Private Land Hunts
Our program also takes disabled veterans with a family member or friend on local hunts. We have acquired private land access to hunting with landowners that want to give back to our disabled veterans that have given so much for us!! Our members have helped create/design unique scissor lifts on trailers that our veterans can reach up to 20 feet in the air to view the surrounding area for their hunt.
All of the hunts that were provided in 2016 were provided from donations of our board members so that money already raised could stay in the account for the purchase of the property.
scissor lift Blinds
We will have our mobile blind ready for this year's hunting trips and we were fortunate to pick up a second scissor lift which is already serviced and ready for placement on property we will hunt on this year. We will just have to rebuild the safety deck and add some desert paint so it will blend in to the surroundings. The donation came from the local area as an anonymous donation to help support our cause in giving back to our Veterans. This community has been great in giving back to our cause.
We were able to hunt in one of the local vineyards and take a Navy Veteran and his brother to get a deer. Thanks go out to those that made this hunt successfull.
We are looking forward to this years hunting season where we can take Veterans out in our blind again. With this blind we are able to get the Veteran up over 20 feet where they will have an unobstructed 360 degrees view. Thanks go out to Ranch and Home and the Dress Family, Signs by Sue, Northwest Jet Boats and Sunbelt Rentals as well as those kind companies that wish to remain anonymous. We could not have started this great cause without you.
This military HUMMV was purchased by a private individual for Friends of Disabled Veterans to use at no cost to us for the purpose of advertising our non profit. Currently we are working to get permission to license this vehicle to drive on the street, the paperwork from the Military states this vehicle is for off road use only. We hope to hear back soon on the request we made. We just wanted to clarify that we did not purchase this vehicle with money we have been raising to support our local disabled Veterans and we are still on a path forward to purchase some property where our disabled Veterans and their family and friends can get away, relax and unwind at no cost.