to BHA members, elected officials, and land management agencies. It is also available in a digital flipbook edition, available to members on the BHA website. Join the BHA today to get your copy.

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