May 17-19, 2019
Location: Birdcity, Kansas
Hosted By: River Deep Alliance and SCI HOP
Participants: Ft. Carson WTB
The River Deep Alliance and Denver SCI HOP recently hosted two turkey hunting trips in Bird City, Kansas. With generous efforts and support from the local community, ranchers, and farmers; Veterans from the Warrior Transition Battalion on Fort Carson were able to make the trip and successfully harvest amazing Kansas toms! The weekend started off with a meet and greet with local farmers that allowed military service members to utilize a total of over 35,000 acres of land for hunting.
The first day of hunting started around 4:00 a.m. A well-placed hay barrel blind yielded a handsome Tom that came in at just around 20 lbs. Sergeant Dennis Hooks, originally from southern Illinois, landed his first ever Tom with the help of local guide Colin Mulligan. Colin knew the terrain like the back of his hand and was able to put two more veterans on a birds throughout the weekend. There were many stories shared as well as new ones made over a gorgeous Kansas country backdrop. We look forward to more opportunities like this in the fall. A big thank you to the Bird City community for hosting a very memorable weekend.
Staff Sergeant Scott Huyvaert
River Deep, President
SCI HOP, VP/Humanitarian Chairman