AFI Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Aug 24 - Aug 30
Starting at 6pm
Boundary Waters Wilderness Area
Ely, MN









20 Attending

AFI Boundary Waters Canoe Area

The Armed Forces Initiative of BHA is hosting 18 veterans on a wilderness canoe trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in the vicinity of Ely, MN August 24th through the 30th.  We will be fishing, talking conservation, and learning how to use our voice as veterans to impact the public land and water discussion.

Interested participants should know this trip will involve 10 plus miles of paddling a canoe per day along with several one or two mile portages over rocky terrain carrying all your gear for the week.

Please plan to bring:

  1. Jet boil or camp stove
  2. Wet weather gear
  3. Sleep-system for 40 degree nights
  4. Fishing rods and line (one rod for pike and walleye and one for panfishes recommended)
  5. Fishing tackle (some top water lure and some sub surface jigs)
  6. Water bottle x 2
  7. Camp cup
  8. MN Fishing License 
  9. Full packing list will provided to those who are selected to attend NLT May 30th


BHA AFI will provide:

  1. Canoes, PFD, Paddles
  2. Food (2 dehydrated meals per day)
  3. Coffee
  4. Tents
  5. Fire starter
  6. First aid kits



Note: Space is limited so once you RSVP you will receive a separate email requesting you to fill out a Google form application to be considered by our board members for attendance.  Strong candidates will show their interest in the outdoors and conservation with demonstrated history of veteran advocacy and conservation volunteering with any organization.   Ability to paddle or fish is not required but strongly recommended. Please ensure the email you use to apply and that is listed on your BHA profile is correct before RSVPing.


Military affiliation and a BHA membership is required for attendance (Veteran, National Guard, Reserves, Active Duty, Gold Star Family)



August 24, 2022 at 6:00pm - August 30, 2022
Boundary Waters Wilderness Area
209 E Chapman St
Ely, MN 55731
United States
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Trevor Hubbs ·
Thomas Collier Robert Stevenson Paul Verga Eric McGhee Travis Bradford Hugh Cummings Shana McInnes Kent OMalley Paul Hoiland Shon Waery Liam Hale Zachery Moore Justin C Townsend Mike Verhoeven Michael Verhoeven Gavin Hill D.J. Zor Trevor Hubbs

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