Tag: Send-A-Vet

Sean F.’s Testimonial

Sean F.’s Testimonial

I enjoyed the hunt in Alabama with Send-A-Vet. The company was great. The property was great and food was awesome. Camaraderie was great everybody got along and I had a great time. Daniel and his wife were great hosts. I saw deer every single hunt every single day. The first night I was fortunate to shoot a 200 lb. boar hog. Six of them came out right before dark. I shot him with my 300 Blackout. I also saw numerous bucks and does. They were just too young to harvest. I highly recommend Send-A-Vet. They are a first-class operation. And I look forward to hunting with them in the future. As a wounded purple heart vet, it feels great to have an organization that helps vets feel appreciated. Thanks again Send-A-Vet.

 

Sean F.

Ryan M.’s Testimonial

Ryan M.’s Testimonial

I’m very thankful for the opportunity to have attended a Send A Vet deer hunt in Alabama this past year. Being able to connect with other veterans in the outdoors is truly a blessing. Everyone so was so welcoming and encouraging and I really appreciate all the hospitality. I believe this organization to be top notch and providing an invaluable experience for veterans. Thank you!

 

Ryan M.

Rudy K.’s Testimonial

Rudy K.’s Testimonial

Alaska Fishing Trip with Send-A-Vet Foundation

     I am a U.S. Army retiree with over 22 years of service with disabilities. I have a true love for fishing, hunting and the outdoors. I was lucky enough to find the great organization Send-A-Vet. They gave me a once in a life time opportunity to go to Alaska on a Halibut fishing trip. I was select with five others disabled vets to go to Rocky Point Resort in Petersburg, AK. This foundation paid for our airfare and The Resort donated the charter, food, lodging, and fish packing. This trip had Little or no expense to the veterans. I experience things that you only see on TV like glaciers, turquoise glacier waters, otters, killer whales, dolphins, huge halibut, and scenery that no words can describe.

     This trip also gave me something I had been missing, camaraderie. After many leave the service, we will never connect with people of this mind set. It was sure nice to be with people with similar experiences and talk about them. Not very many people in the world we can connect to like other service members even from different branches service.

           

Thanks, Send-A-Vet

Rudy S. K.

SFC, USA RETIRED

Raymond S.’s Testimonial

Raymond S.’s Testimonial

In May of 2017 I spent Memorial Day weekend with Veterans from multiple conflicts and many with Purple Hearts.  It was therapeutic spending time with brothers who have spilled their blood in combat defending America.  As soon as we met each other there was an immediate bond that I knew would last a lifetime.  Lowell, Idaho is one of the most peaceful places in the United States that I have been to and it’s a place that I will never forget.  The only game that I’ve really hunted was Whitetail deer so when a fellow Purple Heart
recipient extended the invitation to hunt a Black Bear I was ecstatic. I never thought I would have the opportunity to hunt such a majestic animal in a small town with a population of 27.  I spent 11.5 hours in the tree stand and it was the most therapeutic time I’ve ever spent.

No cell phone, no internet, no radio, just me and nature.  It was hot, it was then windy, then it was cold, then a little bit of ice came down and then a 253lb. black bear came down the trail.  I can’t explain the emotions, that I felt when he was swaying side to side, one paw after another and his nose up and down.  It was 3:30 p.m. and I had spent 8 hours in the tree stand, but I couldn’t get a shot so I had to let him go.  I knew it was the ethical and right thing to do.

At 7 p.m. I hear some rustling to my left and there was a mama bear with two cubs walking down to the barrel of bread.  She stopped and I wondered why, then I heard him.  That same 253 lb. male bear had walked around the tree stand, stalked behind me and was defending the food barrel.  He roared at her so she and the cubs ran away.  It was then that I turned the 7mm, leaned it against the pine tree, took my breath and fired.  He immediately rolled and I remember telling myself, “Wow! A Black Bear! Thank you God for giving me the patience and discipline to be here for 11.5 hours!”  The new few days were spent making lifelong friends and just enjoying what we all fought for; the beautiful and peaceful woods of Idaho.  Thanks MarkDaniel and Rick for the awesome experience of a lifetime!

Raymond S.

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