The past weekend was spent with two lovely ladies, both former members of Ft Bragg’s Wounded Warrior Battalion, on a feral hog hunt in nearby Johnston County. One was recently medically retired and now works as a DA civilian and the other has been returned to duty with a regular unit. Both suffer the lingering effects of their injuries.  I met them both through my volunteer work with the NCWRC Pechmann Fishing Education Center. We hit it off and I suggested they might want to expand their outdoor activities to include hunting.

With a little planning and coordination we included them in the Wounded Warrior / Handicapped Hunt hosted by the good folks of the Caldwell Community Hunt Club where they each took several deer.  They got spoiled and I cautioned them that not all hunting was as easy as walking to a well positioned “shooting house” and waiting for a deer to come by. After Caldwell they went on a couple other hunts and it was obvious the hunting seed had been planted. When asked if they would like to accompany me on a wild hog hunt they did not hesitate,  the answer was, “Hell yes, let’s do it!”
I had hunted with Carolina Razorback Outfitters Jody Rhodes several times in the past with good results so gave him a call to make sure he was up to hosting a couple of ladies whom I assured him could hold their own when it came to shooting and not being afraid to get dirty. Jody said “bring ’em on” so we booked a trip. Of course the next thing I had to do was explain to my wife who my companions would be on the hunt. She had met them shortly after the Caldwell hunt so just laughed and said “just don’t forget they will be carrying guns and could kill you, and if they don’t I will”.  With that proclamation ringing in my ears I prepared the girls for the hunt by sending a list of things to bring. I also sent them several U-tube links on hog hunts and a diagram showing proper shot placement. They were pumped. Now all we needed to do was pray for good weather.
Special thanks to Albert Kittredge & Jody Rhodes, owner of Carolina Razorback Outfitters for hosting this event and supporting our Wounded Warriors.


Patriot Hunts is dedicated to providing outdoor experiences for our Wounded Warriors, and Gold Star children of fallen heroes. With all of us sportsman and Patriots working together, we truly can make a difference in the life of a soldier who has chosen to lay his life at the altar of freedom on our behalf. These men and women have not only paid a physical and mental price, some have paid the ultimate price, for their fellow man. The cost of freedom is not measured in dollars, and it is paid for by patriots in our armed forces, by their courage, their commitment, and their willingness to stand in harms way for this country.

Stepping up and either volunteering or through your generous donations we can give back to the children of our fallen brothers, and help give them the guidance that their parent they have lost would have loved to be here to do. So it is with great pride and honor that we even have this opportunity and accept this challenge to reach out a helping hand.

The thought of a single Gold Star child being forgotten, and never having the opportunity to witness a sunrise from a duck blind, or hear a turkey gobble after flying down from the roost, or see a flock of geese fly over a deer stand while hunting, is just heartbreaking, so help us to make that dream come true for these deserving kids that have been devastated by lose, by donating.

Helping to empower Gold Star Children of fallen heroes through outdoor therapy. 

By supporting this effort, your giving so many deserving kids an opportunity to experience things through hunting & fishing they may have never been given the chance to.

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