Welcome to the first annual Armed Forces Initiative Sweepstakes! We're giving away great prizes throughout July to support our AFI programming and efforts across North America.
Why July? The United States celebrates Independence Day and Canada celebrates Canada Day this month. BHA’s Armed Forces Initiative works with service members and veterans in both great nations.
Since nothing says freedom like enjoying our wild public lands and waters, we’re calling this first annual AFI sweepstakes the Freedom Sweepstakes with nearly $7,500 in prizes. Winners of this sweepstake will be able to enjoy the outdoors with brands like Savage Arms, Smith & Wesson, YETI, Vortex, CVA Firearms, Black Rifle Coffee Company, Stone Glacier, Mystery Ranch, Danner, onX Hunt, GoHunt, and our own Armed Forces Initiative gear
WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER:
Launched one year ago, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Armed Forces Initiative engages active duty and veteran military members in N America advocating for the conservation of protecting our public lands and waters, increased opportunities to access great places to hunt and fish, and ethical practices afield.
In the past year, AFI has started nearly a dozen military installation clubs, ran two veteran skill camps in Montana and supports establishing the Interagency Task Force on Outdoor Recreation for Veterans, which was passed by lawmakers unanimously and enacted into law in 2020 under the Veterans COMPACT Act (PL 116-214).
Your support makes these efforts possible. And for less than the cost of a box of ammo, you'll have a chance to walk away with great prizes – and the knowledge that you're supporting service members and veterans throughout North America.
AFI fosters a connection through education and empowerment to the lands military members have sworn to protect. You’ll find BHA’s AFI members in one of our many military installation clubs working to provide hunting access on or near bases. Our in-the-field veteran camps enrich this connection to the land by teaching both mental and physical skills. Our legislative team works to track and engage in legislative efforts that directly affect military members and veterans and access to the outdoors.
A quick glance at conservation history turns up names like Theodore Roosevelt, Frank Church and Ronald Reagan, leaders with military backgrounds who have done significant work to conserve the wild places we cherish. Our program’s goal, is to build the next generation of conservationists from the voices of those who are or have served in uniform.