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Opportunities and Season Highlights for 2017
2017 Hunters for Warriors WI Pheasant Hunt -- February 24 - February 26, 2017Southwest Wisconsin Pheasants Forever Chapter is hosting our Inaugural WWIA Hunters for Warriors Pheasant hunt. This is the Chapters 5th Hunt and it gets better each year. Warriors will arrive on Friday evening, we have activities planned (shotguns involved) for Saturday morning and will have a pheasant hunt on Saturday afternoon. We will have another pheasant hunt Sunday morning before everyone starts home around noon. If you hunt South Dakota every weekend or have never hunted a pheasant, please consider this event… we will take care of you. Our goal for this event is to get together and have some fun, if we shoot some birds that is just icing on the cake… we will shoot “at” some birds.
2017 4th Annual Texas Inshore Fishing -- April 21 - April 23, 2017Professionally guided all day in-shore fishing trip on a 71ft sport fisher, looking for redfish, trout and flounder.
2017 Inaugural Great Creek Hunt Club Turkey Hunt -- April 28 - May 01, 2017A two-day turkey hunt with Great Creek Hunt Club in Alberta, VA. All meals and lodging will be provided
2017 Inaugural Kentucky Bass Fishing -- April 28 - May 01, 2017Come and enjoy 2 full days of bass fishing with professional guides on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. Enjoy your stay at Sapper Lodge located on the banks of 260,000 acres of some of the best large and smallmouth bass fishing in the country. Enjoy southern cooking and shore lunches or just sit by the fire and enjoy eagle watching. I can't guarantee a 10 pounder but I promise you spring time offers a chance for you to catch a bass of a lifetime. Come be our guest at our lodge and experience southern hospitality from a fellow veteran and his wife.
2017 5th Annual Kansas Cast and Blast -- May 03 - May 07, 2017Hunt 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' jewels, the beautiful 12,600 acre Wauconda Lake (Glen Elder Reservoir) for spawning crappie, white bass and post spawn walleye. If you have a bow there is also the opportunity to bowfish for carp and short nose gar! BIG white bass were pulled through the ice and this lake is known for its 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!
2017 3rd Annual DoubleCreek TN Turkey Hunt -- May 05 - May 08, 2017Prime hunting land on which there is a large turkey population. Try your luck at bagging “old tom” whose beard was last seen dragging on the ground! 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 turkey hunting opportunity. Home cooked meals and lodging provided.
2017 Dave Harris Memorial Billfish Tournament -- May 19 - May 23, 2017World Class Billfishing in Mexico! As honored guests of the Dave Harris Memorial Billfish Tournament, WWIA Purple Heart Warriors 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. Must have a passport to attend For more information please visit http://daveharrismemorial.org/
2017 8th Annual Wisconsin Cast N Blast -- May 19 - May 21, 2017A hunting and fishing combination! Hunt for turkeys and fish for walleyes and panfish in the beauty of central Wisconsin.
2017 6th Annual BC Black Bear Hunt with Skinner Creek Hunts -- May 28 - June 04, 2017Skinner Creeks Hunts is honored to once again host a spring bear hunt in BC, Canada. This is the sixth Annual WWIA bear hunt that my wife Julie and I have hosted. The first five have been fantastic, with all of the deserving young men going home with trophy caliber bears. We look forward to another successful hunt in 2017. 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 to WWIA for providing a platform for us to give a little back. Doug and Julie McMann For more info: www.skinnercreekhunts.com
2017 2nd Annual MO-KAN Mighty MO Catfishing -- June 02 - June 04, 2017Three Lucky Heroes will be fishing on the MO River or surrounding lakes in MO or KS for trophy cats. Community Fish Fry on Saturday
2017 4th Annual Alaska Halibut Fishing -- June 16 - June 20, 2017SEWARD ALASKA, a place where dreams come true. Enjoy a custom 5 day, 4 night Halibut and Rockfish fishing trip with a Kenai Fjords National Park tour. A trip with ample time for lots of whales, sea life, sea birds, and glaciers. Package includes all fish filleting, processing/vacuum seal/ freeze and pack, and all meals and transportation required for trip, 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 and lodging is with Kenai Fjords B & B www.kenaifjordsbandb.com
2017 5th Annual AL Inshore/Offshore -- June 22 - June 25, 2017Inshore fishing (Speckled Trout, Red Fish, Flounder) Off Shore fishing (Red Snapper, Grouper, Trigger, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel)
2017 6th Annual Ohio: Lake Erie Trophy Walleye Fishing -- August 04 - August 07, 2017Beautiful 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 Heroes can also enjoy an evening or two of camaraderie and storytelling around a campfire. Story tellers provided free of charge.
