NRA: The National Rifle Association
|Widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education and hunter advocacy organization in the world.
Visit their website at http://www.nra.org
SCI: Safari Club International
|Protecting hunters’ rights and promoting wildlife conservation, SCI’s two areas of focus, historically has been the interest of hundreds of individuals long before SCI was established. We encourage an appreciation for nature and wildlife so that conservation efforts remain strong, while also fighting to protect our rich hunting heritage. Big changes can be achieved through the endeavors of many who are united in a mission – the mission of Safari Club International.
Visit their website at http://www.scifirstforhunters.org/home/
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
|In 1984, four hunters from Troy, Montana, founded the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to guarantee a wild future for North America's grandest game animal. The Elk Foundation’s mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. More than 550 Elk Foundation chapters host annual events to raise funds for conservation projects across elk country.
Visit their website at http://www.rmef.org/home
MOGA: The Montana Outfitters and Guides Association
|MOGA is proud to represent licensed professional outfitters and guides in Montana with operations spanning all of Travel Montana’s regions. With years of experience guiding hunters, fishermen, horseback riders, skiers and snowmobilers through Montana’s mountains, lakes and prairies, our outfitters will show you the best of Montana in a Montana vacation customized and personalized to your needs.
Visit their website at http://www.montanaoutfitters.org/index.php
MOGA's Big Hearts Under the Big Sky
|Big Hearts Under the Big Sky is the “giving back” extension of the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association (MOGA) and is Montana’s premier program placing the families of honored American veterans, children who face life threatening illness and women who are suffering from breast cancer on fully guided and fully outfitted trips here in Montana at no charge.
Check out the Big Hearts Under the Big Sky’s web site at http://www.bigheartsmt.org/
In the past six years demand for therapeutic adventure trips to Montana’s outdoors has increased dramatically. Big Hearts Under the Big Sky has had profound and positive impacts on the lives of many people. To accomplish MOGA’s mission we partner with well-known national charities including Catch-a-Dream Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Casting for Recovery and Hunt of a Lifetime Honored American Veterans Afield, National Rifle Association and others as well.
Please check out the Stories and Photos from the trips the Big Heart’s program provides at http://www.bigheartsmt.org/stories_photos.php
Sunday Creek Outfitters have had the honor and privilege to provide the hunts below through the Big Hearts Under the Big Sky program.
Big Hearts Under the Big Sky: Trey Ward Elk Hunt
Wounded Warriors Project
It was a honor and a privilege to be able to take U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Edmundson on an antelope hunt in 2011 and on a mule deer hunt in 2012. Both hunts occurred near Miles City in South Eastern Montana.
Eric sustained shrapnel and blast injuries when his unit was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2005. SCO was truly humbled and honored to help Eric harvest a nice antelope and mule deer buck.
Catch A Dream
I had the privilege of taking Chase Rhodes and his entire family on a rifle elk hunt in 2011.
Chase was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma one year and one day before he harvested this nice bull elk.
Visit their website at http://catchadream.org/index.html
Hunt of a Lifetime
We had the privilege to help Jesse Perrault from Mississippi to fulfill his Dream of hunting elk. Jesse and his father Joe had a true Hunt of a Lifetime when Jesse harvested this super nice 6 point Montana Bull Elk.