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John,
Thank you and your foundation WWIA for allowing me to participate in the Upland Bird Hunt in NY.  It was a new experience for me and I learned a lot.  It was great to get out of the house, to enjoy a world class hunt, me...

Tony Wisanski
MSG USA (Ret)


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John Knight
John Knight

I was born and raised on a small family farm in west Michigan. Growing up if I wasn't hunting or fishing then I was working on the farm. Deer hunting has always been in my blood, it's not just hunting to me, it's a lifestyle. If it&...

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Opportunities and Season Highlights for 2014

 

NC OBX Waterfowl Hunt -- January 09 - January 12, 2014

What: Two full days for 4 Warriors of Waterfowl hunting on the Currituck Sound in NC.

How: Fully guided waterfowl hunts in permanent brushed in duck blinds. No prior experience required. We will provide a shotgun with ammunition for use, unless you desire to bring your own. (Boat ride with minimal walking to blinds and prolonged periods of standing/sitting while hunting will be required. If you are willing to try, we will try to accommodate mobility issues.)

Lodging: Three story, fully furnished house. All linens provided. Elevator available to access all floors.

Where: The beautiful, historic Currituck Sound, North Carolina.

What to Bring: Light weight Rain Gear, Water-proof or knee high rubber boots, camera, clothing (average - high 50 and low 30). We will provide participants a more detailed, suggested packing list. We will work with participants to cover any hunting clothing needs for this event.

Note: If you have a valid NC Tundra Swan Permit, there is usually the opportunity to harvest one.


SW Ohio’s 3rd Annual “Fowl in your Face” Waterfowl Hunt -- January 10 - January 12, 2014

Mid -January in Southern Ohio the migration is in full swing. Come out for the 3rd Annual SW Ohio Duck/Goose Hunt on some of the best private land Ohio has to offer.  Giant Canada’s and Greenheads in your face for a non -stop action packed waterfowl hunt of a lifetime. Great Food, Great Hospitality being shared with our Nations Combat Wounded !!!


Texas Inshore Fishing -- April 25 - April 27, 2014

Professionally guided inshore (bay) fishing for red fish, speckled trout, flounder, black drum, sheepshead; all Licenses, meals, lodging provided.


Kansas, Cast and Blast -- April 30 - May 05, 2014

Hunt big Kansas gobblers on private land, we have over 5,000 acres of land reserved for our nation's heroes. Stay in comfy lodge with home cooked meals every night and breakfast before the hunt.  Once you've shot your tom then hit the water on one of Kansas's jewels, the beautiful 12,600 acre Waconda Lake (Glen Elder Reservoir) for spawning crappie, white bass and post spawn walleye. If you have a bow there is also the the opportunity to bowfish for carp and short nose gar!  BIG white bass were pulled through the ice and this lake is known for it's fat slabs and trophy walleye. The option of shooting two gobblers exists by any means. Come out and be guided by some of the most knowledgeable locals that know where the birds are and what the fish are biting on, meet patriots that are proud of what you've done to preserve their freedoms and enjoy the small town life by going "off the grid" for  a few days. You are guaranteed a 100% good time! Last year on the inaugural cast and blast no tag was left unfilled, we guided our guests to a 100% success rate!


North Carolina Cast and Blast -- April 30 - May 04, 2014

Location: Roanoke River, Halifax County, North Carolina

Activities: Two full days of fully guided spring turkey hunting and striped bass fishing. 


Mexico Billfishing -- May 02 - May 06, 2014

World Class Billfishing in Mexico!  As honored guests of the Dave Harris Memorial Billfish Tournament, WWIA Purple Heart Heroes will be billfishing in style. Two action-packed days of off-shore fishing for Sailfish, Swordfish, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Wahoo and Dorado made relaxing with 5 days and 4 nights at the Luxurious Aventuras Club in Puerto Aventuras Mexico. This Charity Billfish Tournament is in its 11th year and is named in loving memory of Dave Harris who passed away from cancer. The tournament is very excited to share this incredible experience with these WWIA Heroes who have sacrificed so much for our country. When not hauling in the trophies, there will be plenty of rest and relaxation as well as opportunities for golfing, diving and even wade-fishing for bonefish.This is a bucket-list item for fisherman and a guaranteed good time for all.

for more information please visit http://daveharrismemorial.org/

 


Wisconsin Cast N Blast -- May 16 - May 18, 2014

A hunting and fishing combination! Shoot giant carp with bows, hunt for turkey, and fish for walleye and bass in the beauty of central Wisconsin.