2017 N Bar Ranch Fly Fishing -- August 11 - August 14, 2017Fish for trout on the beautiful and scenic Smith River, near White Sulfur Springs, Montana as guests of the N Bar Ranch
2017 2nd Annual Purple Heart of the Bay -- September 09 - September 09, 2017Purple Heart of the Bay is a Grand Slam Charity Fishing Tournament for snook, redfish and spotted trout in Tampa Bay, near the WWIA Headquarters. Held the weekend of 9/11, this event is a great opportunity for the local community to connect with and give back to our Purple Heart veterans. Anglers will compete in both sponsored and open divisions, with prizes awarded for youth and ladies subdivisions—up to $10,000 in cash and prizes total. WWIA is partnering with the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) to bring Purple Heart recipients together for this event. The Purple Heart veteran with the highest score overall will be crowned the 2017 Purple Heart of the Bay Champion and given a special award and a cash prize. Dinner, live entertainment and raffles to follow the tournament
2017 5th Annual PA Cast & Blast -- September 22 - September 25, 2017Enjoy a Welcome cookout at Fox Gap Hunt Club; trap shooting, pond fishing, unpack gear, mix and mingle. Dinner at Gravel Spring Hunt Club, followed by cards, pool, darts, TV, fire pit, etc. Shooting teams for Saturday determined. Saturday will be dedicated to bird shooting, pheasant and chuckar and Sunday to trout fishing.
2017 8th Annual NY Upland Bird Hunt/Couples Retreat -- September 22 - September 25, 20178th 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 Heroes, but also include their spouse. We believe that not only is the Wounded Warrior a Hero, the spouse that is supporting them daily is as well. The Heroes and their 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. Saturday 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
2017 3rd Annual Eagle River Muskie Chal-lunge -- September 22 - September 24, 2017Some of the best Muskie fishing in the world takes place in the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin. Nestled in those woods is the pristine Eagle River Chain of Lakes. Here is your opportunity to spend a day Muskie fishing the Chain with some of the best fishermen in the area. The Muskie Chal-Lunge includes two nights at the beautiful Eagle Waters Resort, right on the Chain of Lakes. http://www.eaglewaters.com/ You will check in Friday and join us for dinner where you will meet your guide and discuss fishing strategies for the next day. Saturday you will be on the water with your personal guide chasing the King of all freshwater game fish. Saturday night we all gather for a dinner with awards and prizes for everyone. Check out our face book page at https://www.facebook.com/WWIAEagleriver/
2017 5th Annual Bayfield Cast & Blast -- October 19 - October 23, 2017Heroes, will fly into Duluth, MN and drive an hour to a big woods paradise with plenty of fish to catch and whitetail deer to hunt 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 Friday morning will be a meet and greet at the lodge so we can all get to know each other and get the camaraderie started. Musky, Walleye, Smallmouth and Largemouth bass abound in these waters and as seen in the lodge, the woods are teaming with giant white tailed bucks. If walking is a struggle, we have access to private lands with ATV's. 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. One night, a traditional northwoods fish fry complete with live music. Another 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. 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. We have also made arrangements for you to archery hunt whitetail deer. Both locations are areas of private land, with food plots, that have a history of producing huge bucks.
2017 4th Annual DoubleCreek TN Archery Whitetail Deer Hunt -- November 03 - November 06, 2017Cold weather brings out rut and multiple cameras set up to help identify deer activity. 600 acres of prime hunting opportunities with access limited to these events. 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.
2017 8th Annual South Dakota Pheasant Hunt -- November 03 - November 06, 2017Hunt 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
2017 4th Annual Kuneytown FLX Ducks & Bucks -- November 09 - November 13, 2017World class water fowling with licensed NY guides in the famous Finger Lakes region and Montezuma National Wildlife refuge, plus a unique opportunity for crossbow archery whitetail deer. Lakeside lodging, gourmet meals compliments of Chef Moira Tidball of the Wildharvest Table and great camaraderie at, your host, the Kuneytown Sportsmen Club. Join us for an unforgettable experience in upstate New York. This hunt is perfect for beginners wanting to learn.
