Maintaining and growing our hunting heritage is key to the mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. RMEF supplies grant funding to a wide variety of organizations seeking to do the same.
One of them is Hands of a Sportsman (HOAS). Based in Salisbury, North Carolina, HOAS seeks to provide individuals with challenges seen or unseen which may present as a physical, emotional, financial or circumstantial challenge, the opportunity to participate and enjoy hunting.
RMEF provided grants to HOAS over the last three years. In 2019 alone, HOAS guides hosted 35 hunters who harvested 22 deer during the one-day Anthony Barnes Disabled Hunt. The organization also fed more than 600 people as part of the community-supported effort.
“I would like to personally thank the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for all the smiles, the hugs and the happy tears that we created the last three years on these hunts,” said David Hinceman, HOAS founder. “You don’t know what that money has helped us do. When you have a testimonial how this hunt has changed people’s life, that’s a game changer.”
(Video source: Hands of a Sportsman)