Guys, here's the clip that was referred to last year pertaining to the Vets hunt we had the honor & privilege to be a part of. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did just being there with these Heroes! All those that have served, Thank You!
Nice work Paul, that's a great endeavor! I get stuck "guiding" my 72 yr. old Vet every year (aka dad) who still carries grenede shraprel in his leg and who still outhunts 90% of my buddies in their forties.. Greatfull for such a role model and greatful for all that have served!
Those guys were so appreciative it was unreal! They'd not seen Elk Country in all its glory like they experienced that week. Their enthusiasm for the hunt was unmatched. Not for one single moment did they ever complain or say they were getting tired & they got drug through the ringer as we covered countless miles, no kidding. They were able to enjoy the true experience & realization of an OTC Public Land elk hunt. We all came out better people at the end of that week! -- No doubt lots of heroes out there among us!
On Veterans day I called my veteran friend (90 years old) Walt and wished him a great day and thanked him for his service. As we talked on the phone he tried to tell me a little bit about what he had been through. He broke down and said, "ya know Bob, even after 70 years I still can't talk about somethings".
God bless our vets and prayers for what they have gone through.
Guys, you aren't alone here showing human emotions. There wasn't an eye that wasn't misting up there on the mountain when Jerry (the guy who took the bull) showed his heartfelt feelings for his buddies who didn't make it back, he said that bull was for them, then he named a couple of them! Man that was so unexpected & hard hitting we were speechless guys. All 3 of them shared the same sentiments, it was truly an awesome day of team work elk hunting!
Midwest, yes it was an Idaho OTC hunt, I'd never been in that area previous so we were all in untouched territory! It was a life changing elk hunt for me! Thanks!
That was great, Thank you for sharing with us. Thank you Paul for the giving and sharing that you do. To all the men and women that serve and have served our great nation as well as their families....Thank you
I missed this when it was first released. I so enjoy finding these "pearls" at a later time!! Some pretty powerful comments....like Joe saying that he hadn't even been taking his PTSD meds while on the hunt....or Jerry (when he is standing over his kill) saying that he can never repay for the experience (as if he hadn't "prepaid" already (Great stuff!)…..
Jake, you're spot on, we could never repay these guys for their service, I was happy to be a part of that hunt even if it only brought back a spark of enjoyment into their well deserved lives. My Son & I enjoyed every minute with these guys, they were awesome!