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Big Horn Armory (BHA) to Donate $3,500 to the Wyoming Wildlife Federation (WWF) for November Pay it Forward Program
BHA’s donation will go to the WWF’s Hunters for the Hungry Program to help educate hunters on how they can participate in the program and teach them how to donate meat to H4H for food-insecure communities.
Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, will be donating $3,500 to the Wyoming Wildlife Federation (WWF) to help support its Hunters for the Hungry Program (H4H). This donation will help educate hunters on how they can participate in the program and teach them how to donate meat to H4H for food-insecure communities.
“Since we’ve partnered with WWF in 2020, we’ve been able to donate $8,500 that has been used to educate hunters and support meat donation to food-insecure families within Wyoming. We are happy to work with such a worthy cause that helps impact our fellow citizens of Wyoming,” commented Greg Buchel, president of Big Horn Armory.
WWF’s H4H Program began in the fall of 2018. H4H is looking to deepen its hunter donations with its incredible partnering processors in Lander and Jackson, WY in the future. Over the last four years, over 14,100 meals have been donated through the program to food-insecure communities.
“The continued support of Big Horn Armory and their customers is immense for WWF’s ability to communicate within the Hunters for the Hungry network. We have been able to reach more hunters in specific locales about this opportunity to donate game meat because of the past support of Big Horn Armory,” commented Wyoming Wildlife Federation’s Executive Director, Joy Bannon.
She went on to say, “We are excited to continue this program with those making it happen on the ground, like our collaboration with Hole Food Rescue in Jackson, and excited to reach more hunters to let them know of this program. It sets the stage for improved game meat donations in the future. Thank you for what you do for Wyoming.”
The H4H Program was created to connect hunters and meat processors with charitable food organizations to provide high-quality nutrition to community members in need. This program builds on a foundation of conservation stewards who look to give back to local communities by sharing the harvest and cultivating meaningful connections across Wyoming.
All meat is taken to a local processor in the state of Wyoming where portions of donated game meat must be marked as “wild game,” “not for sale,” and be marked with a donated sticker or stamp. Mule deer, whitetail deer, moose, or elk are all potential carriers of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and must be tested before being donated. All antelope, bison, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep may be donated without testing. Email [email protected] to receive a CWD testing kit.
All hunters must field dress their harvest as they would normally and get the carcass cooled down as soon as possible to prevent any meat spoilage. Make sure to have all necessary license and tag information accompanying the animal at the time of processing. If the harvest is a potential carrier of CWD, be sure to pull a lymph node sample and take it to a check station or a Game and Fish regional office to submit for testing. Hunters may donate portions of their harvest after the whole animal has been processed by specifying how many pounds of meat they would like to be contributed at the time of pick up. The other option is to donate a whole animal for processing. Hunters are responsible for paying for processing. After processing, all portions of donated game meat must be marked as “wild game,” “not for sale,” and “CWD-Free” if applicable. Local partners then distribute the donated meat to those in need.
About Big Horn Armory:
Big Horn Armory was founded in 2008 with the expressed intention of designing a Browning-type lever-action gun chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The Big Horn Armory Model 89, made in America, closely follows the work of John Browning with refinements courtesy of modern metallurgy and machining capabilities. The first rifles began shipping in September of 2012 and since then, BHA has added to their big bore lineup with a Model 90 Carbine in 460 S&W, the Model 90A in 454 Casull, the Model 90B in .45 Colt, the Model 89A in 500 Linebaugh and the Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh. In 2017, Big Horn Armory took a departure from its lever-action series and developed the AR500 Auto Max, the most powerful short-range, semi-auto based on an AR .308 platform.
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