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About Us

Our mission is to provide Veterans & First Responders with therapeutic hunting, fishing & outdoor adventure designed to expand mindfulness and peer-to-peer healing.

Meet The Team


Todd Hisey

Founder & CEO

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



BC - Bow/Rifle Big Game

Serving with the Canadian Armed Forces since 2009 initially as a Radar Technician and now as a Nursing Officer in training.

“I personally find hunting one of the pursuits in which I feel fully present for long periods of time. This sense of presence helps me feel grounded and is something that plays a major benefit in my life, both physically and mentally. I want to help others find what I have through hunting.


I started hunting later in life, but got “bit by the bug” fairly quickly. I enjoy getting out as much as I can and hunt everything from Black Bear to Stone Sheep”.



BC - Big Game/Fishing

Aaron is a serving Police Officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and has served in several different capacities including General Duties, Major Crime and Narcotics.



AB Manager

Served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 2002-2020, as Artillery, and as an Engineer. Served two tours: in Haiti (2010) and Romania (2014).


I am an outdoors enthusiast with a primary focus on bowhunting and trapping. I have a passion for calling elk.

Success looks very different for everyone. I define mine by creating experiences in the woods, and helping others achieve their goals.



AB - Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep/Elk

Being raised on a farm my life quickly took to the outdoors, in my younger years I was fortunate enough to hunt and learn from my old man and quickly turned into my true passion. Eventually hockey got in the way of hunting and I followed that dream to the bitter end where I finally hung up my skates playing in the collegiate hockey league in Alberta. Once hockey was over I finally had the time to fade back into my true passion which is hunting and the chase of wild game from deer in the prairies to screaming bulls in the timber to mountain tops chasing big rams.



NS Manager

Joined the Canadian Forces in 1998 and was employed as a Vehicle Tech and then later as a Sonar Operator with the Royal Canadian Navy.  
Ron is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting bear, deer, waterfowl and small game. Ron particularly loves hunting snowshoe hare with his beagles. Ron is also a Canadian Kennel Club field trial judge for beagles.
In the off-season Ron takes advantage of the numerous lakes and rivers in Nova Scotia to fish both trout and striped bass. Ron is willing to take any serving or retired Veteran either hunting or fishing.



Hunter Advisor

Served in the Canadian Army from 2001-2004, joining just after 9/11.  Posted to 1st Bn Royal Canadian Regiment as an Infantryman.  Deployed to Kabul Afghanistan in 2003-2004 for Operation Athena with 3rd Bn Royal Canadian Regiment.


“My Father was the Lead Guide for a friend’s outfitting business so at a very young age I hunted, fished and trapped.  The last few years I have returned to my roots and I have become more  involved with the outdoors as it is a place of reflection and safety for me as the world we live in becomes more and more overwhelming. I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing our experiences”.


BC Manager

Served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1996 until 2020 as a NESOP and Ships Diver based out of Esquimalt BC. Deployed on multiple Ops: Op Apollo, Op Augmentation: Op Athena: and Op Caribbe.

"I enjoy the wilderness and helping others do the same. I’m excited to be able to host Veteran Hunters this fall and share my passion for hunting on Vancouver Island BC".



BC/MB - Archery Big Game/Fly Fishing

Served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 2009 – 2015 as a Weapons Engineer.


When out hunting or exploring a new piece of water it is an opportunity to clear my mind and be present with my surroundings.   Introducing and sharing with others an experience that has a profound positive effect on myself is so rewarding.



BC Hunting/Fishing

Serving in the CAF since 2008, Donovan joined right after highschool. Spending nine years in 3 PPCLI and three years instructing at CFLRS, Donovan switched to the RCN as a sonar op. f
He's deployed on several Op Lentus' in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Recently just deployed on Op Projection and Op Neon.

"I didn't start hunting or fishing until my early 20's when a friend took me out and introduced me. Have been in love with it ever since my first deer.Never went out in Quebec unfortunately, picking it back up when I moved back to BC and going out as frequently as possible.
Still consider myself a new hunter, always learning. I'll go out for anything from bear and deer to bird or waterfowl, want to try bigger game like moose and elk. Always in for a fishing trip, from shore, boat or fly fishing."



AB - Waterfowl

Served in the Canadian Army from 2005- Present.

Posted to 1st Bn Royal Canadian Regiment as an Infantryman for 13 years, then switched to Military Police. 

Deployed to Kandahar Afghanistan in 2006 & 2010, Latvia 2020. 


"From a small child I loved to hunt and fish. I carried that passion all through my child hood. Fishing and waterfowl hunting hold a special place in my soul. I have volunteered with taking youth out to hunt as well with Soldier On in the past. I enjoy taking people out and sharing the experience with them".



QC - Manager
Hunter Host/Chasseur Hôte

Served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 2002-2018 as a Military Police member.  Deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 and 2011.

As young as I can remember my dad took me hunting and fishing which quickly became a passion.
I take every opportunity to be in the outdoors. I yearly hunt moose, deer, elk, bear, turkey and small game. I also fish in the off season mostly for brook trout. I am thrilled to be able to host Veteran Hunters in Quebec and share my passion for hunting while creating new memories.

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NL Manager

Served in the Canadian Army from 1997-2009 with 2nd Bn Royal Canadian Regiment as an Infantryman.  Deployed to Bosnia in 1999. 
While serving in Gagetown NB, Ryan fell in love with water-fowling, and big game hunting for Deer, Moose and Bear. He has found hunting to be extremely therapeutic for dealing with his PTSD.
Since retiring in 2009 and returning to Newfoundland, Ryan has continued to hone his skills related to Big Game hunting primarily for Moose.
For the 2020 season Ryan was successful in filling his first Woodland Caribou tag.

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