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Worn out Wounded Warriors in Action! "This trip, right here, will put the string in your watch pocket"! Now, that's funny right there! But seriously though some of the absolute best ti...

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Steve Wolk was born and raised on a farm near Festus, MO. After high school, he attended college and also earned his EMT / Paramedic license at age of 19 while also volu...

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Opportunities and Season Highlights for 2015

 

2015 Tennessee Turkey Hunt -- April 17 - April 20, 2015

Prime 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.


Steinhatchee Seafood Festival and Fishing Tournament -- April 18 - April 18, 2015

The American Legion Post 291 is hosting the Steinhatchee Seafood Music Festival and Fishing Tournament

2 live bands – the Kentucky Headhunters and another Bluegrass Band. Fishing Tournament to have cash prizes.


Texas Inshore Fishing -- April 24 - April 26, 2015

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


Kansas, Cast and Blast -- April 29 - May 04, 2015

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!


2015 Roland C. Van Dorselaer Hero Hunt – Bridge Creek -- May 01 - May 03, 2015

Fully guided hunt (Wild Boar, Turkey, South West Painted Ram) your choice, at Bridge Creek Trophy Hunts in beautiful Clarkrange, Tennessee.

This hunt is for two individuals and everything is included: lodging, great meals, guns and ammo (if needed).

The property is located on the Cumberland plateau and features 200 fenced acres of woodlands and a fishing pond. This lodge and the hunting stands are wheel chair accessible. This lodge specializes in hunts for the physically challenged.

Your animal will be butchered, packed and ready to take with you and fill the freezer.

This is a family owned hunting lodge, with a fantastic owner, guides and atmosphere. Warriors will have the entire lodge to themselves during this hunt.

Finally, don’t think that you need hunting experience to enjoy this hunt. The guides are passionate about teaching and helping you achieve success.

Come to the mountains of East Tennessee where you will be welcomed with open arms and gratitude for your service.


Wisconsin Cast N Blast -- May 15 - May 17, 2015

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.

 

 


Mexico Billfishing -- May 15 - May 19, 2015

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.

Must have a passport to attend

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

 


2015 "Camp Stillwater" 4th Annual Chinook fishing trip -- June 05 - June 08, 2015

"WWIA Camp Stillwater" Hosts John and Dawn Koenig and friends of "John's Guide Service" are proud to bring our warriors our 4th 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.

This event also occurs during our annual WWIA Fundraising Event and Warrior/Anglers applying for this event will be asked to attend our annual event at the end of our first day of fishing for an evening of fun, food, live music, and live auction to help fund and support all of our "Camp Stillwater" events.

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


2015 African Safari -- June 06 - June 13, 2015

The African Hunting Gazette is honored to send a Purple Heart Combat Veteran to hunt in South Africa with Daggaboy Safaris for Impalla and Blesbok. Taxidermy and Shipping included. You must have a current passport.


FUNDRAISER: Hudson Farm Sporting Clay Tournament -- June 25 - June 26, 2015

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 13 - July 13, 2015

Hosted at the Oneida Country Club in Green Bay WI.  Preregistration is required - $700 per four person team with lots of prizes and great food!


2015 Ohio: Lake Erie Trophy Walleye Fishing -- July 31 - August 03, 2015

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”!

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.


2015 4th Annual Washington State Black Bear Hunt -- August 02 - August 09, 2015

"Camp Stillwater" 4th Annual Washington State Black Bear Hunt

"WWIA Camp Stillwater" Hosts John and Dawn Koenig and friends of "John's Guide Service" are proud to bring our warriors the 4th 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


WWIA Annual Alligator Hunt -- August 28 - August 31, 2015

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


2015 "Camp Stillwater" 2nd Biennial SALMON SLAM -- September 25 - September 28, 2015

"WWIA Camp Stillwater" Hosts John and Dawn Koenig and friends of "John's Guide Service" are proud to bring our warriors "Salmon Slam 2015" Guaranteed to flat wear out even the fittest Warrior/Angler's arms!! On our odd years here in the Pacific Northwest we receive the largest run of Salmon to hit our waters. Pink Salmon (Humpies) are the smallest of the 5 salmon species (4-6 Pound avg.)... but the most abundant. 100 plus fish days are not at all uncommon on these extremely aggressive hard fighting salmon. This is truly one of those fishing experiences you will never ever forget... One to tell the grand-kids about. This time of year is also the start of our "Coho-Mojo" fishery on our Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon, 6-8 pound average) Our personal favorite table fare fish here at the Koenig household. This is a great fishing opportunity for the beginner and experienced angler alike!! This is also a great fishing opportunity for even some of our more severely wounded warrior/anglers. Standing is not required to join this very wheelchair accessible event... Just strong enough arms to reel in fish, after fish, after fish!! All tackle, bait and gear are provided during this fully guided event for 4 Warrior/Anglers.

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


6th Annual NY Upland Bird Hunt/Couples Retreat -- September 25 - September 28, 2015

6th 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 25th through 28th 2015. 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.


TN BOWHUNT whitetail -- October 09 - October 12, 2015

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”


Bayfield Cast & Blast, 2015 -- October 15 - October 19, 2015

(3) Heroes, 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 morning of the 15th will be a meet and greet at their 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.  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.

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.


TN Whitetail Rifle Hunt -- December 04 - December 07, 2015

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”


2015 Newfield, NY Whitetail Deer Hunt -- December 04 - December 07, 2015

Whitetail Deer Hunting on 500 plus acres in the scenic hills of Newfield, NY


 



Past Opportunities and Season Highlights for 2015



 

2015 NC OBX WATERFOWL HUNT -- January 08 - January 11, 2015

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.


2015 “SW Ohio’s 4th Annual “Fowl in your Face” Waterfowl Hunt -- January 16 - January 19, 2015

Mid -January in Southern Ohio the migration is in full swing. Come out for the 4th 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 !!!”


2015 MD Duck & Goose Hunt -- January 16 - January 19, 2015

Two days for 4 Warriors of Duck, Goose, Pheasant and Chucker hunting in Easton, Maryland


5th Annual Russell Alabama Whitetail Deer Hunt -- January 16 - January 19, 2015

Hunt the rut in Alabama! Prime whitetail deer hunting on 4000 acres of privately managed property. Wild pigs, coyotes, and bob cats are also on the menu. Enjoy the "hunting camp" experience with true southern hospitality.