Here is what a small group of us in the Eastern Chapter of the Backcountry Hunter's and Angler's came up with.
We unite avid outdoors people who enjoy getting off the trail, and who hunt and fish following strong conservation ethics.
Grounded in the views of Aldo Leopold and Theodore Roosevelt, we value the full range of wild flora and fauna, from apex predators to invertebrates. We believe that what we do as hunters and anglers must put the good of the environment first. We are vocal about conservation policy, speaking up for wildlife and wild places. We look for common ground where hunters, anglers, and environmentalists can work together.
Whether we hunt and fish in the West, the East, or both, we value the “backcountry ideal”—the quiet and solitude of wild places near and far, large and small. We see ourselves as full participants in the natural world and enjoy being immersed in it.
Firmly embracing ethical hunting and fishing practices, we honor the animals and fish we pursue. We voluntarily limit our use of off-road vehicles and other gadgets, and also limit our take.From wild places across the nation to Washington, DC, we are boots-on-the-ground people. We make a difference by caring and by being involved.