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Title: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 05, 2017, 06:48:00 PM
Several TGMM members have combined forces to offer a "Thank You" traditional archery hog hunt for one (1) Active Duty military service member.

You can enter your own name if you are an Active Duty military service member

Or

You can enter the name of someone you know who is an Active Duty military service member.

The hunt will take place at Wild Things,  http://www.huntwildthings.com/schedule.htm  , during the 2017/2018 hunting season that Andrew has established and posted in the link provided.

Andrew has offered to open the week of Nov 6-12 IF he can get three more hunters to book at least a three day hunt during the same week. This is the week of Veteran's Day.

Regardless, with active duty military schedules and the need to schedule leave, the winner will determine when he or she can attend camp.

Now, before entering a name of someone other than yourself, please get with the entrant to see if he or she could even attend if their name is chosen.

TGMM collected funds for a three day hunt. Andrew graciously offered two additional days for the winner if the winner chooses to make it a five day hunt.

Transportation to Estill, SC is the responsibility of the winner as is obtaining the proper hunting license.

I will be in communication with the winner to coordinate scheduling and other logistical necessities once he or she is chosen.

Please, only enter your name if your are active duty OR confer with the active duty member you wish to enter before entering his or her name.

I served in the USAF from 1983 until 1988 and was stationed in Alaska, the perfect hunting grounds. But, as a young airman and junior NCO I was never able to take full advantage of the hunting opportunities because of lack of funds, no saved leave (both my daughters were born while I was serving and ate up lots of leave), etc. Hunting while serving an active duty tour is difficult. That is why this is for active duty service members. While we certainly respect and cherish our Guard and Reserve members, this hunt opportunity is for Active Duty only, those who signed up for a two, four, or six year hitch in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. It is for commissioned and non- commissioned/enlisted grades.

The winner will be drawn on July 31st by someone other than myself (I will try to talk my Marine vet son-in-law into drawing the name). The drawing will take place by lottery with names written on an individual piece of paper and drawn from a container. The drawing will be video recorded using a tablet or smartphone. If I can find a way to post it to youtube, I will provide a link to the drawing.

Any questions, please post them here rather than by PM so as to provide complete transparency.

Anyone can enter any name, as long as the stipulations noted above are met.

Which are:

1. Active duty

2. The winner can make the hunt, barring any unforseen emergency, such as deployment, or other commitment related to their service.

3. Recurve or longbow only. (Wild Things is trad only)

If, for some reason, the winner learns that he or she cannot attend, then we will work with that person to the best of our abilities to make this hunt happen.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 05, 2017, 06:52:00 PM
If you would like to hunt during this week (Nov 6-12), please let me know by posting here. Andrew has 8 bunks. He would like to have at least four attend IF this week is chosen by the winner.

The winner calls the shots.

I am in for at least a three day hunt with the winner if this week is chosen.

Two more commitments are needed to make this week an option. No deposit necessary until we can confirm if this week will work.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bvas on July 07, 2017, 05:04:00 PM
:clapper:     :clapper:      :clapper:
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Kamu on July 08, 2017, 02:50:00 PM
I just hit 20 yrs active duty Army currently station at Fort Jackson South Carolina. I would love this hunt but but more important than to all that put this together.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 08, 2017, 03:56:00 PM
My father took basic training there in 56.

Your name is in the running, Sir.

Thank you for your service.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Rick Butler on July 08, 2017, 05:51:00 PM
Bud you can put me down for that week.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 08, 2017, 06:14:00 PM
Thom can if the winner selects that week.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Motivatordan on July 09, 2017, 08:11:00 AM
Daniel Blanchard can if selected. Stationed currently at Ft Stewart, GA
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 09, 2017, 08:15:00 AM
Thanks Dan!

And thank you for your service!
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: sticksnstones on July 09, 2017, 02:07:00 PM
Glad to see we are starting to get some entries coming in! Best of luck to you gentlemen, and a heartfelt thank you for your service!

