GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Base Camp 40 works to celebrate the lives and service of wounded and non-wounded combat veterans through unique hunting and outdoors trip throughout the year.
Since its start in 2011, the organization has been able to take over 40 veterans out for three, four, or five day hunting trips of their dreams.
Monday, Marine Corps veteran Scott Brown tested out a Grand Junction rifle range and then headed up to the Grand Mesa for a long-bow bear hunt.
“An organization like base camp 40 to have guys like me out, i mean basically i feel like they're just giving me a thank you,” says Scott Brown.
Scott will be followed by another seven veterans coming to the Grand Valley for their hunting trips.
99 percent of the money earned by this non-profit goes directly towards helping veterans through their desired hunting trips.
Organizers coordinate everything so veterans on trips have paid airfare, lodging, clothing, artillery, and even delivery of any game they successfully shoot to their homes.