Armed Forces Initiative

Canada's Armed Forces members and veterans have served in theaters throughout our nation's history. Service being no stranger to these men and women, it’s no surprise to have a growing number of BHA Canada’s membership from the military community. They have served our nation and now join us in the fight to keep public lands in public hands as well as keep the tradition of hunting and angling as a critical component of our nation's legacy.

Our Vision

To provide members of the Military community with the knowledge, experience, and passion needed to be independently operational as hunters and anglers in the forests, on the waters, and as conservation stewards for habitat and wildlife as engaged advocates in the legislative process.

Our Mission

At BHA Canada we recognize that members of the Canadian Armed Forces are a critical constituency when it comes to the defense of our wild public lands and waters. The men and women who have bravely served are to thank for the freedoms that allow North American sportsmen and women to enjoy our outdoor opportunities and traditions.

Service is and always has been core to BHA’s mission, and the values that guide us are heavily influenced by a military mindset and the men and women of the military community. Currently multiple military members have helped BHA become the largest stronghold of public land advocates in the continent.

BHA’s Armed Forces Initiative strives to ensure that those on Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, and Military families continue to take active roles as public landowners while providing a constructive outlet for current or transitioning service members to continue their selfless service and enjoy the camaraderie of like minded individuals. Patriotism and selfless service carries on in our new mission to protect public land and water access along with the ethical chase of wildlife.

Commander's Intent

Instill within the Military Community, a knowledge of conservation practices and theory, a love of wild places, and a desire to elevate Canada’s public wild places as fundamental components of Canadian tradition

Commander's intent serves to provide a basis of thought to be considered when encountering a situation or opportunity not specifically covered by the mission or vision, “If you are acting within the commander’s intent you are not wrong”.