Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

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Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby VaTailfeathers » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:32 am

This weekend I was helping two friends to build a blind and reset another blind that got tilted over and moved by the summer's hurricane. The new blind was specific for a mission one of the guys had. It is a dream of sorts to get a flow of military guys " out there" to hunt this season. Guys that have a want to hunt , but no place to go or how to get started. Last year he took two brothers that graduated HS and both immediately joined the military and were stationed in opposite arenas and rarely got to see each other these may 5 plus years, even at Xmas and holidays. They are now stationed in the same area, our area in Virginia.

Well, they got to hunt together last year and the brothers were something to witness. Tow brothers picking up their lives again. He was so moved, that Craig wants to do this on a larger scale this year. A guy with a heart of gold, he is kind of having a one man Wounded Warrior/ Veterans/ Active Military program. It isn't a "program" as it is just one guy taking out many across the season, you get the picture. He made contact with the brothers and other guys on the Military Forum here at DHC.

I'm heading that way today to get to know some guys and assist Craig, and offer to do the same with my lease's.
Just thought I'd pass this idea along.
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby Der Chef » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:37 pm

VaT,

This sounds great to TSA, how can we help?

PM me w/phone number and I'll give you a call. :thumbsup:

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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby VaTailfeathers » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:40 am

PM sent.
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby cut'emalljack » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:04 am

Bumpity...

I would hate to see this post get pushed simply due to KJM's hero pics and Spiders incorrigible ball busting.

Any vets on here? Anyone with connections to a vet who might want to pound some birds?
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby Eschutz » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:29 am

I almost always got room and am out 5x a week.
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kal9wt wrote:Classic.  

Just walk right up and start shooting, sounds eerily remenescent of the bathing beach incident. Have fun E-Tard



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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby cut'emalljack » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:41 am

I can always bring an extra layout blind to one of many goose fields as well!
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby VaTailfeathers » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:52 am

OK boys. I done took the liberty of putting your arse in the saddle, your poker in the fire. I posted your invitation via a link here, on the Military DHC forum.

posting.php?mode=edit&f=98&p=1418506

This is a good thing you guys are doing. My hats off to you all. :thumbsup:
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby VaTailfeathers » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:35 am

Hmmm, 3 day weekend and no hit on the invite at the Military forum. Give it some time I guess.
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby spider316 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:37 am

OK,This past weekend we took my friends son USMC Cpl.Tim W. out to our camp in NY for his first deer hunt in 5 yrs. He recently completed his commitment with the Marines in Aug. Well on Sun morning he grunted a 4 pt across a field and harvested him at 40 yards with the rifle. To quote him " I was more nervous shooting at the deer than I was shooting at someone in Iraq"! To make it even better was his dad also shot a 4 pt later in the morning also. So please lets keep the ball rolling. :beer:
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby cut'emalljack » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:15 am

Good job Erich! Good thing I'm shooting backup for you.

Congrats to Tim W.!

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Postby Eschutz » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:38 am

Nice job Wayne!
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby MIKE J. » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:09 pm

VTF, Craig is not LD is it? He had me out a few times when I was stationed in the old Dominion. :beer:
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby conservation guy » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:23 pm

Hi Guys new to the site. I like to hear the chat about taking Vets / Active duty military hunting.
I am a wounded warrior and Infantry Sargent Iraq Veteran, I enjoy getting in the treeline and doing some hunting. Had a great mixed woodcock and waterfowl hunt on Sat. with a fellow veteran Airborne Ranger Irag vet.
Thank you guys for hosting the chances for fellow vets to enjoy the outdoors.

Have a great Thanksgiving and remeber the service men and women still in harms way
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby cut'emalljack » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:33 pm

conservation guy wrote:Hi Guys new to the site. I like to hear the chat about taking Vets / Active duty military hunting.
I am a wounded warrior and Infantry Sargent Iraq Veteran, I enjoy getting in the treeline and doing some hunting. Had a great mixed woodcock and waterfowl hunt on Sat. with a fellow veteran Airborne Ranger Irag vet.
Thank you guys for hosting the chances for fellow vets to enjoy the outdoors.

Have a great Thanksgiving and remeber the service men and women still in harms way


:welcome: :welcome: :welcome:

Where are you located? Lots of people going out the next few days. Perhaps you could meet up and enjoy some good companionship. If you go out with EDog, you can also enjoy some piss poor shooting! :lol3:
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Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby Eschutz » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:45 pm

I'll leave Chef at home, duh.
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby cut'emalljack » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:51 pm

Good idea. Or maybe set him up a few hundred yards away with a 30-06. Seems he can't hit decoying mallards at 15 yards but that running doe at 450 yards is meat in the freezer!
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby Der Chef » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:52 pm

Conservation guy,

PM me, we would be honored to take you and you're buddy out, if you like. We are located in Hingham on the South Shore but will find productive location near you if that helps.

The pleasure and honor shall be ours. We wear Shemahgs, kill and eat all waterfowl, and take no prisoners :thumbsup: .

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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby conservation guy » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:22 pm

I'm in Dudley hunt all over. hitting two spots friday and saturday otherwise I would take you up on the invite.
Hit a little pudle this morning for 3 green heads. I hunt flood timber and river ducks mostly
South Shore you guys are hunting salty stuff would like to give that a try
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby Der Chef » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:31 am

Other way 'round CG,

I love puddlers and flooded timber!

It's the younger guys and the really old guys like Mike J. like all that salt water stuff.

Contact my boy Eschutz or Mike J. and I'm sure they'd be happy to hook you up. If it's a nice big heated boat I may join you. :lol3:

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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby VaTailfeathers » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:01 am

"We wear Shemahgs, kill and eat all waterfowl, and take no prisoners"

Whats a Shemahg?
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby johnnygi30 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:29 am

Saw your post on the military thread and took the link over here. I'm pcs'ing from Missouri to the boston area later this summer and wondered if the offer to go hunting still stood? Will be new to the area in the fall and would love to go hunt. Let me know. Thanks!
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Re: Befrind a Vet, Wounded Warrior, Active Soldier

Postby SMSovis » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:23 am

Be very careful with these clowns... There is a reason they are all not members of the site anymore...

Here is what they are up to these days...

http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20 ... /140408046

If you would like to get out start a new thread and I am SURE someone on here would be happy to take you :smile:
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