Posted: 3/6/2010 4:58:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By flinch08:
Another thing to think about is mud. Getting stuck really happens. A lot of guys make sure they have enough wiggle room to slip out of their waders if they get stuck. Not a bad idea.
Neoprene waders that fit tight really don't need a wader belt as they suck up tight to your body if you fall. I still wear one though.
As much as I enjoy arfcom there are some fantastic waterfowl hunting websites out there. Duck Hunters Refuge is the biggest and with you being a rookie and working with the Wounded Warrior project those guys will line up to help you out. Good luck and stay safe!
Thanks for the information.
Just to clarify,
I do not work with Wounded Warrior Project.
They do great work, but are an entirely different organization.
I volunteer my time to Friends of American Heroes.
A 100% Non-Profit with no paid staff, that is dedicated to assisting Wounded American Heroes to either experience for the first time or continue to experience the great outdoors. The events are of course a way to say Thank You for their service and sacrifices, but it is also healing for them, physically, mentally and spiritually.
I have been doing this about 3 years now, and every event, I do not think it can get any better. Then the next event comes along, and I am amazed. We have been very blesses in our ability to continue putting these events on. We have had some VERY GENEROUS landowners and companies.
I have become very brand oriented to some brands out there.
I now use Avery, Foiles Calls, Stanley/Aladdin thermos/gear, and some other gear and also to certain stores like Cabelas.
I am doing the planning,partial execution phase for a Kentucky Turkey Hunt that will take place around the 3rd week of April.
Will be taking 8-10 Wounded American Heroes for a 3 day hunt on approximately 8000 private acres.
I am hoping to get some donations in to cover the food, and to be able to buy the Wounded American Heroes a "Gift Bag" of items. If it doesn't happen, then we will find a way to make sure it happens.
Thanks again for the advice/recommendations.
Thanks for my Membership, IIRC
Putting Wounded American Heroes in the outdoors. www.friendsofamericanheroes.org
'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him,
but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chest