Home Forums Campfire Forum BHA @ Colorado Traditional Archers Shoot

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • Stix
      Member
      Post count: 174

      The Backcountry Hunters and Anglers staffed a booth at this years Colorado Traditional Archers Society “High Country Shoot” in the White River National Forest near Buford, Colorado,(See Picture 1). We were fortunate to have donations by David Lien (Custom Leather Quiver and Arrows), Dan Becker (Custom Recurve Bow), and Steve Choromanski (Custom Ed Mikuta Longbow), to be used as raffle prizes for all new members joining, upgrading, or extending their membership at the shoot. The booth was manned by members (picture 2 left to right) Steve Choromanski, Karl Van Calcar, and Dan Becker. We were able to secure 20 new memberships for the organization, and many more showing an enthusiastic interest in our organization.

      New member John Pennington (Rifle, Colorado-not pictured) was the winner of the first drawing of the custom Ed Mikuta longbow, and quiver. Also, new member Don Lampert (Douglas, Wyoming-picture 3) was the winner of the second drawing for the custom Dan Becker recurve.

      Overall there was a strong interest by most in CTAS of our organization, with board members of CTAS stressing that the Colorado Traditional Archers and the BHA share common goals of conserving our valuable public lands habitat for future generations, and for the expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities(specifically hunting and fishing). CTAS invited us to attend any their future sponsored activities, and was grateful for our donation of 1/2 dozen arrows to be raffled to support their annual youth hunt.

      Also, a staff member of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife was grateful for our contributions to conservation of public lands and as a voice of moderation in the need for a balanced and scientific approach to wildlife and habitat management. They wish for our success in blossoming our membership.

      Overall , this event was a success for both the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and the Colorado Traditional Archers society, with more that 500 attending.

      attached fileattached fileattached file
    • David Petersen
      Member
      Post count: 2749

      Steve — Thanks so much for helping with the booth, for donating a bow to the raffle, and for this good report. You and the others who helped with the event are living testimony to the positive power of organized volunteerism … the essence and strength of BHA.

      And while we’re talking Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, I’d like to remind folks who say “Well, I never hunt the backcountry” that you don’t have to be a pack-in wilderness hunter to participate and benefit from the work and education of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. We are about maintaining and advertising the ethical and philosophical joys of traditional-values hunting, even as we are about protecting the cornerstone resource of the N. American model of hunting–healthy wildlife habitat.

      Thanks again Steve, and all BHA members everywhere. Dave

    • Stix
      Member
      Member
      Post count: 174

      David,

      I had the opportunity to talk with Dryad bows owner, who id the BHA supplier for our Helle knives. He gave me some valuable info on sharpening Helle knives. We will have to sit down and talk sometime. To much to write here.

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.