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Animals : Wildlife Conservation

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

The Voice for Our Wild Public Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

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four stars

93.32

725 West Alder Street Suite 11
Missoula, MT 59802
tel: (406) 926-1908   Web Site
EIN: 20-1037177

Board Leadership
Ryan Busse
Chair

CEO
Land Tawney
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.32 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters. Since the freedom to hunt and fish depends on habitat, efforts are focused on three key issues: Access & Opportunity, Public Lands & Waters, and Fair Chase. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers works to enhance access to pubic land, to conserve habitats and landscapes, and to advocate for ethical hunting standards.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters. Since the freedom to hunt and fish depends on habitat, efforts are focused on three key issues: Access & Opportunity, Public Lands & Waters, and Fair Chase. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers works to enhance access to pubic land, to conserve habitats and landscapes, and to advocate for ethical hunting standards.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of conservation areas with evidence that illegal activities causing key threats have declined or stabilized
94
Number of unsustainable hunting or fishing practices impeded
25
Number of people influenced to undertake conservation action
130,266
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

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95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
93.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 78.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (MT) 93.32 four stars
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 89.70 three stars
Quality Deer Management Association (GA) 92.92 four stars
Trout Unlimited, National Office (VA) 86.13 three stars
Boone and Crockett Club (MT) 85.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,408,409
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $693,462
   Fundraising Events $129,329
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,231,200
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,231,200
   Other Revenue $453,395
TOTAL REVENUE $4,684,595
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,704,968
   Administrative Expenses $99,240
   Fundraising Expenses $120,084
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,924,292
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $760,303
   
Net Assets $1,533,804

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Public Land Access and Opportunity $1,852,484 50.0%
Public Lands and Waters Conservation Management $926,242 25.0%
Advocacy for Fair Chase Ethical Standards $926,242 25.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 93.32 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-1037177
Name in IRS Master File BACKCOUNTRY HUNTERS AND ANGLERS
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$131,400 3.34% Land Tawney President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (MT) 93.32 four stars
National Wild Turkey Federation (SC) 89.70 three stars
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (MT) 91.19 four stars
California Waterfowl Association (CA) 87.13 three stars
Ducks Unlimited (TN) 86.57 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
725 West Alder Street
Suite 11
Missoula, MT 59802
tel: (406) 926-1908
EIN: 20-1037177

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Board Leadership

Ryan Busse
Chair

CEO

Land Tawney
President & CEO

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