Annual MnEBA Charitable Elk Hunt
Each year, some of the proceeds from the MnEBA Gun Raffle Calendar go towards funding the Annual MnEBA Charitable Elk Hunt.
This hunt is typically awarded to military veterans from Minnesota who are living with disabilities.
Tony’s Trophy Elk Hunt Ranch located in Baudette, MN and owned by Tony Beckel, has sponsored a beautiful 900 acre facility and guide services for each hunt. Various organizations and individuals have also made contributions to help provide the bull and to cover other associated expenses.
Past Hunt Recipients
2016 – Eileen Vasquez, disabled veteran of the United States Navy,
St. Paul, MN
2015 – Tom Block, disabled veteran of the United States Army originally from Waseca, MN
Waseca Native Veteran Harvests Beautiful Bull Elk
2014 – Erik Olson, disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corp from River Falls, WI
River Falls Marine Corp Veteran Harvests Bull Elk
2013 – Dan Walberg, disabled veteran of the United States Army from Pine River, MN
Pine River Army Veteran Harvests Bull Elk
2012 – David Valtinson, disabled Vietnam veteran of the United States Army from Grand Rapids, MN
Grand Rapids Vietnam Veteran Harvests Bull Elk
2011 – Mike McElhiney, wounded 21-year veteran, retired Master Sergeant of the United States Army from Independence, MN
Hennepin County U.S. Army Veteran Experiences Elk Hunt
2010 – Jeff Srisourath, Specialist with Minnesota National Guard from Roseau County.
Roseau County Iraq Veteran Experiences Elk Hunt
2009 – Tim Mehrkens, Sergeant First Class United States Army and Navy from Norman County
Norman County Veteran Selected for Elk Hunt
2008 – Jim Sursley, combat disabled veteran of Vietnam War, formerly from Minnesota
Vietnam Veteran Takes Monster Bull
2007 – Michael Hanson, blind since infancy, from the Twin Cities metro area
Blind Hunter Shoots Trophy Elk