Date: December 8-11, 2022
Heroes Served: 2
Location: Casey, Illinois
Details: WHHC has been sending 2 Heroes to Casey Illinois during their late muzzleloader season for many seasons now, each year the Heroes selected for this special event all report they had the hunt of a lifetime and were surrounded by great people. This year was no different!
Heroes Doug Woods (Texas) and Neil Foster (Washington State) were the two selected for the 2022 hunt in Casey, both of these Heroes were novice hunters and learned muzzleloading for the first time. We wrapped up the event earlier today and both Heroes are flying back home to share their trip and hunting stories with their families. They are also flying home with coolers full of wild game!
WHHC would not be able to conduct this trip year after year without the help and support of the folks listed below. We truly appreciate your dedication to serving the Wounded Heroes.
Host/Property Owner - Lonnie Yobst, Tommy Belinda
Property Owner - Chuck Main
Food/Support - Laura and Brandon Baston
Camp Cook - Ricky Beck
Guides - Jared Oakes, Dillon Swarmer
Date: December 2-4, 2022
Location: Dorchester County, Maryland
Heroes served: 1
Details: Nick King and WHHC guide Steve Jackson arrived at Deer Cinch Camp in Crapo, Maryland on Friday 12/2 right at dark. It wasn’t long before ribeyes were on the grill. Deer camp stories and jokes were abundant.
Saturday morning came fast and so did the rain… but not before Nick got on the board. He shot a hind (female Sika) before coming in to dry off. Although the rain stopped mid day, the evening was quiet due to high winds.
Sunday morning was like something out of a movie. The temperature was perfect. The wind was perfect. Nick and Greg Fornaro took the guys DEEP into the marsh to one of their favorite spots. It was close to an hour long Argo ride through the nastiest, sloppiest mud known to man.
The Sika decided to start moving late morning and Nick put a perfect shot on a 5 point stag. If you are unfamiliar with Sika deer, they're one of the hardest animals on the planet to hunt and the biggest stags only reach 6 points. This is an absolute trophy for Nick King and a trip nobody will ever forget!
Huge shout out to Nick and Greg Fornaro for making all of this possible. You are truly amazing hunters but even more amazing people!
Our Wounded Heroes take home memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!