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THE VETERAN HUNTERS

Hunting for Heroes

The Veteran Hunters Canada Ltd is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers who are retired Canadian Forces Veterans.   Our goal is to help Veterans & 1st Responders with PTSD, by providing peer support through outdoor adventures. All participants in the program have deployed on operations and suffer from PTSD, and other physical injuries. As part of our healing we find being in the outdoors extremely therapeutic. Being in nature requires you to be in the moment and mindful of your surroundings. Our peer support program gives participants the opportunity for self discovery and a reaffirmation and validation of their skills as soldiers.  These heroes leave our program with a sense of purpose, grounding and self worth.  - Founder D. Todd Hisey

 
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Our mission is to help Veterans & 1st Responders with PTSD by providing them with an opportunity for a hunt.

                   

                        We have facilitated activities for 130 Veterans & 1st Responders.

 

ACTIVITIES

Making A Difference

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JOIN US

If you are a Veteran or 1st Responder, whether experienced or are new to hunting, we can help you get trained and onto a hunt either using a rifle or bow.  We organize group hunts as well as facilitate individual hunts.

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NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

We have access to both Public and Private land hunts in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  Through our Volunteers we can offer: Black Bear, Elk, Moose, Deer and Sheep hunts.

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WING SHOOTING

If waterfowl or upland birds is your preference we can accommodate you.

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AFRICA HUNTS

If you have ever dreamed of hunting the dark continent we can help.  We work with a group in the Republic of South Africa that is Veteran owned and operated and specializes in the Eastern Cape Plains Game.

 

2021 HUNTING SCHEDULE

Updated 12 April 2021

All hunts are led by Veteran Hunter Hosts or licensed Outfitters.

This year we were successful in receiving a Mental Health Grant from the Alberta Government.

The Grant will support the costs for 50 Veterans and/or 1st Responders to participate in Veteran Hunter Activities in Alberta between the period March 5, 2021 to March 4, 2022 (Licenses/Food & Accomodations etc).

Please apply at the links below.  Once your hunt is confirmed a non-refundable deposit of $100 will be required.

NL COYOTE/WOLF HUNTS

Maritime Residents ONLY

Coyote / Wolf

Mar-Jul 2021

AB COYOTE HUNTS

Mar-Apr

Cochrane 
Private land hunts - upon request.

AB SPRING SNOW GOOSE

Apr: 7, 8,17, 24, 25, 26
May: 5, 6, 14, 15

Hosted by Darryl.
Dates are dependent on Snow Goose arrival and flight path.
https://www.ab-conservation.com/wildlife-cameras/goose-gps/

NL SPRING BLACK BEAR

NL Residents ONLY.  May 1st - July 15th.

Hosted by Ryan.  NL has opened the Spring Black and licenses are available.  Hunt is on the Burin Peninsula.

BC SPRING BLACK BEAR (2 SPOTS) - FILLED

May 21-24

Hosted by Rich.

Comox Lake

Cabin Accommodation

AB SPRING BLACK BEAR

Hinton: May (1-2); (8-9); (15-16); (22-23); or (29-30).

Hosted by Matt.

CANCELLED - ON SPRING BLACK BEAR (2 SPOTS)

14-16 May

2 x Hunters plus Host; 2 day 1 night at Frederick House Lake near Timmins.  Further details available upon booking.

NL TROUT FISHING

May 15 Season Opens

Hosted by Ryan.

MERRIAM TURKEY

Whitecourt Alberta: June-August

We have a limited number of sponsored  Private Land Merriam Turkey hunts with JP Hunting Adventures.  https://j-poutdoorhuntingadventures.site123.me/

 

KEY PEOPLE

Veteran Hosts & Advisors

 

TODD HISEY

Owner

Served in the Canadian Army from 2001-2013.  Graduate of the Royal Military College. Posted to 1 PPCLI, CFINTCOM, 3 Can Div HQ and 41 CBG.  Deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo and Russia.


“During my 22 years with the Canadian Army as an Officer, the phrase Know your Men and Promote their Welfare stuck with me. In 2018, and after nearly six years of PTSD treatment, it was determined that I could no longer work in a traditional role; but I still felt compelled to give back to the community and help my fellow soldiers.  In January 2019, The Veteran Hunters launched with a website, podcast, and social media presence and immediately connected with
Veterans.”

 

2020 GALLERY

Our Heroes in Action

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At The Veteran Hunters we’re removing nightmares and making memories.

Cody K - Thunder Bay, ON

 
 
 

OUR SPONSORS

Committed for 2021

VORTEX CANADA

Vortex Canada is the official Canadian distributor of Vortex Optics and is owned and operated by Paul Grant and Val Wyatt.  Vortex provides world renowned optical instruments to birding and observation enthusiasts as well as meeting the exacting demands of tactical professionals and hunters.

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BASS PRO SHOPS
CABELA'S
OUTDOOR FUND

The Outdoor Fund provides financial support to Canadian non-profit charities that support our 3 conservation pillars:

  • Advocacy: protecting the outdoor lifestyle and the right to hunt, fish, camp and trap

  • Education:teaching the next generation of hunters, anglers, campers, and recreational sport shooters

  • Conservation: improving the habitat with sound conservation methods to ensure future generations will enjoy hunting and fishing

The Outdoor Fund accomplishes this through generous support of Cabela’s Canada customers who round up to the nearest dollar at checkout in our retail stores, through the call centre and online at cabelas.ca.

STEELHEAD VENTURES LTD

Steelhead Ventures Ltd. provides water hauling services in and around Cochrane, Alberta. From potable and non-potable water hauling and water treatment services to well drilling and repair and maintenance services, we do them all.

TETRANEX SOLUTIONS

Tetranex Solutions Inc. is a Calgary-based company dedicated to the delivery of high quality industrial automation, electrical and instrumentation solutions and services to our clients. As a privately held company, our team understands the importance of forming and maintaining great relationships with our customers by delivering outstanding products and services but, ultimately, by providing peace of mind. With extensive experience across varying industries, our team has a successfully proven track record, showcasing our unique attribute of adaptability. We truly believe that if your company has a need, then we can provide you with the ultimate solution.

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION COVID-19 COMMUNITY FUNDING GRANT

We are fortunate to be a recipient of this Grant for our 2021 season.

 

VETERAN COMPANIES

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CANHUNT

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VETERAN WELDING

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PEAKEATS

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SHROUD CAMO

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SHEEP DOG ENTERPRISES

WAYFINDERS WELLNESS RETREAT

 

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