USWARRIORS OUTDOORS WOUNDED WARRIORS PARTICIPATE IN AWESOME GOOSE HUNT WITH SINGER JAKE SCHROEDER, IN WINDSOR, COLORADO
What a fantastic day of hunting for geese on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. USWO and Birds of Fall Outfitters (Windsor, CO), hosted three wounded veterans for a day of goose hunting, with world class goose guide and caller Steve Lutz in Windsor, Colorado. Steve’s well-respected Birds of Fall Outfitters provided guiding services and an amazingly comfortable hunting blind including heat!! Steve put out about 500 decoys bordering a pond with open water and we had tons of groups of geese flying most of the morning. The three veterans and Jake Schroeder were all hunting and bagged their limit by lunch with a little help from Harley, Steve’s black lab retriever!!
“USWO provides a great outdoor experience for everyone involved including logistics, quality hunting environment and their devout care for our veterans”, said Jake Schroeder, Opie Gone Bad singer and staunch supporter of veterans. “USWO put on a safe, relaxing and awesome hunt for these guys. I spent a few hours trading stories with the guys, between shooting geese, and developing a better understanding of their experiences and stresses from their combat deployments. These guys are our heroes and we all need to step up, in some way, to help, support and thank these men and women for preserving our freedoms and safety. Thank you USWO for the great work you do”.
Caleb Patton (Marine), North Carolina; Carl Sturgeon (Air Force) Colorado, James Swensen (Marine) Colorado came out with us for the day and had a blast. “I have not been out hunting for several years”, said Swensen, “USWO provided an amazingly dynamic situation, safe and full of action. I never imagined we would see so many birds and get as many laughs as we did throughout the day – thank you US Warriors Outdoors”. Caleb Patton grew up hunting in Missouri with his father but due to his multiple combat deployments and subsequent injuries has not been able to get back into the field. According to Caleb: “This day with USWO brought back many fond memories of growing up hunting with my father, the values he taught me and the great times we shared. I am grateful to USWO for providing this opportunity for me”.
Everyone shot their limit, a total of 20 birds! Weather was awesome and we probably had 30 different groups of birds, from singles to larger groups, approach our blind and spread.
“Steve Lutz is an awesome guy. Dedicated supporter of our military and generously donated this hunt for our three wounded heroes”, said Gene Palumbo, President of USWO, “Not only did Steve donate this hunt to us but he also arranged free taxidermy services for three goose mounts through a friend of his, Thomas Picklesimer”. Thomas is a Marine Corps veteran and owner of High Plains Taxidermy Studio, in Wellington, Colorado. “I am honored to give back to my brothers in arms”, said Thomas. “Providing goose mounts for these three warriors is my way of saying thank you to each of them”.
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