Location: Wausau, Wisconsin 

Activities: A combination of guided turkey hunting and guided fishing for carp, bass and walleye.

 

 


3rd Annual BC Black Bear hunt with Skinner Creek Hunts -- June 04 - June 12, 2014

Skinner Creeks Hunts is honored to once again to host a spring bear hunt in BC, Canada for not one but two hero's this June 2014. This is the third annual WWIAF bear hunt that my wife Julie and I have hosted. The first two were awesome, with both deserving young men going home with trophy caliber bears. We look forward to another successful hunt in 2014. This is our way of saying thanks to the men and women in uniform that sacrificed so much to keep us free and safe.

Thanks again for WWIAF for providing a platform for us to give a little back.
Doug and Julie McMann
www.skinnercreekhunts.com


"Camp Stillwater" 3rd Annual Chinook fishing trip -- June 06 - June 09, 2014

"WWIA Camp Stillwater" Host and WWIA Associate John Koenig and friends of "John's Guide Service" are proud to bring our warriors the 3rd Annual Spring Chinook (King Salmon) Two day fishing trip for 4 Angler/Warriors on the world famous Skagit River. All tackle/gear and instruction provided during these two fully guided 6-8 hour days of action packed fishing. All fish will be professionally processed and packaged for our warriors return trip home. Warrior/Anglers applying for this trip should be able to stand for long periods of time in a boat and able to cast, fight and reel in large salmon.

Warrior/Anglers will feel right at home here out our WWIA "Camp Stillwater" facility and it's recently completed "Warrior Bunkhouse": https://www.facebook.com/WwiaCampStillwater


FUNDRAISER: Middletown Sportsmen’s Club -- June 14 - June 14, 2014

Middletown is a long-established shotgun sports facility in SW Ohio that features skeet, trap, 5-stand and sporting clays.  This event, hosted by Ohio Associates Dave Studenka and Dan Doll, and scheduled for 14 June 2014 promises to be a phenomenal event!

http://www.middletownsportsmensclub.com/


FUNDRAISER: Wisconsin Alliance of Bass Tournament Anglers -- June 14 - June 14, 2014

What: A bass fishing tournament sponsored by WABTA with all funds going to WWIA and Camp Hackett.  After the tournament there will be a silent auction, raffle prizes and a band at Gina’s Sports Dock on Lake Pewaukee. Check out the website: Wisconsin Alliance of Bass Tournament Anglers

Where: Lake Pewaukee in Pewaukee WI

When: The event will be held on June 14th. Tournament starts at 6:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm.

Purple Heart Veterans with other Veterans will be guided by WABTA pro staff for a day of fishing and fun. Money will be awarded to the top five teams to finish in the tournament. Expect a day of hard fishing with many small and large mouth bass being caught. WABTA has made this event free to all Veterans attending. Attendees will go home will quality equipment to continue their new found passion for bass fishing. 


3rd Annual Phelps Fishing Jamboree -- June 22 - June 25, 2014

Join us for our third annual Phelps Fishing Jamboree 22-25 Jun 14.  Thanks to the citizens of the Northwoods, you will enjoy an all expense paid guided fishing trip in the Phelps, WI area.  World class Lodging and meals provided by Sunrise Lodge located on scenic Lac Vieux Desert.  Fishing is provided by three local guides that will be your friends by the time you leave.  Fishing and comraderie is promised.  You make your own memories.


