The Bluffs – Pheasant Hunt

March 19, 2017

The Bluffs – Pheasant Hunt
Byers, Colorado

Operation TBI Freedom and Freedom Hunters

DSCI Humanitarian Outreach Program

It is a very hot day on the Eastern plains of Colorado, we gather at the club house around 11:00 and start with basic safety instructions. Then we move to the trap range for a tune up. We have seven Vets anxious to see the birds fly. We have lunch around Noon and discuss the upcoming hunt. We will break into two groups, one using a pointing dog and one a flushing dog. Lunch is over and the hunt begins, we head out to the tall grass and the dogs go to work. Birds fly some keep flying and others will be dinner. Everyone is having a great time and everyone shoots at least one bird but the heat takes its toll on the dogs so after a couple of hours we had back to the lodge for bird cleaning 101. It has been a great day for all.

Thanks to the staff at The Bluffs and a big thanks to all the Vets!

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair & VP
Denver SCI Chapter

 

 

RMS Gear Archery – Craig Hospital, Operation TBI & Freedom Hunters

March 12, 2017

Denver SCI Humanitarian Outreach Program

RMS Gear Archery
Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Craig Hospital, Operation TBI, Freedom Hunters

We are all gathered for our monthly archery shoot at RMS Gear. Participants range from beginner to expert. We will be using recurve and compound bows, and everyone will receive personal instruction. After a couple of hours of shooting we will conclude with the balloon shooting contest. We have a tie, so both contestants will receive an RMS Gear cap. It is then lunch time and the pizzas arrive hot and tasty, it has been a great outing and everyone has had a great time.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair and VP
Denver SCI Humanitarian Outreach Program

If you would like more information or wish to donate towards the Denver SCI Humanitarian Outreach efforts please contact Bob Adwar, VP and Humanitarian Chair at 303-881-0400.

 

 

2017 Holyoke Pheasant & Goose Hunt

January 14 – 15, 2017
Holyoke, Colorado

Denver SCI Humanitarian Outreach Program

Pheasant & Goose Hunt
For Operation TBI Freedom

Hosted by Alan Nebrado

We have some Vets from Operation TBI this weekend for some pheasant and goose hunting. We meet at Allen’s farm in Holyoke Saturday morning for the pheasant hunt, walking the fields with the dogs and volunteers. It’s a late season, we flush 20 to 30 birds mostly hens but we manage to knock down some roosters. Everyone gets a chance and we are all having a great time. It is time for lunch and we head into town for some barbecue prepared by Allen’s friend who just opened the restaurant last week. After lunch a smaller group guided by Allen head back to the fields. The group will be staying in Holyoke tonight and will be up with the sun for the goose hunt.

A big thanks to Allen, the volunteers and the birds that cooperated!

Bob Adwar
VP & Humanitarian Chair
Denver SCI Humanitarian Outreach

Archery with Operation TBI & Craig Hospital

December 18, 2016

RMS Gear
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Archery with Operation TBI & Craig Hospital

We have a packed house today at RMS Gear Archery in Wheat Ridge, with Wounded Warriors and Craig Hospital patients. We will have expert instruction on both recurve and compound bows thanks to the staff at RMS Gear. We have beginners up to experienced bow hunters participating today. We start with a safety talk and range rules from Tom Clum, the owner of RMS Gear, now it is time to spread out along the range and start shooting. Today’s group comes from North Carolina to California. Everyone is focused and having a good time, which takes their minds off of their wounds and injuries. After a few hours it is time for lunch, a variety of pizza’s arrive. Time for some discussion about archery and moving forward.

It has been a great day!

Bob Adwar
VP and Humanitarian Chair
Denver Chapter Safari Club International
Humanitarian Outreach Program

Denver SCI Humanitarian Outreach Program

Craig Hospital – Trap Shoot, Lunch and Pheasant Hunt

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Denver SCI – Humanitarian Outreach Program
Craig Hospital
Trap Shoot, Lunch and Pheasant Hunt
Valhalla Hunt Club, Bennett, Colorado

It’s a warm fall day in Colorado, and today we have patients from Craig Hospital attending. We start with some instruction on the trap range, the participants will be shooting from the track chairs, which will help them get comfortable for the pheasant hunt after lunch, most of the shooters have had prior experience at the trap and bird hunting. After everyone has had plenty of practice, we head to the clubhouse for lunch. Then it’s time to head up to the grass and milo for the pheasant hunt. The dogs are ready and we use two track chairs to get started along with the guides and volunteers. The dogs point, the birds flush and the shots are on target. There will be pheasants for dinner! Everyone has had a great day.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver Chapter Safari Club International

Colderweather Outfitters

October 16, 2010

Denver SCI
Humanitarian Outreach Program
Colderweather Outfitters
Firestone, Colorado

Family Fishing, Archery and Lunch for Operation TBI, Freedom Hunters and Craig Hospital

It’s a beautiful warm Colorado fall day for fishing and archery, we have Wounded Warriors, Craig Hospital patients, alumni and family members. We have many ponds and boats so we will fish the banks and paddle around to cover a little more area. Everyone is having a great time whether they are catching fish or just enjoying the scenery. Many children and adults are also having fun at the archery range.

