Letter From The President

Welcome to the Helena Hunters and Anglers (HHAA) website!

HHAA is a small but dedicated group of volunteers who care deeply about Montana’s wildlife, wild places and public lands. Our conservation focus includes an emphasis on local public land roadless areas, big game security, travel management, local Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Wildlife Management Areas and ethical hunting.

We, as twenty first century Montanans, have inherited an incredible legacy of publicly owned lands and waters that support a diverse array of wildlife, also belonging to us all. Our American system of public lands and North American Model of Wildlife Conservation are unique in the world. As hunter-conservationists we feel a profound responsibility to protect what we have inherited and improve on it, where possible. Unfortunately, there have always been, and will always be, those who seek to destroy this legacy to make a buck. We believe in constant vigilance and holding public land managers and wildlife managers to account, encouraging them toward ever better stewardship and conservation-minded management.

There is much work to be done!

Please take your time to look over our new website and consider joining our group.

Best,

Steve Platt, President

Welcome To Helena Hunters & Anglers Association

Just some of our Helena Hunters & Anglers Association members smiling faces.

In 2001, as a result of the Prickly Pear Sportsmen’s Association split, the more environmentally oriented members who had a hand in creating the Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust, created the Helena Hunters and Anglers Association (HHAA).

HHAA has been part of the Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s citizen advisory board since its inception.

Our HHAA Board is a group of natural resource professionals who have lived in the Helena area for all or most of our lives and are intimately familiar with the landscape surrounding central Montana’s Continental Divide.

We believe that not only are we blessed to live in The Last Best Place, but that we as citizens and sportsmen and women have an obligation to ensure that it remains that way.  To that end, we take the time to systematically evaluate proposals that would alter wildlife habitats. And when necessary, HHAA engages in due process to affect the outcome.

We are passionate about maintaining its wild future.

We welcome you to our website, which is still being constructed. Take a look around, check out the issues and linked academic papers, our work on the ground, our events with guest speakers, and if you are interested in joining us or would simply like to contribute to our work, click on the links.

If you would like to reach out to us, click on Contact Us.

Thank you for joining us, here at HHAA.