The first step in awarding an outdoor adventure is to locate a qualified veteran family. SFMF has significant high level contacts throughout the military community and is able to place advertisements where soldiers gather, such as in military hospital physical therapy areas. Candidates must first complete an application. Then, candidates are informed of the specific requirements and rigors of their outdoor adventure, what to expect on their outdoor adventure. Subsequently selections are made. Should you be a veteran, or know of a veteran, or an immediate family member of a veteran killed in combat, who along with their family would enjoy and benefit from our outdoor activities, please contact SFMF.
Also please consider making a donation.
“While the act of hunting on the surface may appear inconsequential, it is all that the hunt represents to the veteran-hunter that truly matters. The completion of the hunt represents accomplishment, ability, achievement, and success.”
Hunting activities include all hunting fees, food, and lodging. A weapon will be provided if needed. All guides are experienced in the handling of disabled hunters. Preparations are detailed in order to fully prepare the veteran family so that their outdoor adventure is terrific. Hunts may include North American big game such as elk, moose, deer, bear, etc., in addition to wing shooting, turkey, and hog. International hunts have taken place, although are rare due to costs. Fishing is available, as well as horseback riding, air-boats and nature trails. Veterans must be accompanied by at least one family member. Outdoor adventures may require special equipment depending on the particular activity or game hunted and local terrain. Based on the interview with the veteran, any required special equipment will be pre-positioned beforehand.
Permission may be requested to film the adventure. This creates promotional opportunities and aids SFMF in seeking out additional veteran families and raising donations. However, no filming is done without permission, and permission to film is not a caveat for participation.