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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Veterans Make Memories, Fill the Freezer

“It is our duty to serve those who serve us.”
-Chris Kyle

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation supports the members of our military, their families and our veterans. 

RMEF provided grant funding and volunteer manpower for American veterans to take part in the Base Camp 40, Warriors in the Wild “Seal on the Mountain” elk hunt in 2016, held in the memory of former U.S. Navy Seal veteran and sniper Chris Kyle who part in a BC40 hunt in 2012. The five-day hunts involved five veterans and took place in Colorado. 

Grant funding provided by RMEF not only purchased five custom engraved Weatherby rifles, hunting licenses and the shipment of processed game meat, but it allows Base Camp 40 to get more veterans out on the ground for additional Colorado cow elk hunts, whitetail deer hunts in Kentucky and fishing outings in British Columbia. 

BC40 provides opportunities for veterans to rediscover, heal and reflect. The organization originated in 2011 with cow elk hunts in western Colorado. It expanded in 2014 by offering hunts in Texas, Kentucky, Alabama, additional ranches in Colorado and fishing in British Columbia.


  1. How can I apply for the possibility to go on one of these hunts?

    Derrick (RMEF member)

  2. You can probably reach out to the Base Camp 40, Warriors in the Wild folks. There's a link in the blog post.