2017 3rd Annual Prairie Du Chien Duck hunt -- November 10 - November 13, 2017Hosted by Tim Macht in partnership with Matthew Cagle, owner of Rig’em Right, and Luke Clark from Rig’em Right. Warriors will enjoy lodging at the Duck Inn Lodge courtesy of owner Scooter Yeomans. This hunt is two days of intense duck hunting on 400 acres of backwater at the confluence of the WI and MS rivers. Hunting will take place near a refuge, allowing for an optimal duck hunting environment. The setting even offers the possibility to shoot a canvasback duck as they migrate through the area.
2017 8th Annual WWIA MO-KAN Ducks N' Bucks -- November 16 - November 20, 2017Welcome to the 8th Annual WWIA MO-KAN Ducks N' Bucks Chapter event. This action packed event includes Missouri Firearms Whitetail hunt, Kansas and Missouri duck hunting and Missouri Trapping (Trapping College). Mo-Kan is good for all skill levels. 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. 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.
2017 3rd Annual OK Grand Ranch Whitetail Hunt -- November 17 - November 20, 2017J&A Service, LLC is pleased to offer our Annual Whitetail Deer Hunt at the beautiful Grand Ranch in Leedey, Oklahoma. The Grand Ranch is located on the Canadian River known for its abundant Whitetail! The hunt will be held the opening weekend of Oklahoma's gun season. As an added bonus, taxidermy and processing will be included.
2017 2nd Annual Oregon Bobcat Hunt -- November 30 - December 05, 2017Fern Ridge Hound Club (FRHC) is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Central Oregon Bobcat Hunt. This hunt will be a fast paced bobcat hunt over hounds in the Central Oregon Cascades, please don't worry about any physical limitations, our highly trained hounds and guides will keep your quarry treed however long necessary to drive or quad in to the tree to harvest your Oregon bobcat. This is a December Hunt in Oregon's scenic winter wonderland. Not only will we be chasing bobcats for harvesting, we think this is a great opportunity to bring along a camera and capture the scenic beauty of the snow capped mountains along with winter ground mule deer and elk, hunting and wildlife viewing at it's finest. FRHC will provide a home cooked breakfast each morning, prepared lunch for in the field and a nice prepared dinner when we return in the evening. This hunt can be physically challenging, please don't let that discourage you in any way! We are geared towards providing any and all forms of off road vehicles to make this adventure a reality! Depending on selected candidates, we can facilitate from our 4x4 crew cab trucks or from quads and even a tracked snowcat quad or other specialized equipment available if necessary to make this outdoor excursion a memory of a life time or better yet, as easy as the pie we will eat after our home cooked meals!.
2017 3rd Annual Newfield, NY Whitetail Deer Hunt -- December 01 - December 04, 2017Shotgun or Crossbow hunting for Whitetail Deer on 200 plus acres in the scenic hills of Newfield, NY
2017 Arkansas Ducks N’ Bucks – Red Oak Plantation -- December 07 - December 12, 2017Hunt flooded timber mallards in the AM and Trophy Whitetails in the PM. Red Oak Plantation is a 2200-acre private farm dead center of the MS Flyway. Ducks, Geese, Deer, Hogs, and Coyotes all call Red Oak Plantation home. As a private farm, we manage our deer herd and there is very little hunting pressure. This has produced some great deer. You will stay in our new fully appointed cabin on the property. There is no commute to the hunting areas. Home cooked southern meals and all the amenities. As an amputee myself, our deer stands are easily accessed by stairs and we duck hunt either standing in flooded timber or in spacious blinds. Red Oak Plantation is located 8 miles East of Marianna, Arkansas a short 45 minute drive from the MS River Bridge in Memphis, TN.
2017 4th Annual DoubleCreek TN Rifle Whitetail Deer Hunt -- December 15 - December 19, 2017Cold weather brings out rut and multiple cameras set up to help identify deer activity. 600 acres of prime hunting opportunities with access limited to these events. 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.
Past Opportunities and Season Highlights for 2017