A big thanks to Dick Gardner of Ten Point Cross Bows for traveling all the way from Ohio and supplying Ten Point Cross Bows and all the equipment needed to provide a deer hunt for 11 wounded warriors from Fort Bragg, NC. We all met Friday Sept. 30th at private property in Stedman for target practice and getting aquainted with each other. We spent several hours learning the workings of the crossbows, to include safety procedures and firing the bows.

Each and every soldier took turns shooting from ground and elevated levels until they all were hitting bulleyes one after the other. They were all novice crossbow shooters when they arrived, but by the time we left that evening, they were feeling pretty confident in their abilities to harvest some game. At 5:30 a:m the next morning headlights slowly started to appear coming down the dirt road to the farm, one after another they got out of their trucks with headlamps glowing like fireflys in the dark and gathered around my truck waiting for instructions for the days hunt. Thanks to Patriots like David Hubbard, Eric Gaines, Dean Holzinger, and Jack Justice for showing up with quads to help with this event. Stands were asigned and slowly we started taking the hunters out into the dark to their stations for the day. Once all were safely in their stands, we gathered up front in anticipation of some calls that game had been harvested. Th weather was clear but pretty windy, a number of deer were seen along with several coyotees, but were able to keep their distance form our potential shooters. Our game needed to get within 30 yards, but we were not that lucky.The high winds kept the game holding tight and not coming out to feed, but that did not deter our hunters. After picking them up that night, they were still excited about getting right back in there the next day anticipating what tomorrow might bring. Again, through the darkness came our troopers to try their luck once again. Beautiful morning crisp and clear, perfect for the hunt, several flocks of geese flew tree top high calling to the wind. What a beautiful sight that was, absolutely lifting our spirits once again. Game was spotted both days, but we were not able to fill our tags. What we did fill were our heart and soles, friendships again were made and bonds were formed, not to be broken. What a great weekend it was to spend with some deserving warriors, absolutely America’s finest. Patriot Hunts was proud to team up with Ten Point Cross Bows to provide this service.


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.

Take the time to help give back to those soldiers who have sacrificed so much.


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