In 2013, Backcountry Hunters Anglers reached out to Tawney, and from the moment he took over, he focused entirely on sportsmen’s issues. This often meant sending out sleepy press releases about, say, the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act. But he also pushed lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. “I knew he was a creative guy,” Cole said in an email. “And we would be able to bounce ideas off each other, and I was also excited about having artist…