Rick, I'll get you on the list and give you a debrief after I return from my October hunt.
Thom
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Rick Butler on July 10, 2017, 08:17:00 PM
Thanks Thom!
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 14, 2017, 03:08:00 PM
Bump. Spread the word.

Thank you to our servicemen and women!
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 18, 2017, 09:34:00 PM
Bumping again.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Mark Colangelo on July 18, 2017, 11:26:00 PM
SSgt Mark Colangelo and SSgt Brian Spears (also a tradgang member)...we are both stationed at Offutt AFB flying on the E-4B aka Doomsday Plane...count both or either of us in! Thanks for this!
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: sticksnstones on July 19, 2017, 06:48:00 AM
Glad to see two more entries, thank you for your service!
Thom
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 20, 2017, 09:54:00 AM
Yes! Thank you two for entering and thank you both for serving!

We have Army and Air Force represented. How 'bout it Marines? Navy? Coast Guard?     :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 23, 2017, 09:15:00 PM
bump
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Rick Butler on July 28, 2017, 07:57:00 AM
Bud and Thom Unfortunately I am going to have to bow out of this one.  I have had some issues here on the home front that prevent me from going.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 28, 2017, 10:19:00 PM
10-4 Rick. Hope all is well.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 30, 2017, 10:09:00 PM
I will post the winner tomorrow afternoon, likely after 2000 Zulu.

For me, that is 1600hrs Eastern.

Good luck, everyone!
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 31, 2017, 02:49:00 PM
Ok.

It is the 31st.

The giveaway is officially closed for new entries.

I have assigned numbers to each entrant. 1 thru 4

1 - Kamu, aka Mark Poyner

2 - Motivatordan, aka Dan Blanchard

3 - Recurve Addict, aka Mark Colangelo

4 - trex_arms, aka Brian Spears

A video will follow later today with coverage of the winner and how the winner will be determined.

It involves 16 pennies and the numbers above, 1 thru 4.

Stay tuned. 2000 Zulu approaches.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 31, 2017, 02:52:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lkAtcu4.jpg)
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 31, 2017, 04:24:00 PM
The video is uploading. The winner has been chosen!

Once you view the video, please do not reveal who the winner is until he has posted here. I want all four participants, if possible, to view the video before someone lets the cat out of the bag.

Please.


And congrats goes to........
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 31, 2017, 04:31:00 PM
And forgive my southern drawl when calling the numbers. I had to do this unedited and only on one take. I want the thank my wife for the videography. She is very patient with me and my silly and archery-addict shenanigans.

Here is the link.

 https://youtu.be/BAwpzxL0FwE

I wish I were a wealthy man. I would pay to have all four of you go on this hunt.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Kamu on July 31, 2017, 05:15:00 PM
Man thank you for putting this on and the way you picked was awesome.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on July 31, 2017, 05:26:00 PM
Get up with me, Kamu. Maybe we can find a WMA in SC to try to hunt together.

Cell is 3364023833 and email is budnstefb@aol.com.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Motivatordan on July 31, 2017, 06:59:00 PM
The sound went out on my computer. Did I just win?
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Motivatordan on July 31, 2017, 07:04:00 PM
Thank you Trad Gang and Wild Things for this opportunity. I look forward to a successful hunt.
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: sticksnstones on July 31, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Thanks to everyone on this one! Take a look at the website and see if any of those dates work for you and shoot me a PM.

Thom

 http://huntwildthings.com/schedule.htm
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Mike Mecredy on August 12, 2017, 08:33:00 PM
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Three or Five Day Hog Hunt at Wild Things, SC, for an Active Duty Military Member
Post by: Bud B. on August 13, 2017, 06:07:00 AM
Motivatordan will be headed down to Wild Things on opening week, Oct 2nd, if anyone wants to join in.

Four bunks are still open.