Well once again we traveled to O’Neill Nebraska courtesy of Ron & Eileen Schmit our host for a 3 day turkey hunt for (6) military veterans. To say this was another example of American pride, of Patriotism, and some really awesome people wanting to give back to those that defend this nation with a absolute resolve to complete their missions without regard to their own safety. Thanks to Tim Cahoy for organizing this amazing trip for these deserving warriors.

Tim worked tirelessly behind the scenes to not only organize the hunt, but was instrumental in raising funds to help offset the cost. To be able to travel and get to know these soldiers and in a lot of cases their families, is a honor to say the least. These families allow us in to their lives, sharing things they may not normally share, but after a few days together, they seem to start letting down the defenses they build around themselves after numerous deployments, and that’s when they open up because they see they can trust me with anything they wish to share. Everyone harvested turkeys on this trip, the weather was beautiful, and the people were so nice and generous with their time and efforts. There are so many people to thank starting with: Kracl Irrigation, Edward L. North, North Construction, Tim & Karen Cahoy, Meds & More, LLC, McCarthy Abstract Co, The Seed House, Doug Matschullat, Waldo realty, Richard & Lynn Stolz, Jim & Pat Gokie, O’Neill Electric Motor Co, O’Neill Grain Co, Ron & Eilene Schmit, Sheldon & Barbara Otto, Rod & Debra Ludemann, Melcher Herford Inc, Mason Heiss, Dustin & Gary, Tara & Ron North. It takes a great deal of time, resources, and effort to put this event together, so many people, so many hands, but in the end it all unfolds like a flag and is a very special experience. I am so proud of the folks in O’Neill, proud to call these people friends, and very grateful to all involved. A special thanks to all the soldiers that made this trip, and for all they have done for this nation. We owe so much to warriors like these we brought out to NE, we can never repay this debt, we can only continue to show our thanks just like these great people did during this event. Thank you O’Neill for caring enough to do this again!


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.

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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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