We’re proud to announce the formation of BHA’s newest state chapter: Arizona! Twelve members unanimously voted to form a BHA chapter during a meeting at the Sportsman’s Warehouse in Tucson on August 10, 2013. Four individuals were elected to board positions:
Co-Chairs – Kurt Bahti and Ross McCollum
Treasurer – Jim Littlejohn
Secretary – John Windes
Forming a chapter in the 48th State was first discussed in 2009, but it took until this summer to finally come together, thanks to the dedicated members who were willing to step-up as chapter leaders.
One of the first tasks for the board is to develop an introductory message to the other wildlife conservation organizations in Arizona. The key message, of this introduction, is to emphasize and promote the BHA backcountry mantra that “the adventure begins where the road ends.” Although the definition of “backcountry” differs greatly between users, the chapter’s message will be that BHA is concerned with all wildlife habitat.
If you’re interested in helping to start a new chapter in your state, please let us know.
Thanks and have a great week!