BHA Armed Forces Initiative, with Justin Spruiell

Show Notes

On this episode of Huntavore, Nick is joined by Justin Spruiell of the Armed Forces Initiative of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Justin is a volunteer who dedicates his time toward his passion for the outdoors and being able to explore the amazing landscapes of our public lands. Not only are the lands important but Justin shares my passion for wild harvests becoming amazing table fare, He gives details on an incredible dish for ducks. One heck of a great conversation on this episode of Huntavore.

So often in the Armed Forces, we hear about the strain on mental health. The obvious being combat and active fighting, yet the isolation and distance from loved ones can be daunting. I will be the first to acknowledge that I have no understanding of this. My guest Justin Spruiell does. He served as military police in several places, one in particular was Germany, where through a traumatic event, he found a way to get off base and fish some of the amazing rivers in Europe. Fast forward to now he works for BHA/AFI. Connecting veterans and active members with the outdoors in a recreational, mission oriented atmosphere. BHA has seen how this initiative has grown so quickly that the Armed Forces will soon have their own Chapter here in 2024. Being familiar in fatigues, and with an apron, Justin flexes his small game/waterfowl muscles on a Korean style duck dish sure to get any waterfowler excited.

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