AK Halibut Fishing -- June 22 - June 24, 2014

ALASKA, YES, Seward, ALASKA, a place where dreams come true.  Enjoy a custom 3 day, 2 night  Halibut, Rockfish and Silver Salmon  Fishing trip with a  Kenai Fjords National Park tour.  A trip with ample time for lots of whales, sea life, sea birds, and glaciers on  22, 23 and 24 June 2014. Package also includes up to 2 nights lodging  in our Bed and Breakfast before and after the 3 day cruise, (June 20-25 available) all fish filleting,  processing/vacuum seal/ freeze and pack, and all meals and transportation required for trip once in Seward, also includes the lifelong memories created on this once in a lifetime journey for up to 4 of our Wounded Warrior heroes. Fishing is with INN and OUT Charters, Inc,  www.akcustomcharters.com   on the vessel,  Karemar and lodging is with  www.kenaifjordsbandb.com


FUNDRAISER: Hudson Farm Sporting Clay Tournament -- June 26 - June 26, 2014

26 June 2014, Sparta, NJ.  50 Round Sporting Clay Tournament on the grounds of beautiful Hudson Farm.  Open to the public, $150 fee in advance, go to Hudson Farm website to register. http://www.hudsonfarmnj.com/events.  


FUNDRAISER: Veterans Golf Scramble -- July 14 - July 14, 2014

14 July 2014 at the Oneida Country Club in Green Bay WI.  Preregistration is required - $600 per four person team with lots of prizes and great food!


RACING - Lucas Oil Raceway -- July 25 - July 25, 2014

Spend a day with the Assembly Products Race Team, from practice to the actual race you’ll be down in the pits or spotting from the top.  If hunting and fishing isn’t “your thing”, come on out for some speed at the race track.  A great time with a great team and an up close and personal look into the world of racing!


2014 Ohio: Lake Erie Trophy Walleye Fishing -- August 01 - August 04, 2014

Beautiful Lake Erie and excellent weather in the Beautiful host town of Ashtabula, Ohio.  What better setting for Six combat wounded HEROES then the Shores of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio.

Experience Lake Erie at its finest long considered to be the “Walleye Capital of the World”!  

Our group of experienced boat Captains and fishermen invite six combat wounded Heroes to spend a great weekend on Lake Erie chasing our World Class Trophy Walleye.  RV camping on the banks of the beautiful Ashtabula River and enjoy Lake Erie Style “Surf & Turf” plus a good old fashion fish fry. Our Hero’s can also enjoy an evening or two of camaraderie and storytelling around a campfire.  Story tellers provided free of charge.

 

3rd Annual Washington State Black Bear Hunt -- August 04 - August 08, 2014

"Camp Stillwater" 3rd Annual Washington State Black Bear Hunt

"WWIA Camp Stillwater" Host and WWIA Associate John Koenig and friends of "John's Guide Service" are proud to bring our warriors the 3rd Annual Washington State Black Bear Hunt! A fully guided Black Bear hunt for 4 Warrior/Hunters (1 guide per 2 hunters) with full time second generation guide John Koenig of "Johns Guide Service" and his trusted associate guide Brian Bennet. This is a modern firearm fair chase spot and stalk hunting for Black Bear in the foothills of the North Cascade mountains. (Warrior/Hunters should be in reasonably good shape and able to hike over somewhat rough terrain up to 8 miles in a day. Arrangements can be made for disabled warriors to be able to be driven along the hundreds of miles of logging roads to hunt but they must be able to get out of a vehicle to glass and shoot long distances over a logging clear cut.) All warrior hunters must provide their own high caliber modern firearm and all firearms should be zeroed in before the trip at 200 yards. Shots can range from 30 yards to over 300 yards.

In consideration for being permitted to participate in the hunting activities of "John's Guide Service", all hunters will agree and acknowledge that hunting has inherent risks, hazards and dangers for anyone that cannot be eliminated, particularly in a wilderness environment. THESE RISKS, HAZARDS, AND DANGERS INCLUDE WITHOUT LIMITATIONS: 1.) Outdoor hazards in driving and hunting in the mountains. 2.) Hiking in rugged country. 3.) Injuries from hunting equipment and other participants. 4.) Encounters with wildlife, animals and insects. 5.) Temperature extremes. 6.) Incelment weather conditions and unavailability of immediate medical attention in the wilderness in case of injury.

All Hunters participating in a hunt with "John's Guide Service" need to understand that these activities require good physical condition and a degree of knowledge necessary to engage in these activities safely. All hunters born after 1972 must complete a Washington State approved hunter safety education course or obtain a military waiver from the state weather or not they reside in the State of Washington to be able to purchase their hunting licenses.

