Colderweather Outfitters

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Denver SCI
Colderweather Outfitters
Firestone, Colorado

Today is a family fishing outing for Wounded Vets. We have Freedom Hunters, Operation TBI and Project Wounded Ego joining us. We will be fishing the ponds from the bank and we have rafts and sit on top kayacks. Everyone starts arriving around 9:00. Some have their own gear, and for those who don’t, we have plenty of loaners. We also have archery and an expert instructor for both adults and children.

It is a beautiful fall day in Colorado and everyone is having a great time. At 12:30 we all head up to the barn for a barbecue lunch and some good conversation and discussion about future fishing and hunting outings provided by SCI. We had approximately 100 people today and everyone will leave with a smile.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair – Denver SCI Chapter

Holyoke Dove Hunt for Freedom Hunters, Operation TBI, Project Wounded Ego

A year ago, Allen Nebrado Outfitters hosted our group’s first dove hunt on several hundred acres of beautiful cornfields a few miles outside of Holyoke, Colorado. Although the sweltering temperatures limited the dove activity to a minimum for most of the afternoon, we all had such a good time last year that we could not wait to come back.

Yesterday, the temperatures were much cooler and the doves were more active in the morning contributing to an exciting few hours of shooting right before lunch. Four veterans from the Colorado Springs area joined us for shooting and lunch under clear blue skies. This year there was more corn and sunflower cover thanks to a rainy summer season As we approached noon, the winds picked up and the birds were flying faster making for a more difficult shoot as we got closer to lunch time. Chris and Paul from Colorado Springs accounted for 7 doves by lunch. That was seven more than they harvested last year. Despite their good fortune today, they said that they were just happy to be outside in this part of the country and would have been happy with or without the doves. During the moments between shooting activity, the vets shared stories about their travels, reflected on past hunting and fishing experiences, and debated about firearms.

For lunch, Allen and his wife, the owners of Nebrado Outfitters, prepared a meal of pheasant and dove wrapped in bacon, cantaloupe seasoned with pepper and oil, chips, and brownies. After lunch, Allen told stories of his hunting season adventures, shared some geese and duck hunting wisdom, and hinted at inviting us back. We could only be so fortunate.

James Guthridge
Bob Adwar
Denver SCI Humanitarian Chair

Lincoln Hills

September 12, 2015

Denver SCI Chapter
Lincoln Hills
Blackhawk, CO

The stream is low and clear, the temperature perfect, the mountains beautiful and hopefully the trout big and plentiful. We have a group of wounded warriors from Freedom Hunters, Operation TBI and Project Wounded Ego. We start with small groups for some basic instruction on flies, casting and knot tying.Denver SCI at Lincoln Hills

After class we break up into groups with our guides on a one to one ratio. Everyone has their waders on and is given their rods and we spread out along the South Boulder Creek. We have a track chair to get one of the Vets into the middle of the creek fishing. Everyone is catching fish from 12″ to 20″.

At 1:00pm we head to the clubhouse for a gourmet lunch and some fish stories. Then a short talk and every Vet is given their own fly rod and reel compliments of Anglers of Honors. What a day!

Bob Adwar
Denver SCI Chapter – Humanitarian Chair

Fly Fishing at Lincoln Hills

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Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing
Project Wounded Ego, Operation TBI and Freedom Hunters
Denver SCI Chapter

It’s a beautiful morning in the Colorado Rockies, we have a group of wounded warriors and their families for a day of instruction, fly fishing, and a gourmet lunch. The program is called Anglers of Honor and is a part of the Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing CLub. We start with instruction from the guide staff along with some coffee and donuts. Then we head to the river with plenty of help and instruction. Some big and small trout are caught, but we are here to enjoy ourselves and do some healing. It’s 1:00 and we head to the lodge for a great lunch, conversation and some encouragement on fly fishing and the future.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver SCI Chapter

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.

Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing

July 19, 2015
Denver Safari Club International
Craig hospital, Freedom Hunters, Operation TBI and Project Wounded Ego
Licoln Hills Fly Fishing
Blackhawk, CO

We have 30 wounded Vets and Craig hospital patients at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club in the mountains of Colorado. We start with some basic instruction from the guides, then it is down to the river with the Vets and their guides, Craig Hospital patients with their guides and volunteers. Everyone catches some trout, halfway through the morning we put a patient in a tract chair and we take him to the river. The other Craig Hospital patients are at the pond. At 1:00 we head to the Clubhouse for a great lunch and conversation among everyone. It’s been a great day!

Bob Adwar
Denver SCI Humanitarian Chair

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.

Fly Fishing at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club

June 20, 2015
Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club
Blackhawk, Colorado
Freedom Hunters, Operation TBI, Project Wounded Ego and Craig Hospital

We are at Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club in the mountains of Colorado. We have a group of 30 Wounded Vets and Craig Hospital patients out for a day of instruction and fly fishing with a gourmet lunch. After the instruction we split up into groups with the guides; some head to the river and some to the pond. The Vets that fished the river hooked up with some monster trout; the pond produced some great ones as well. At 1:00 we head to the clubhouse for a great lunch and some fish talk. Everyone has had a great time.

Bob Adwar
Denver SCI Chapter – Humanitarian Chair

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.

Colder Weather Outfitters, Vets & Craig Hospital

We have a big fishing outing today which includes Wounded Warriors from Freedom Hunters, Operation TBI, Project Wounded Ego and Craig Hospital. Approximately 80 people including family members and volunteers. We are fishing at Colder Weather Outfitters fishing for bass and walleye. It’s cool and cloudy outside so the fish are a little slow to respond but most catch some inspite for the conditions. At 12:30 we head up to the outbuildings for a gourmet barbecue lunch and a few prizes are given out. Then it is back to the ponds where some bank fish and others are in canoe’s. It has been a great day for all.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver SCI Chapter

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.

Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing

Blackhawk, CO
Groups that attended: Operation TBI, Freedom Hunters, Project Wounded Ego and Craig Hospital

We are in a beautiful Colorado Canyon at one of the best Fly Fishing Clubs in the state. We are able to fish both the river and the ponds, which are loaded with big trout. We have approximately 25 people in all which includes Wounded Vets, Craig Hospital patients, all in wheel chairs, volunteers, family members and hospital staff. There are six guides and the provide all gear and instruction. We break up into groups and head to the river and ponds; everyone has hookups and the fun begins. Its been a great morning, and it is now lunch time;  so, we head for the lodge to have a meal prepared by a master chef. Everyone goes home with a smile and some relief from the pain they are going through.

Bob Adwar
Humanitarian Chair
Denver SCI Chapter

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.