Montana Wounded Warriors is holding a raffle to raise funds to support our mission of taking wounded Montana veterans on all expense paid hunting and fishing trips.
1st prize is a Sharps Rifle, donated by C.Sharps Arms Company, Inc. It is an 1875 Sporting Rifle in the 40-65 caliber with: 30 inch satin finish octagon barrel, fancy American walnut wood, special engraving, pistol grip, cheek rest, Buckhorn and Blade sight with a single set trigger valued at 4700.00.
2nd Prize is a custom made 22 donated by Kyle Sukhbir, owner of Freedom Weaponry, who is one of our wounded warriors. The rifle has: Noreen billet upper and lower, Proof Research carbon 22 nosler barrel, 15″ Sanders handguard, 3.5 lb velocity trigger, midwest bcg, Magpul prs gen 3 stock, black rain buffer set, seekins ambi lower parts kit, lantac muzzle break, seekins ads gas block, bravo company med catch charging handle, 1 metal 6.8 SPC mag, 2 boxes nosler ammo and custom brushed copper/bronze cerakote with green oxidization, ral8000 flag cerakote valued at 2900.00. (scope NOT included)
3rd prize is a custom fire pit ring donated by Nathan Strash of NR Fabrications, also one of our wounded warriors.
Thank you to all the sponsors who made this raffle possible.
To purchase tickets, you can contact us through our email at montanawoundedwarriors.org or by visiting our Facebook page. Tickets are $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00. Drawing will be held November 11th, Veterans Day.
Below is a testimonial video of some of our vets who have hunted with us.
What is Montana Wounded Warriors and Who is Eligible?
Montana Wounded Warriors was formed to provide residents of the State of Montana, who were wounded as a result of combat service in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, with high-quality hunting and fishing opportunities in the state of Montana. These veterans must also have received at least a 30% disability rating from the VA for physical and/or mental issues directly related to their combat service. They must also have received an honorable discharge from the military, unless they are still active duty. We are based in Northwest Montana, near Glacier National Park.
The organization is run by a nine member all-volunteer board. This allows us to maximize the use of donations to serve our Veterans. We have no paid staff in contrast with other organizations who may serve Veterans in some capacity, but whose budget is primarily used to cover fundraising and other administrative costs.
Our mission is to take groups of 2 to 6 wounded Montana Veterans on all-expense-paid hunting and fishing trips where their chances of success are extremely high.
We focus solely on putting these wounded Veterans in a beautiful outdoor setting and giving them the opportunity to bond with others who have walked in their boots. Other organizations may have more resources and skills at dealing with other aspects of these wounded Veterans’ needs but we feel that the abundant natural resources available in Montana combined with a willing group of outdoor enthusiasts allows us to provide these Veterans with an unforgettable, high-quality experience.
These outdoor excursions serve many purposes, including:
- Giving others the chance to thank these men and women for the sacrifice they have made for our country.
- Giving severely injured service people the chance to get out and participate in activities that they may have felt that they would never be able to do again due to their disabilities
- Giving Veterans another opportunity to heal.
Veterans Helping Each Other Heal
The Veterans have told us that the most important aspect of these trips, other than the outdoor opportunity itself, is the chance to get together with other wounded Veterans and talk about what they went through in the field of combat, how they are coping with their wounds, and how they are attempting to transition back into civilian life… in other words it’s part of their healing process.
This healing process may start in a Veterans Administration (VA) hospital with group sessions supervised by medical and military staff but most of the Veterans we have had the honor of helping tell us that the informal setting we provide them where they freely interact with each other is much more helpful then the more structured programs they have been exposed to in the past.
What our fundraising pays for
Our fundraising efforts go towards funding these trips through professional outfitters with high quality food and lodging. Many people would volunteer to provide a place for our participants to fish and hunt, but many of our Veterans have special needs that professional outfitters are better suited to accommodate. Outfitters often provide discounted, and in some cases, free trips for an individual Veteran but due to our goal of taking multiple participants on each trip it is unrealistic to ask these businesses to fund our entire outing. We fund raise year-round in order to provide as many trips as possible per year. In 2015 we were able to fund over 20 trips helping over 40 different veterans from Montana.
Tax-deductible and low overhead mean maximum adventure for Veterans
We are an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) so any donation you make to Montana Wounded Warriors will be tax deductible. Rest assured that your donations will go toward taking wounded Montana Veterans on outdoor adventures right here in the state of Montana. Other than fees paid to outfitters, we have no paid staff. We believe in serving as volunteers. Thank you for your support.