Warrior/Hunters will feel right at home here out our WWIA "Camp Stillwater" facility based right here in the Foothills of the majestic North Cascade Mountain Range getting to know each other and relaxing after a long days hunt: https://www.facebook.com/WwiaCampStillwater


5th Annual Upstate New York Bird Hunt and Couples Retreat -- September 05 - September 08, 2014

5th Annual Upstate New York Bird Hunt and Couples Retreat- in Memory of James Reisdorf, WWIA Associate

The Upstate New York Bird Hunt and Couples Retreat is unique to WWIAF because we not only Honor our Wounded Hero's, but include their spouse. We believe that not only is the Wounded Warrior a Hero, the spouse that is supporting them daily is as well.

Mary Lou Merow- Reisdorf, WWIAF Associate, and friends are honored to offer this hunt September 5th through 8th 2014. This hunt is typically offered to four couples.

The Hero's and wives will start their weekend off Friday. They arrive and will be taken to their hotel. After they have dropped their things off they will join the host family for a relaxed dinner at Bear Hill Hunt Club.

Sat is when the real fun begins! The Men (and women if they choose) will go to Whispering Pines Bird Sanctuary and Hunt Club for some guided Pheasant and Chucker hunting. The Women will enjoy a relaxing wine tour in the area. Saturday evening everyone meets back at Whispering Pines for a Game dinner with supporters, family and friends. Sunday the men will again go hunting while the Women enjoy a brunch and spa time. The event will wrap up with a quiet dinner Sunday evening. 


WWIA Annual Alligator Hunt -- September 19 - September 22, 2014

Hunt alligators aboard airboats with professional guides in the lakes and swamps of Central Florida. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!


PA Cast & Blast -- October 03 - October 06, 2014

Saturday will be dedicated to bird shooting and Sunday to fishing. In addition, accommodations will be available for anyone interested to stay over Sunday night.

Friday, October 3rd: Arrival anytime after 12:00PM. Welcoming cookout at Fox Gap, trap shooting, pond fishing, unpack gear, mix and mingle. Dinner around 6:30PM at Gravel Spring, followed by cards, pool, darts,TV, fire pit, etc. Shooting teams for Saturday determined.

Saturday, October 4th: Breakfast at Gravel Spring. One team will shoot early AM and late PM. Other team will reverse pattern. Lunch at Gravel Spring. Group photos at lunch break. Bird clean up at Fox Gap, dinner around 6:30PM at Gravel Spring. Evening activities similar to Friday.

Sunday, October 5th: Breakfast followed by fishing. Participants will proceed by vehicle to nearby private water. RV’s will be staged there for lav facilities, changing area, food and beverages. Guides will partner with participants and head out to designated beats. Fishing teams are on their own and can return to base for breaks, food, etc. when desired. Fishing will conclude at time yet to be determined. Everyone will proceed back to Gravel Spring. Depending on time, clean up hunts are possible. Dinner will be served at Gravel Spring. Departure at convenience of participants, but staying over is an option. Standard evening festivities.

Monday, October 6th: Breakfast, back up and depart.


Bayfield Cast & Blast, 2014 -- October 16 - October 20, 2014

(3) Heroes, will fly into Duluth, MN and drive an hour to a big woods paradise with plenty of fish to catch and game to shoot in Northern Wisconsin.

Our hosts at Scenic Drive resort will greet you and show you to your log cabin with a great lake view. 

The night of the 16th will be a meet and greet at their lodge so we can all get to know each other and get the camaraderie started.

Delta, WI is on the waterfowl flyway.  Be prepared to shoot a limit of ducks in a short amount of time and then wonder what you'll do for the rest of the day!  As seen in the lodge, the woods is teaming with giant white tailed bucks.  Musky, Walleye, Smallmouth and Largemouth bass abound in these waters.  The woods are lousy with grouse, one of the more difficult quarry on your weekend adventure.  If walking is a struggle, we have access to private lands with ATV's that will get you close to the birds.

3 days of hunting and fishing.  Depending on flight times, we'll try to sneak in some other outdoor fun.  The night time shenanigans will also be memorable.

Even though you'll have your hands full with our hunts, wait until you taste the food that's waiting for you. Friday night, a traditional northwoods fish fry complete with live music.  Saturday night, we will be dining at Scenic Drive resort for a surprise meal you won't be disappointed with.  Breakfasts will be a treat at the Delta Diner, a refurbished box car, with some of the best food on earth and as featured on Travel Channel and Food Network, they will have your fuel tank full for a full day excursion in the woods or water.  Sunday, if you choose, you can stay behind for a Green Bay Packer party...it's quiet the experience up here! 

