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02-06-2018 05:57 PM
Peckhead
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Originally Posted by mtwalleyeguy78 View Post
Thats a great idea! I just purchased a boat and live in Bozeman. I go solo a lot and told my wife I would love to get involved with a group or even start something that would help vets get out on the water. Love the idea!
We are moving over to Boze from Livingston next month. If you want to hit CF or Peck after ice out PM me!
02-06-2018 12:49 PM
mtwalleyeguy78 I will look into that. Thank you!
02-06-2018 12:46 PM
Montana husker I do not want to hijack your thread, but I would encourage you all to check out Montana Warriors On The Water. They were started a few years back with the help of Walleye's Unlimited here in Montana. They have hosted numerous service members the past few years with a weeklong fishing trip on Ft. Peck this summer, scheduled for late July this year. They also have other activities through out the year. They have a face book page that gives a lot more info, please check it out.
01-26-2018 01:13 PM
mtwalleyeguy78 Thats a great idea! I just purchased a boat and live in Bozeman. I go solo a lot and told my wife I would love to get involved with a group or even start something that would help vets get out on the water. Love the idea!
12-17-2017 06:32 AM
MikeG1
Thanks Peck

There is a group out of port Clinton oh called walleyes for wounded heroes. They take Purple Heart vets and police and ems folks who have been injured in line of duty on a 4 day trip each June. I volunteer my boat and take on hero. Together we get about 100 heroes heroes on the water. This is 100% free to them with exception of license. Food lodging and all also covered. Great experience. Consider helping out in this effort.

If you can't actually take a hero, consider donating or even donating gear you no longer use which they will auction. Boat captains volunteer their boat, fuel and time and I can tell you that we captains get more b
Ack then we give. BTW I say captains, but I'm just a regular guy with a 19' Starcraft. Bottom line, we just want to get these heroes together and on the water.

Walleyes for wounded heroes has a Facebook page. MArk Romanik (Host of Fishing 411) participates each year and films a show there. Merry Christmas to all!
11-20-2017 01:43 PM
gofishwalleye As a retired, disabled vet myself I applaud your efforts and hope we can help you fill your boat. Getting the word out is the key
11-20-2017 11:35 AM
Peckhead
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Originally Posted by andreindy View Post
Just wanted to say thank you to you for thinking to do this.

I work in a hospital and encounter ill, hurting, dying, confused or sad elderly every day. I learned early to try to find the "person" behind the illness, and I have been purposeful in bringing up "fishing" and "backwoods adventures" as I do the work with the patient that I need to do. Very rarely do these topics not illicit thoughts of very good times and I see a twinkle in an eye where there once was not.
I know what you are saying. I came back from the desert body and mind broken and thought I would never fish or hunt again. That left a huge hole in my life. I still have issues getting around a bit but the motivation to actually get back to the outdoors was a massive boost in terms of motivation and beating the physical wounds and as well as the PTSD side. The biggest thing getting a disabled combat vet back on track is purpose, be it working or resuming activities that one is or was passionate about. many of of us came back and lost passion for life itself. Regaining a passion for fishing or whatever is key to saving many vet's from ending it all.

The very best times I have had on the water over the past few years has been with fellow vets. Like you said about the twinkle in their eyes, the outdoors is magical. It is part of our being as humans IMO.
11-20-2017 11:25 AM
Peckhead
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Originally Posted by gofishwalleye View Post
PM your address so I can send a donation for your worthy cause

No need for that. But thanks. Need to find some vets!!
11-19-2017 09:01 AM
gofishwalleye PM your address so I can send a donation for your worthy cause
11-19-2017 08:09 AM
andreindy
Thank you sir!

Just wanted to say thank you to you for thinking to do this.

I work in a hospital and encounter ill, hurting, dying, confused or sad elderly every day. I learned early to try to find the "person" behind the illness, and I have been purposeful in bringing up "fishing" and "backwoods adventures" as I do the work with the patient that I need to do. Very rarely do these topics not illicit thoughts of very good times and I see a twinkle in an eye where there once was not.
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