Northwest PA Spring Turkey Hunt
Date: May 12-14, 2022
Location: Wattsburg, PA
Heroes Served: 3
Details: WHHC hosted Heroes Nicholas Flores (USMC), Michael Sumner (USMC), and Sam Zentkovich (Army) for 2 days of spring gobbler hunting in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Once the patterning of the shotguns on Thursday was done, it was time to hit the woods Friday morning. Michael wasted no time bagging his first ever mature tom just after legal light. Nicholas sealed the deal on his first ever turkey a couple hours later. Sam and his guide hunted hard both days and had a nice gobbler put on a show for them but regrettably he stayed out of range. All heroes received custom turkey pot calls made by Dunn & Son's Custom calls as well as mouth calls made by Kelly Davis. We also received a wonderful donation from American Legion Post #105 for this event where we had dinner on Friday night.
Spring Turkey Hunt at Kelley Farm
Date: May 8-11, 2022
Location: Mayport, PA
Heroes Served: 1
Details: WHHC sent Hero Bernie Altman to Mayport, PA to hunt at the Kelley farm. Bernie arrived Sunday morning where he was greeted by Jeff, Jack, and Codi. After the meet and greet everyone settled in and had some great conversations, shared tons of laughs, and great food. On day 2 almost as soon as our group was in the blind the turkeys started gobbling. Not long after a beautiful tom came strutting into the decoy, perfectly aligned for Bernie to harvest. Bernie was so thrilled to be able to harvest such a beautiful bird. That night Bernie put on a magic show for everyone. This kind of adventure really is the definition of "healing on the hunt". The camaraderie that is often lost once Heroes are out of the service is something that truly brings everyone together. The lifelong friendships that are made make trips like this special for the Heroes.
A huge thank you to Jeff Kelley for opening up his farm to take our Hero out!
Annual Spring Turkey Hunt
Date: May 5-7, 2022
Location: Hollidaysburg, PA
Heroes Served: 2
Details: WHHC once again sent 2 Heroes to the T.B Wilderness Lodge in Hollidaysbug, PA to attend our annual Spring Turkey hunt. Heroes Bryan Larson and David Young arrived Thursday afternoon where they were greeted by The Belinda family. This hunt is not only about trying to harvest a turkey; it is truly the definition of healing on the hunt. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate. Despite the rain, the Heroes saw and heard turkeys over the 2 days, but they were not able to coax one into range. Both Heroes enjoyed their time spent at the lodge and are looking forward to staying in touch with their new lifelong friends. A huge thank you, as always, to the Belinda Family for your ongoing support and hospitality!
Our Wounded Heroes take home memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!