Date: January 14-17, 2022
Location: King George, VA
Heroes Served: 2
Details: We sent 2 Heroes to Virginia to attend a Sea Duck hunt on the Potomac River with Beak Whackers. Heroes Josh and Anthony started their weekend with lots of stories and laughs over a meet and greet dinner. The Heroes woke up bright and early the next day and were unfortunately told that the water was too dangerous to go out on. After a few quick phone calls our group was invited to a field to goose hunt. Once the decoys were setup, the geese started flying, but unfortunately they wouldn't commit to the decoys. Our group met up bright and early Sunday with the crew and headed to the calmer river. The Heroes hopped on the boat and were dropped off in the blind while the crew set up the decoys. As soon as the decoys were set the ducks started flying and landing all over the place. The Heroes both shot lots of first time birds and had their limit pretty quickly. This hunt provided the Heroes with new friendships, lots of laughs and the camaraderie that most veterans miss.
Date: December 31, 2021
Location: Chestertown, MD
Heroes Served: 3 and a spouse
Details: Donnie Bayne led another goose hunt in an attempt to close out the season with a BANG on New Year's Eve. Heroes James, Andrew, Timothy, and his wife Erin, met up in Chestertown, MD looking for geese. The weather was weird, with a thick fog which kept the geese from flying. Our group took down a single goose by 0815, but it turned out to be a long morning in the blind. By 1130, there hadn't had any geese within a few hundred yards and the plan was to pack up at 1200. The 65 degree temperatures, thick fog, and the very light and variable breeze were simply working against our group. In a last ditch effort, Donnie began flagging and calling, pulling in a couple groups of birds between 1130 and 1200, and our group quickly and successfully limited out.
Our Wounded Heroes take home memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!