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To: MtnClimber
..chapters host pheasant hunt for veterans and wounded warriors... The "Wounded Warriors/Veterans Pheasant Hunt," co-hosted by the Los Angeles and San Diego chapters of Safari Club International, was held as a way to show appreciation of veterans and their families for their service to our country. More results - Spots Available at Wounded Warrior Pheasant Hunt in Henry... Guest-shooter spots on the hunt are available for $350, which includes a Friday-evening steak dinner, a clay-bird shoot and a meet-and-greet with the soldiers. On Saturday, guests will take part in a continental pheasant shoot alongside the wounded warriors.

Wounded Warriors Take To The Pheasant Fields | Wounded Warriors... (Ret) John McDaniel, Jim Reisdorf, Gunnery Sgt. (USMC) Shawn Horsley, and Tane Kehlenbeck pause during their pheasant hunt. Each had been severely wounded in either Iraq or Afghanistan, and each was awarded the Purple Heart medal for his sacrifice.

Hunting for recreation: Fort Bragg wounded warriors enjoy day | Article... Wounded warriors and active-duty servicemembers from Fort Bragg participate in a pheasant hunt, Saturday, on the Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve in Bladenboro, N.C. The hunt was organized by Patriot Hunts, an organization dedicated to providing recreational activities for Soldiers.

Wounded Warrior Upland Hunting for Fall 2010 - Pheasant Hunting Directory... In my professional capacity, Wounded Warrior Liaison, I am always looking for ways to get the wounded back into activities they enjoyed before being wounded, hunting is one of those activities.

Whitetail Hunts for Wounded Warriors Pheasant Hunt. Bow Hunt - October 22-25, 2012 MANDATORY PROFICIENCY TEST - Monday, August 13, 2012. This is an opportunity for New Jersey Wounded Warriors to hunt New Jersey Whitetails with proper equipment and support in a wonderful hunting camp experience.

Wounded Warriors hunt at Clover Hollow | Times News Online Four Mile Outfitters and the Keystone Wounded Warriors Project have teamed with Clover Hollow Hunting Preserve, Lime Kiln Road, Slatington, to provide U.S. Marine Sgt. Jonathan Tompkins, a Berks County native, the opportunity to hunt pheasants, quail and chukars, Saturday, Jan. 28.

Prairie Wind Hunting Club We offer excellent Trophy Deer hunting on multiple hunting leases as well as Pheasant, Quail, and Chucker hunting on some of the best CRP grass Controlled Shooting Areas in Reno County. This beauty was taken by one of the Wounded Warriors during Archery Season using a cross-bow.

Photos of wounded warriors enjoying the outdoors: Hunts for Healing See photos of this event. Hunts For Healing hosted six wounded warriors. Tackling the brush, terrain, snow and very cold weather, the Rangers all harvested their deer by day two and it was on to pheasant hunting Friday and a dinner to meet with the members of the Pennsylvania Fox and Coyote...

Wounded Warriors Need Your Help We offer them an opportunity to go hunting for deer or wild turkey or pheasant, or skiing, fishing or golfing. We do not pay credit card bills, car payments, or direct payments to wounded warriors except in the most unusual circumstances.

Wounded Warriors at WPH Wounded Warriors at Whispering Pines - by Len Lisenbee. Each was soft-spoken and humble as they spoke of their hunting activities and how exciting this hunt was. Tony said he enjoyed this pheasant hunting experience immensely.

American Kennel Club - AKC Sporting Breeds Hunt With Wounded Warriors Members of the Wounded Warrior Battalion from Fort Campbell, KY enjoyed two beautiful days of quail hunting at Cedar Grove Plantation near Clarksville, VA. Mr. James Kinnear, owner of Cedar Grove, readily accepted the opportunity to host the Wounded Warriors.

Wounded Warriors honored with special hunt : News : This pheasant hunt for the four local veterans was put on by the local chapter of Quail Forever. President Ryan Viehmeyer says members of the organization wanted to give these wounded warriors a chance to get back into the forests and fields.

37 posted on 11/18/2012 1:40:39 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Here is the e-mail exchange. I am not sure what to make of it:

Wounded Warrior Project Email Exchange

by Gun Talk on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:56am ·

After Sunday’s show, we’ve gotten many emails about Tom’s remarks after WWP declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it’s a firearms-related show. We’ve also seen the forums that are suggesting many things that are not true. So, I’m going to lay it all out right here.
We thought it would be great to book the WWP on the Veteran’s Day show to promote the organization, so I contacted them. I was flabbergasted when their PR contact, Leslie, sent me an email saying they could not participate because our show dealt with firearms. Knowing that WWP has had a booth at trade shows and various gun shows across the US, takes wounded warriors on hunts and range days, raffles guns and accessories as fundraisers, etc., their policy didn’t make much sense. I forwarded the email on to Tom to get his take.

The following is the complete email exchange:

Hello, Leslie:
Sarah forwarded me your email after I asked her to invite the Wounded Warriors Project to join me on “Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk” radio show.

I’m stunned at your email saying that the WWP doesn’t participate in an interview or activity related to firearms. Inasmuch as there are 90 million gun owners and most of them support wounded veterans, I think they would be shocked to hear that they are, by way of their hobbies, somehow not worthy of helping with the Wounded Warriors Project.

Does your policy apply also to police agencies and the military, since they are “related to firearms?”

I’m hoping that we have misunderstood your email. Can you confirm that it is, in fact, an official policy of the Wounded Warriors Project to not do interviews with or participate in any activity related to firearms?

Thank you.
Tom Gresham

Good afternoon —

While we appreciate your interest in Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) you are correct that we decline the media opportunity.

Please note the following notice that appears on our website which also applies to WWP public awareness policy and inquiries from media outlets:

WWP does not co-brand, create cause marketing campaigns or receive a percentage or a portion of proceeds from companies in which the product or message is sexual, political or religious in nature, or from alcohol or firearms companies.

Thank you for your inquiry.

public relations director

O: 904.405.1433
M: 904.654.8138
F: 904.296.7347

Wounded Warrior Project
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Thanks for confirming that, Leslie. It was a simple opportunity to promote the WWP on a national program in an effort to send donations your way.
I’ll pass along the info that you don’t want or need the help of America’s gun owners.

Best regards,
Tom Gresham

Good morning —
This policy is not a judgment on those who own and use firearms – clearly every member of our armed forces has been trained in the use of firearms and then called on to use them in the course of their service to this country.

Our position regarding firearms and alcohol is in response to the struggles that many injured service members face with substance abuse and suicide and the roles those items often play in those issues.

Thank you.
public relations director

Hello, Leslie:

Thank you for that explanation.

I do think — and I’m being as kind as possible — that it’s the nuttiest thing I’ve heard in years. Suicides are not linked to firearms. Japan has a much higher rate of suicide than does the U.S., and they have essentially no firearms. Suicide is a serious issue irrespective of the methodology used.

This explanation doesn’t pass even the most simple “does this make sense” test.

Your policy does, in fact, brand firearms and the companies which make them as undesirables, and by association, you are saying that those who own and use firearms for recreation, hunting, self protection, and other safe and legal uses are to be avoided.

It’s certainly your option to ostracize the firearms industry, the 90 million gun owners in America, and the media which support firearms safety training.

At this point, I feel an obligation to make sure the millions who listen to my radio show and watch my two national television series know about your policy.

I cannot fully express how much I feel you are doing a disservice to our wounded veterans, and how disappointed I am to discover this bias at the Wounded Warriors Project.

Tom Gresham

38 posted on 11/18/2012 2:01:17 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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