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Wounded Warriors Weekend Event

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This past weekend our Centre County Rod & Gun club partnered with our neighbor club in hosting 8 Wounded Warriors, otherwise known as “Heroes”, for a weekend of bird hunting and fishing. They were members of a group called Wounded Warriors in Action which exclusively supports veterans wounded in action. I can’t give you any first-hand details as to how the hunt went but I can tell you the fishing was a blast. We were given access to a private stretch of water leased by one Mr. Donnie Beaver. Say what you want about him (and I often do) but he stepped up for our heroes this past weekend. I think only 1 of the 8 had ever picked up a fly rod so we spent time Friday afternoon giving casting lessons on our stocked pond. We had 2 groups of 4, one group hunted the morning Saturday and the other fished, and they swamped in the afternoon. Some fish were caught but a ton of laughs were had! We made 8 new friends this weekend and all were invited to check out this website if they have interest in learning more about fly fishing.

I can tell you that even though we were the hosts, those heroes gave us much more, before and during their visit, than we even scratched the surface on giving them. I cannot tell you how rewarding this weekend was for me and the members of our clubs.

To all our service men and women, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Posted on: 2013/9/30 9:53


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We were given access to a private stretch of water leased by one Mr. Donnie Beaver. Say what you want about him (and I often do) but he stepped up for our heroes this past weekend.


Would these same Wounded Warriors be allowed to fish that water next weekend?

Posted on: 2013/9/30 19:06
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Sounds terrific. Thanks for volunteering your time.

Posted on: 2013/9/30 19:08
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Would these same Wounded Warriors be allowed to fish that water next weekend?


Not without a hefty fine. Unless he was getting his name in the paper again....them Maybe just Maybe.

Posted on: 2013/9/30 19:12


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I saw you guys this weekend... I always stop and get out of my car on the shoulder to look into that creek. Mighty fine looking water there. But I am just a mere peasant so I never had the opportunity to fish it.

Posted on: 2013/9/30 20:24
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just a feel good for the club that hates the common man.

Posted on: 2013/9/30 22:46


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Probably trying to get some good publicity.
I guess it worked. Thanks for helping the vets, Fox.

Posted on: 2013/10/1 5:38
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Yeah, thats the one.
How much charity was involved before Da Beavs company and name were so despised?
Good for the warriors atleast.

Posted on: 2013/10/1 5:43
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Foxy Kudos to you and everybody else.... I agree when you say its very rewarding it is ..
I got involved with PHWFF 2 years and it has been a true labor of love.. I enjoy every minute I spend with the guys whether it be on the stream or at the VA tying with them..

We are headed to Penns tomorrow for the week with a group of guys from Erie and Buffalo NY. I am so looking forward to it

Keep up the awesome work


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I had the pleasure to be there with Fox and I just want to say that it was an honor to spend time with the Heroes and that Fox most definitely was the entertainment around the camp fire on Saturday night. I am looking forward to next year.

Posted on: 2013/10/4 19:00






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