Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) hosted an inaugural event from Nov 6 – 10 for veterans to promote outdoor activities to improve one’s health. The nonprofit is committed to preserving North America’s outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting through education and advocacy on behalf of wild public lands and waters. “This gives me hope for the future with myself and other veterans that are struggling to find a sense of meaning again. Just being around everybody and seeing that you’re not alone, it’s been absolutely incredible — absolutely lifesaving. You’re saving lives with this,” said Steve Houghton, a former Marine who has participated in the program.