For Immediate Release
Contact : John Nolan, Jr.
Combat Veterans and Families with Warrior Hunts Look Forward to “Squirrel-a-Palooza” and trail ride Near Kirby, Arkansas
West Monroe, LA (January 6, 2015) – Warrior Hunts, US Army Corp of Engineers, USDA Forest Service, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and Kirby Landing Motel and Marina staff have teamed up to host combat veterans for a squirrel hunt that’s been dubbed Squirrel-A-Palooza for the 2nd year running. The event is set to take place January 16-17th.
Base camp will be Kirby Landing on Arkansas’ beautiful Lake Greeson. Surrounded by National Forest and the Ouachita mountains, this setting is perfect for a relaxing getaway for America’s veterans and their families.
“Last year’s hunt was such a success that we were honored to be invited back for the second year running,” said Warrior Hunts Director John Nolan. “The commitment shown to supporting veterans by the local community made a huge impact in the lives of all of those who came. With the addition of an ATV trial ride, this year’s event looks to be even better”
When asked about last year’s event, retired Marine Matt Hackler said. “The scenery around there was amazing and it’s hard to beat a chance to hang out with old friends and making new friends that will become old friends. And squirrel hunting. Let’s face it, after all the anxiety they cause during deer season, it’s payback time.”
Warriors planning to attend the event this year are set to arrive at Kirby landing on Friday, Jan., 16. The Kirby landing motel has provided rooms for the warriors and families to stay free of charge. On Saturday, local sportsmen and Corp of Engineers AGFC, and US Forest Service staff will guide the warriors on a public land squirrel hunt in areas around the lake while the veterans’ families enjoy an ATV trail ride to a rendezvous point for back country lunch with the hunters.
If you would like to help support Warrior Hunts either monetarily or as a volunteer, you can find more information at www.warriorhunts.com.
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About Warrior Hunts of NELVA
Warrior Hunts of NELVA is an all-volunteer 501c Non Profit that started in 2012, with two injured veteran hunters. Warrior hunts are a way of giving back and helping wounded combat veterans and active duty special operators connect and cope with combat injuries. Through 2014, over 100 Warriors and Family members have been hosted.