Foundation to Provide Free Hunt to Wounded Veteran (1/10/2006 11:30:55 AM) The Jack Creek Preserve Foundation will be giving a quality bow hunt for either elk or black bear to a U.S. veteran that was wounded while serving in either Iraq or Afghanistan. As detailed in a "Spotlight on Conservation" feature (found in the Conservation Section of this web site), the Jack Creek Preserve isa 5,000 acre wildlife preserve near Ennis, Montana that consists of wild and scenic mountain country that has been set aside to conserve and protect wildlife and its habitat while also developing into a Youth Education Center. The major focus of the Foundation's mission is to provide educational opportunities that give young people a deeper appreciation and involvement with habitat and ecology, wildlife management, hunter conservationists, ethical hunting and bowhunting. Among the Foundation's Board of Directors are representatives of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Pope and Young Club and the Boone and Crockett Club. Rich in wildlife resources, the landscape provides a wildlife corridor between the northern and southern portions of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area. Bowhunting for elk and black bear is the primary hunting being conducted as part of the Foundation's effort to directly support young hunters and others. The auctioned elk hunts that have been provided by the Foundation to various national organizations have consistently sold for several thousand dollars. Hunter success is generally greater than 50%. A 7x7 elk was taken this past fall that scored 368. Now the opportunity to participate in one of these high quality bow hunts will be given free to a U.S. military veteran that was wounded while serving in either Iraq or Afghanistan. The JCPF is able to accommodate a veteran that may have suffered severe physical disabilities. Cabin lodging will be provided and Foundation personnel will assist the hunt recipient to insure that he or she enjoys a truly outstanding bowhunting experience. The deadline to apply for the hunt is February 20, 2006. Applications can be obtained by e-mailing the Foundation at email@example.com or through the mail to Double F Foundation, PO Box 3, Ennis, MT 59729.