October 27-30, 2017
Hosted by: SCI HOP and River Deep
Location: El Capitan Ranch, New Mexico
Participants from: Wounded Veterans from Operation TBI and Fort Carson WTB
Cow Elk Hunt
Thanks to a generous donation from El Capitan Ranch in New Mexico we are able to send six veterans on a cow elk hunt. They are staying at the the ranch’s bunk house. All the meals, guiding, field dressing and quartering are done through Tony Dickenson, his family and Randy, the Ranch Manager. The vets also help with all the chores. The weather is perfect, the ranch beautiful and the elk are plentiful. Everyone arrives Friday and the hunt takes place Saturday and Sunday. Six Vets hunt and six elk end up in the freezer! What a weekend! Everyone is having a great time and the camaraderie between the vets is great and helps the healing process from the wounds of war. This has been a wonderful outing and hunt. A big thanks to El Capitan Ranch and their staff for hosting and helping.
SCI, VP/Humanitarian Chairman
River Deep, President
October 7, 2017
Location: Lincoln Hills, Blackhawk , CO
Hosted by: Anglers of Honor, SCI HOP and River Deep Alliance
Participants: Operation TBI Freedom, Craig Hospital, Ft Carson WTB
Fly fishing instruction, fly fishing and lunch
It's the last fishing outing of the year for the Anglers of Honor program at Lincoln Hills. We are lucky to have a sunny day and warm temperatures that are perfect for fishing the river and ponds. The snow will be here in a few days so our timing is spot on. We have a big group of Craig Hospital patient, Veterans from Operation TBI Freedom and active duty soldiers from Fort Carson’s Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), about 40 participants in all. We start with fly fishing instruction from the expert Anglers of Honor program guides. It’s then time to put our waders on, grab gear and pair up with the guides. Some will be fishing the river and others the ponds. The hook ups begin and the trout are long and fat so it requires delicate retrieves or the fish will break off. We still do manage to pull some monsters into the nets. It’s almost 1 o’clock so we all gather at the clubhouse deck for some Italian food and “fish talk”. As always, there are smiles all around…what a fantastic day. We have a brief talk about the programs we provide all year ‘round. Cpt. Napolitano delivers some moving words about this America and why we fight. A big thanks to all the organizations, guides, volunteers and everyone who makes these outings possible.
Bob Adwar, SCI HOP, Chairman
River Deep, President