At mid-day we head to the barn for a special lunch donated by the Escoffier Culinary Academy from Boulder. They have been working with us through out the season. After lunch it is back to the ponds and archery range. It’s been a wonderful day for all. A big thanks to Austin Brown from Colderweather, Ashlen from Escoffier Culinary Academy and all the groups that participated today.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver Chapter Safari Club International

If you would like more information or wish to donate towards the Denver SCI Humanitarian Outreach efforts please contact Bob Adwar, Humanitarian Chair at 303-881-0400.

Dove Hunt

September 4, 2016
Denver SCI Chapter
Humanitarian Outreach Program
Dove Hunt – Holyoke, Colorado

Freedom Hunters and Operation TBI

This is our third year at Holyoke, hosted by Allen Strong for a dove hunt.We have six Wounded Warriors participating. Everyone arrives around 10:00, the weather is cool and overcast so there are not many doves flying. We spread out in two man groups next to the corn fields, and a few shots are fired but no doves in the vest. We flushed four pheasants so we will be back in November to try our luck with bigger birds. We did manage to knock a few birds down before lunch. The sun came out and the temperature rose but only a few more birds show up but everyone still is having a great time. Lunch is prepared by Allen, his wife and a friend also named Allen. We have pheasant and brats. A great lunch and a great day!

A big thanks to Allen and friends.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver Chapter Safari Club International

If you would like more information or wish to donate towards the Denver SCI Humanitarian efforts please contact Bob Adwar, Humanitarian Chair at 303-881-0400.

 

 

Camping, Fishing, Boating and Hot Air Ballooning

July 29-30th
SCI Denver Chapter
Humanitarian Outreach Program
Camping, Fishing, Boating and Hot Air Ballooning at Eleven Mile Reservoir
Lake George, Colorado
Operation TBI, Freedom Hunters, Task Force ISO

We have 70 Wounded Vets, family members and volunteers camping at Eleven Mile Reservoir. We have a pontoon boat and fishing boat ready to take everyone on the lake for fish and sight seeing. People trickle in all afternoon, tents get setup, kids are playing and everyone is getting acquainted. The boats came back to the marina at 6:00. We meet at 7:00 for a group meeting about tomorrow’s hot air balloon rides which is sponsored by the Pikes Peak Balloon Society. We have dinner all prepared for everyone, it is a great evening. We have to be at the launch site a few miles away by 6:00 in the morning so everyone is thinking about some sleep.

The next morning everyone packs up and heads for the launch site which is in a giant valley near the lake. The pilots have coffee and pastries for us and are very well organized. Everyone signs in and are assigned pilots and balloons. There are 15 balloons of different sizes, colors and shapes. The balloons start launching around 8:00, it is an incredible sight South Park is a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains; everyone rides, spouses, kids and Vets. The smiles on everyones faces says it all!

After the flights, we all gather back at the launch site for a great lunch prepared by Pikes Peak Ballooning Society and talk about the history of ballooning and a ceremony for the first time passengers. The Pikes Peak Balloon Society members are very generous and caring, they have done a wonderful job of making sure everyone is having a great time.

A big thanks to everyone!

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
SCI Denver Chapter

Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing – Humanitarian Outreach Program

DSC_0025July 16, 2016

Denver SCI
Humanitarian Outreach Program
Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing
Blackhawk, Colorado
Operation TBI, Freedom Hunters and Craig Hospital

The river is perfect, the temperature is perfect and so are the Colorado mountains. We are at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club and the Anglers of Honor Program. We have a great group of Wounded Warriors and Craig Hospital patients along with family members and staff. We also have the Escoffier Culinary Academy cooking lunch for us.

We start with the fundamentals of fly fishing, we have one to one guide to participant for the river and ponds.  We have the best of everything, we hit the river and start catching fish the size of cars! At midday we head up to the deck overlooking one of the ponds and are treated to an amazing lunch. It’s a great day for everyone and a big thanks to Lincoln Hills and all the volunteers.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver Chapter SCI