Date: August 31 - September 5, 2022
Location: Gold Beach, OR
Heroes Served: 2
Details: Our two Heroes showed up on the evening of the 30th, ahead of schedule. It turns out they had been practicing prior to this event to gain confidence for their hunt. Our hosts and volunteers were excited and happy to see them. They had coordinated and got a few fellow community members to donate meals for our Heroes. The two Heroes were escorted by Steve Polluck and Ron Hanks where they hunted from covered blinds for several days. On the fifth day, Chase shot at an elk but it was short and he missed. We returned back to camp where Ron Hanks cooked us up a cougar burger. Chase got a fishing rod and reel and went catch and release trout fishing at the creek. Spirits remained high and positive, On the last day, the two Heroes went for the morning hunt and only Ryan was able to see elk on their way back. But they were in transit and he wasn't quick enough. The elk ran away. Thank you to the donors and the volunteers and the staff that made this event possible for these two deserving Heroes. The elk were there - we saw lots of elk, they just did not want to get into the kill zone.
Our Wounded Heroes take home memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!