Donated another hunt with Patriot Outdoor Adventures, Helping Hero’s Heal is an understatement for this 501c3. They mean what they say, they put together some excellent outdoor activities from around the country and if your a disabled veteran the event is free. It doesn’t get much better than that!
These folks are selfless and very gracious. They thanked me countless times and all I could tell them was its not a problem, I am hog hunting in the great outdoors with you. Thats all I need! I did get a USA Flag patch from a Veteran who told me he had worn it in Afghanistan, its on my hat now and it meant the world to me that he would give me a piece of his experience he had serving our great country.
We had a tough hunt and used the heated blinds quite a bit. We had three hogs missed and put one in a veterans freezer for his family to enjoy. I think every one of us joined in on skinning the hog and washing him up on our meat pole before dinner. We also managed a couple of spot and stalk hunts and did get on some hogs but again we had a miss due to the brush that was between us. We ate good, laughed an awful lot, and told some great stories around the wood burning stove, some of them were even true!
These guys are always about TEAM. I admire them very much. They are a different caliber of people.