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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 125 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.

 

2020 HUNTING SCHEDULE

Updated 17 November

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

BOW/RIFLE HUNTS

Peace River Alberta: Sep - Jan Moose/Elk/Whitetail

WMU 523.  Close by within an hour's drive:
WMU's 522, 526, 527, 520, 544, 521, 360
Cabin on acreage for accommodations or you can bring your own RV.

ELK - RIFLE

Cochrane Alberta: 25 Oct-30 Nov

FULL.  WMU 314.  Private Land. Antlered Elk 3pt or Larger.  I am able to bring two hunters onto the property.  Contact me with the dates you would like to hunt.

WHITE-TAIL DEER RIFLE HUNTS

Cochrane Alberta: 1-30 Nov

FULL. WMU 314. Private land hunts.  Antlered & Anterless. Wheelchair accessible heated blind.

 BLACKTAIL DEER - RIFLE OR BOW 

South Vancouver Island BC: 14-15 Nov

3 x Hunters plus Host; 2 day 1 night camping on public land.  Loaner tents available.

BLACK BEAR - RIFLE OR BOW

South Vancouver Island: 28-29 Nov

3 x Hunters plus Host; 2 day 1 night camping on public land.  Loaner tents available.

NEWFOUNDLAND HUNTS

Maritime Residents ONLY

Ptarmigan - Sep 19 - Nov 8 2020.
Grouse - Sep 19 - December 27 2020
Migratory bird - Sep 19 - Dec 26 2020
Coyote / Wolf Sep 12,2020-July 15 2021

COW ELK RIFLE - WMU 314 DRAW

Cochrane Alberta: Dec-Jan

Must be drawn for 314 Cow Elk.  Private Land Hunts - WMU 314.  Contact me with the dates you would like to hunt.

 

KEY PEOPLE

Veteran Hosts & Advisors

 

MATTHEW RITCHIE

AB - Elk (Bow/Rifle)

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”.

 
 

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

Cody K - Thunder Bay, ON

 
 
 

OUR SPONSORS

Please Support Them

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.

GRAND VALLEY SAFARI CLUB

The Grand Valley Safari Club started 17 years ago with the aim of promoting and celebrating hunting in the Alberta Foothills.

ROYAL KAROO SAFARIS

Royal Karoo Hunting Safaris is situated in the mountainous Eastern Cape where the Great Karoo meets Valley Bushveld. This means that the region is rated as the best African Hunting spot for Kudu in South Africa and a world-class Bow Hunting destination.
Our various competitive hunting packages offer luxurious accommodation, set within 25,000 acres of malaria-free Fair Chase African Hunting preserve.  Answer the call to the “Most Unforgettable African Hunting Experience”

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 COCHRANE DODGE JEEP RAM

Known for our extensive and diverse inventory, Cochrane Dodge is your central Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep RAM Dealership between Calgary and Canmore! Just 10 minutes West of the high prices and East of Alberta's breathtaking Rocky Mountains you won't find a better deal.  We offer special pricing for Veterans.

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MILITARY MINDS INC

Military Minds Inc is an active, connected membership that does not create programs or services but instead helps connect its members to those very programs and services that fulfill their needs.

 

OTHER CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

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INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS

BIG HILL SERVICES

DOUGLAS & JILL RICHARDS

SEASONAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INC

JENTED VENTURES INC

NIC PASOVIC

HIGHER LEVEL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LTD

KELLER FINANCIAL SERVICES

BON TON MEAT MARKET

BROOKS SAWMILLS

BRYANT CONSTRUCTION

MP BLAINE CALKINS - RED DEER/LACOMBE

 

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