About BHA BC

The British Columbia Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BCBHA) was established in February of 2014 to become the first official international chapter of Backcountry Hunters Anglers (BHA). The vision of BHA is to truly be a continental conservation powerhouse.

The initiative to join BHA developed in the East Kootenay region of BC, and has now grown to include representation from around our enormous province We now have established committees and directors in regions throughout the province including Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Central BC, Northwest BC, and the East and West Kootenay. There is no better place in the world to be a hunter or angler than British Columbia.

Although we have abundant opportunity to go afield every day of the year, it is not only this quantity of opportunity we need to maintain. We also need to maintain quality, wild opportunities. Opportunity with challenge, solitude, effort, peace and quiet, and wildness where we can get away from industrial activities and industrial strength recreation of our fast-paced society. Where wilderness is still the pristine legacy of nature. Where we can chase after childhood dreams of wild bulls, bucks and rams in mountains still wild.

We liked the BHA message and BHA's articulate way of expressing concerns for our wild public lands. This is why BC sportsmen and women joined BHA. Hopefully our efforts, combined and coordinated with the established conservation groups already standing up for wildlife and habitat in BC, amplifies this collaborative effort. Our membership has continued to grow, and we are now over 2000 members.

BCBHA looks forward to sharing BHA’s strong conservation message on our public lands to ensure quality habitat, wildlife populations and the subsequent quality outdoor opportunities that result from good decisions for wildlife and habitat management in British Columbia.

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BHA's University of British Columbia Okanagan collegiate club is helping students overcome barriers to hunting. The pursuits of hunting and fishing aren’t easy pastimes to incorporate into life on campus...
Apr 11, 2022