Wittington Center, NM- -(Ammoland.com)- Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and the Monroe Schuler Foundation took 5-female and 5-male disabled hunters to the New Mexico high country on their 7th Annual HAVA/Monroe-Schuler Elk Hunt in early December.
Supported by 13 HAVA volunteers and 10 registered guides, these disabled veterans overcame the elements above 12,000 feet at the Vermejo Park Ranch to harvest 8 elk over a 4-day period with each going home with a renewed sense of their own abilities, many great stories to tell and 150 pounds of suitably processed elk meat. One of the female hunters, who uses a service dog for balance and mobility, logged over 18,000 steps in the snow without the dog in an impressive example of the HAVA program’s life-altering impact upon disabled veterans.
“The HAVA/Monroe Schuler Elk Hunt in New Mexico is the highlight of our hunting program and a true test of our ability to use the outdoors to help disabled veterans regain confidence in their future.” Said Tom Taylor, HAVA’s Chairman. “Each year we take 10 disabled veterans on this hunt-of-a-lifetime, and this year were able to include 5 female veterans in the mix. It’s …Read the Rest