Your guides are no slouches.  You will be fishing with either Jeff Evans, who's been on the cover of Bassmaster Magazine and is the go to guide for TV personality Babe Winkleman, or David Brown, host of the TV show, Keye's Outdoors.  Either guide will put you on giant fish.  Last year's heroes caught 20 largemouth and smallmouth bass, with most of them being over 5 pounds each!  One lucky warrior caught a 38" musky.

Govy, owner of Flying Eagle Resort, will show you a great time duck hunting.  This man's story telling is as good as anybody's and there won't be a dull moment.  Todd Bucher, owner of the Delta Diner, has made himself available to take you grouse hunting with his bird dogs.  We also have arrangements for you to bowhunt deer if you'd like.  Both locations are areas of private land, with food plots, that have a history of producing huge bucks.


South Dakota Pheasant Hunt -- November 07 - November 10, 2014

Hunt pheasants behind Braque Francais French Pointers on opening day in South Dakota! Enjoy accommodations at the well-appointed Grand Ciel Lodge.

What do you get when you combine a great upland pheasant hunt in South Dakota with really good food and awesome accommodations?

A) sore feet
B) pants that don't fit
C) a real Charlie Foxtrot
D) an unbelievably wonderful experience chasing a cunning bird and great memories that will last a lifetime


5th Annual WWIA MO-KAN Ducks N' Bucks -- November 20 - November 24, 2014

Welcome to the 5th Annual WWIA MO-KAN Ducks N' Bucks Chapter event. This action packed event includes Missouri Firearms Whitetail hunt, Kansas and Missouri duck hunting, Missouri Trapping (Trapping College).

The 10 lucky Heroes picked for this hunt will stay near the famous Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Join us for a world class duck and deer hunting adventure surrounded by great people! Your mornings will begin with an early morning duck hunt or deer hunt. We will scout NW MO and NE Kansas to find the best waterfowling experience available.   We have so many great supporters helping make this event great.  You will chase Northwest Missouri's big corn-fed deer, during the rut, with a rifle. You will be provided with a MO firearms any-deer (Buck) permit and a bonus antlerless firearm permit.  We like to keep you hunting/in action on this event. 

Deer rifles will be available for use if you chose not to bring your own firearm on this event. Waterfowl shotguns will also be available for you and all your 12 gauge ammunition will be furnished. 

One or two lucky Heroes will be selected during this event to learn the challenging sport of trapping at the MO-KAN (Trapping College).  The trapping portion will be hands on in the field, as well as live demonstrations by very experienced trappers.  The trapping portion participants must be in reasonably good shape and able to hike over some rough terrain for 3 days while checking and setting traps.  A very unique opportunity to learn trapping and fur handling.       

 

2014 TN Whitetail Deer Hunt -- November 20 - November 24, 2014

Located 2 hours southwest of Nashville TN, DoubleCreek is a log home property set in the woods surrounded by hundreds of acres of bountiful wildlife. This event is being hosted by an avid hunter/outdoorsman and his wife who feel privileged to offer this excellent whitetail deer hunting opportunity. Home cooked meals and lodging provided.

Testimonial from 2013 hero participants:

“From the property to the people, it was all first class”
“The lodge itself is beautiful with amazing views all around”
“Our hosts Dennis and Shelley are some of the nicest people I have ever met”
“This was a great opportunity to get away from the stress of daily life”


2014 TN Whitetail Deer Hunt -- December 12 - December 15, 2014

Located 2 hours southwest of Nashville TN, DoubleCreek is a log home property set in the woods surrounded by hundreds of acres of bountiful wildlife. This event is being hosted by an avid hunter/outdoorsman and his wife who feel privileged to offer this excellent whitetail deer hunting opportunity. Home cooked meals and lodging provided.

Testimonial from 2013 hero participants:

“From the property to the people, it was all first class”
“The lodge itself is beautiful with amazing views all around”
“Our hosts Dennis and Shelley are some of the nicest people I have ever met”
“This was a great opportunity to get away from the stress of daily life”