"This is something I will never forget..."
- Holden Roberts, 2011
"Words could never express the way I feel about the opportunities you've given me..." - LCpl Steven Bachleda, 2011
Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks Wounded Warrior Hunt
Location: West Friendship, Maryland
CHECK OUT THE LOCATION'S WEBSITE AT: http://www.farmheritage.org
4 Event Dates: Oct 22nd, Nov 5th, Dec 17th 2014 & a late hunt on Feb 11th, 2015 WE WILL ONLY HAVE 10 SLOTS AVAIL. PER HUNT!!
-This was a wonderful new location for us in the 2012 and 2013. It is a shotgun/ muzzleloader hunt through Howard County Dept of Recreation & Parks at the Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum. This one proved to be a LOT of fun each time we went last year, with a LOT of opportunities to harvest several deer per hunter! You can plan to at least shoot at deer if you can attend this one!! This place is attempting to manage an overpopulated deer herd...and it always produces for our Veterans. This hunt involves spending the evening prior visiting with Bowhunter TV celebrity, C.J. Winand. This year the program plans to do one ALL DAY hunt!
2nd Annual Maine Black Bear Hunt
Dates: September 2015 - 2 or 3 Slots
-We are starting to plan for next years event! We are looking to include one of our staff members on this hunt. This one promises to be a great annual event for our applicants!! The success rate is high in this particular location and hunters will be hunting over bait sites, if the new laws do not change this little detail! Great accommodations, great people...all-around fun!
Illinois Building Dreams Wounded Veterans Deer Hunt
Location: Southeastern Illinois
Dates: December 4-7, 2014 for 3 Veterans!
- We will hopefully be able to attend our regular location in Illinois this year where this area is not only known for producing some great deer, but in the past it has produced the largest one we've seen taken on one of our organization's events! This year the hunt will be a muzzle loader / shotgun hunt.
4th Annual Elk Hunt in Idaho with Monte Bruhn
Dates: September, 2015 - - CONSIDERING APPLICANTS FOR 2015 TRIP!!
- We invite individuals to begin contacting us to sponsor or attend next year's event as a Warrior. This is a technical hunt with base camp at over 8000 ft...The hunt begins with a 2 hr horse back ride to base camp, where you will be staying in white-walled tents and possibly out in the open mountains based on movement of elk. Planning for this hunt begins early Spring 2015 / Late Winter of 2014.
NWTF Turkey Hunt in the Catskills.
Location: Catskill, New York
Dates: May 2015
Turkey Hunting in Catskills, NY is a treasure to remember. We have a good group of people who will act as guides and send you on a hunt you will never forget! This hunt comes very highly recommended from every Veteran that has ever attended! We typically have 10 slots to fill for this highly coveted turkey hunt!
2014 Building Dreams Wounded Veteran Turkey HuntLocation: Hamilton County, IllinoisDate: April 2015This hunt in April has proven to be a successful hunt for all our Veterans. Not only does Building Dreams have some beautiful deer but they also have a heavy population of turkeys. Plan early to attend this great hunt!...it books up fast! Typically we will send up to 3 Veterans on this trip annually!
Below is a list of the events that we have available and are in the process of planning. Keep an eye on the list for we are always adding events. Thank You to all who support Chappy's Outdoors by providing areas for our wounded veterans to hunt and fish. Make sure you fill out an application at the Apply Here tab. We have also just started using an email system to give our wounded veterans an opportunity to attend events that we have had a short time to plan and post.
2014 NWTF Wheelin’ Sportsman Hunt on Assateague Island National Seashore
Location: Ocean City, Maryland
Dates: 1st weekend of January, 2015
This will be an excellent archery hunt for some wounded veterans. This island
is known not only for its beauty and Sika deer, but also the wild horses that
inhabit most of the island. It is not uncommon to be sitting in the sand in your
ground blind, listening to the waves crash on the shores, and witness horses
walk through your site. Afterwards, you'll find yourself staying at a high-rise hotel
with a balcony and an ocean view. This one is so incredible one of our Veterans
brought his girlfriend to the location to propose along the beach last year! Oh...and
the Sika deer hunting is really good, though quite challenging on this particular hunt!
Local game wardens will be taking our wounded warriors out on this hunt.
HGO Wounded Warrior Bear Hunt
Location: Idaho Dates: May 2015
Heavens Gates Outfitters was extraordinary in helping out our Warriors in the past. We hope to continue using their exceptional services in the future. We also now have the potential of sending one Veteran on a bear hunt in Maine this next May 2015. Stay tuned for these opportunities. This is a special selection process and only a select few Veterans will be chosen for these hunts.
1st Annual Batavia, NY Wounded Veterans Whitetail Hunt
Location: Batavia, NY
Dates: December 2014 for 4 to 6 Veterans!
-Last year Chappy spoke at this location and found a truly wonderful group of men looking
to support our Veterans through offering a hunt to our organization. This group consistently
produces some great deer on their property! Since our visit, they've worked hard to produce
food plots, prepare blinds and stands for the Veterans, and places to stay as well as meals!
This place is going all out for our Veterans this year! You won't go away hungry and you'll feel
the patriotism from the moment you set foot amongst these great people! This will be a truly
memorable trip for all our Veterans this year!
1st Annual Whitetail Rut Hunt at The Warrior FarmLocation: Ararat, VA
Dates: November 7th-11th, 2014
This location is one of our newest and should prove to be one of our best! The location is tucked into the beautiful mountains of the western portion of Virginia, just north of the North Carolina border. After our staff made the visit to scope it out...we were hooked! This place can host lots of Veterans AND your families! Bring your spouse and children for a load of fun at this location! We're looking to host a potential 10 different Veterans and their families at our 1st annual event!!
Muddy Marsh Outfitters 3rd Annual Sika Deer Hunt
Location: Dorchester, Maryland
CHECK OUT THE LOCATION'S WEBSITE AT: http://www.muddymarshoutfitters.com
Hunt Dates: November 3rd-6th, 2014 (2 SLOTS REMAIN!!)
-This location affords 4 of our Veterans the opportunity to pursue the elusive Sika deer.This hunt is strictly a bowhunt only, however, crossbows are permitted. Each year has produced for about 50% of our Veterans that attend with almost 100% getting shot
opportunities! Great food, Great people, unique location and an all-around fun hunt!!
3rd Annual Bowfishing Trip with Potomac Snakehead Tournament!
Location: Potomac River, Maryland
Dates: June - August, 2015; Considering one or two Veterans maximum.
- We will again be enjoying a rare opportunity to bowfish for not only the typical carp or gar, but also the catfish and more importantly, the invasive species of fish called the Snakehead! Last year, we enjoyed our trip with Jimmy Sites of Spiritual Outdoor Adventures and we may have an opportunity to repeat that trip next summer! The trip involves two nights of bowfishing while staying at the cabin near the historical Potomac River near Washington D.C. This trip was one of our most enjoyable we offer annually. Selection process is strict on this one as our Veteran will represent the organization on a family-friendly Outdoor television show...but, should you decide to attend...this one will go down as one of your most memorable hunts in your life...of that we are certain!
3rd Annual Clymer, NY Wounded Veterans Whitetail & Bear Hunt
Location: Clymer, NY
Dates: December 2014
-This will be our third annual event with Dave and the community of Clymer, NY. The event was amazing and highly recommended by each of our Warriors for future attendees. The opportunity to harvest multiple deer and even bear exists in this same hunt! The local community and area Churches will be on hand to minister to and treat our Warriors with a great week of hunting and other events!