Monday, January 29, 2007

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers looking for NW Sportsmen's Show volunteers

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers conservation group is looking for member volunteers in the Washington-Oregon area for the Northwest Sportsmen's Show from February 7-11 2007 in Portland. A few of the founding members are working the event, but they're looking for more voluneers.

If you're wondering who the BHA is, they're a hunting and fishing group dedicated to keeping our roadless wilderness areas wild. Sick of seeing bubbas sitting in recliners in the back of pickup trucks with rifles driving up to Waldo Lake? I saw that on Opening Day of blacktail season last year. Or how about the time I went to check out a little coastal stream a few months back called Tenmile Creek, where I watched a bunch of brain damaged apes pull each other around the parking lot of a recreation area on their trucks, while a bunch more watched, revving their 4-wheelers. Yeah. That was pretty awe inspiring.

If you're looking for a group that will help fight the ATV lobby that's trying to put quad runners in your favorite stretch of wilderness, maybe it's time to give BHA a look and a hand. Definitely stop by the booth.

If you are a BHA volunteer and will be able to run a booth for a little while, write a note to BHA Director Mike Beagle.


Xander said...

Looks like a good org, Matt. I prefer to pack in wherever I am, though I have to admit, 4 wheelers can be pretty fun, especially out on the plains.

Xander said...

I was trying link this photo. Whoops!

matt_stansberry said...

I totally agree. Ride the 4-wheelers around the farm! There are morons in every sport -- and they aren't limited to any certain piece of equipment.

matt_stansberry said...

PS: Thanks for the heads up on the Imodium thing.