About Us

Who We Are

Established in 2009, we began offering disabled US veterans the opportunity to join us on waterfowl hunts.  We now offer year round adventures that include fishing both summer and winter, large and small game hunting, long range shooting, backpacking/camping, and more.

Message from one of the founders:

After returning from Iraq in 2007, one of the only therapies that I found successful in relieving my stress was being in the outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing or just being outside. The idea of WWGS began after taking a close friend that had been injured out hunting; he had been injured in an IED and was recovering in the Minneapolis VA after being transferred from Walter Reed Medical Center. He made a comment about how he felt so much better after being in the outdoors, and instantly the light came on, not necessarily a business at first but just the idea of taking disabled vets out hunting with me, as I had a lot of equipment. After a year of doing that I was approached by someone that wanted to donate some money and they suggested we start a non-profit so that they could donate and receive tax benefits, so I went to work and made the necessary contacts. The rest is history… 

WHAT WE DO

We provide outdoor recreational activities for disabled veterans of the United States Armed Forces, these activities and related expenses are provided at no cost.

OUR ANNUAL EVENTS

  • Texas Hog Hunt – Fall/Winter
  • Missouri Duck Hunt – Fall/Winter
  • Missouri Turkey Hunt – Spring
  • Paddle Fish Trip – Spring
  • Take A Vet Fishing, Leech Lake – Summer
  • Crosslake Camping Trip – Summer

CURRENT EVENTS

Visit our Events page for our most up-to-date events.

Board Members

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

President:
Justin Lightfoot

Vice-President:
Todd Grewe

Secretary:
Brian Lesetmoe

Treasurer:
Mike Lewis

Trustees:
Paul Pedersen
Jesse LaMere:
Wadih Fakouri
Frank Chilson
Justin Berg
Nick Foster
Dan Essig
Chuck Wilson


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