Warfighters on the Lars Larson show

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Today was one of those days when you really get a chance to break things down to the basic aspect of serving veterans but doing on a syndicated platform that not only airs locally but nationally. Lars Larson invited Warfighter Outfitters in the studio to chat about our mission which is something Lars cares about deeply himself.

Larson is an avid outdoors sportsman so naturally, the conversation was easy and relatable. Lars even has his own coin made by veterans in Georgia.

 

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Thank you to the Lars Larson show for allowing us to get on the air and help spread our mission over the airwaves. You can listen to the segment here 

 

Warfighter check presentation

This week Representatives from Bigfoot beverages and Three creeks brewing gathered at the Three creeks pub in sisters to present a check to Warfighter outfitters for proceeds of the Warfighter pale ale sales.

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This particular check was for $3,725 and will serve roughly 248 veterans on day trips. 100% of our donor dollars and contributions go directly into operating costs. No salaries, no wages, all volunteers. Warfighter Outfitters board members also presented Three creeks brewing and Bigfoot beverages with Key supporter awards for their dedication to the cause of serving veterans in Central Oregon.

Pictured from left to right: Gary Conner (WFO Board member) Wade Underwood (Three creeks brewing CEO) John Hartney (Bigfoot Beverages GM) Nicole Harbert (WFO Board member) Travis Widdifield (Bigfoot Beverages) Bob Buckman (WFO Board member) Greg Edwards (WFO Board member) Brett Miller (WFO Founder)

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to get more veterans on the waters and in the woods, you can mail a check to Warfighter Outfitters 160 S. Oak St, Sisters Oregon 97759. or drop a line at info@warfighteroutfitters.org

 

NW Sportsman story and sheep hunt tags!

In the latest issue of Northwest Sportsman Magazine, we were lucky enough to get featured in a full spread article.

If you are veteran in Oregon be sure to put in for a Deschutes sheep tag. These are once in a lifetime tags and are on a drawing basis. Most folks don’t even put in for them since it requires a great deal of money, logistics and guiding to fill the tag even if you draw one. Since we are a veteran nonprofit and not a paid guide/outfitter we can guide you for free if you happen to draw a tag. It is our way of providing Veterans with a dream hunt that would otherwise not be able to fulfill. Be sure and read the article for the details on the units to put in for every year! Share this post with every veteran you know, we provide everything if a tag is drawn.

 

 

 

 

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Sturgeon in Oregon City

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2 trips just opened up for some sturgeon fishing in Oregon City. Have you ever caught a dinosaur? Sturgeon are the oldest living species on the planet, dating back 240 to 290 million years old. Purely catch and release fishing while enjoying the historic Willamette falls area.

 

Warfighter Dave:)

 

 

Sturgeon Fishing Free for Veterans Sept 23rd

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Sturgeon fishing in Oregon City is very unique opportunity to fish below the falls next to old historic Oregon City. Come out and enjoy reeling in a dinosaur while trying not to get pulled in by the river monsters.

 

Sorry for the last minute notice, we have been going full speed since salmon season has hit. Be on the lookout for more of these trips as they will be more and more common.

 

Warfighter Dave:)

Strength in numbers, Merger time!

Frontlines to tight lines, Team overland, and Veteran outdoor adventures have teamed up under one roof with Warfighter Outfitters to provide more trips and services for veterans while stretching the donor dollar.

Dave Oathes with Frontlines to tight lines, Matthew Havniear with Team Overland and Dustin Paul with Veteran outdoor adventures have been plugging away in the nonprofit world for quite some time. They are all also combat veterans. But more importantly, their missions are to serve veterans. This is why it was a perfect fit for all of us to get under one roof and at one table to combine all of our collective talents and expertise to make a super team of board members of one nonprofit. What does this change? For one it makes the donor dollar stretch even further due to fewer insurance policies, less administrative costs and a wider donor base across the state. How is this going to help Veterans? It will increase the number of veterans served in the state and provide more opportunities for those whom don’t have to drive so far and increases the network for Veterans in the PNW. The three organizations will continue to conduct their operations as there were but with more help, more finances and even a stronger board and support chain. There really isn’t a negative aspect to this union of heavy hitters in the PNW nonprofit scene. The mission stays the same but the tools and knowledge to get it done have grown tenfold.

Please welcome Dave, Matthew, and Dustin into the family and stay tuned for more insight into our future offerings.

 

“Six” on the History channel and our story

 

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Last week we had the opportunity to sit and chat with the cast of “Six” on History with the Wounded Warrior project during a live stream of the episode viewing while in Hollywood. The cast is a remarkable group of guys that were genuinely interested in the lives of wounded veterans and the work we do after our service to the country.

The conversations were frank and candid as we discussed things like life on the set and how they react to watching themselves on TV and there was a lot of joking around with on set specifics about how light their packs looked on TV and they were never sweating or taking a knee of drinking water. It was good banter, to say the least. The live stream during the episode airing was on the Wounded Warrior projects Instagram feed and had a very sizable following of questions and comments.

As a result of the interaction, the story of Warfighter outfitters founder Brett Miller is showcased as well as Wounded Warrior project alumni Carlos De Leon.

You can read the story here.

https://www.history.com/wounded-warrior-project/serving-their-country-serving-their-community

We would like to thank the Wounded Warrior Project, The History channel and the Cast of “Six” for the opportunity.