Tree Huggers & Hunters Unite: Patagonia Founder Joins BHA Rendezvous

‘They say that hunters and tree huggers can’t get together. That’s bullshit. The only way we’re going to get anything done is to work together.’ – Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia.

Patagonia and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) come from different sides of the outdoor recreation aisle. But with a mutual goal of protecting public lands access, an alliance could make a powerful statement.

Led by Land Tawney, BHA held its seventh annual Rendezvous celebration from April 12 to 14 in Boise, Idaho. The weekend-long event stems from frontier gatherings in the early 1800s.

And this year’s event was especially noteworthy, with Patagonia founder and outspoken public lands advocate Yvon Chouinard in attendance.

To be sure, Patagonia is not a hunting brand. While it does make a few products intended for those sports, its core remains mountaineering, climbing, hiking, camping, and other non-consumptive pursuits.

So Chouinard’s presence at the BHA Rendezvous raised eyebrows.

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