Last summer, New Mexico governor Susana Martinez signed Senate Bill 262. Dubbed the HUNTS FOR HEROES BILL, it allows wounded warriors a discounted, non-resident hunting licenses fee. Hunting licenses for deer, antelope, elk, javelina, and turkey may be sold to non-resident, disabled U.S. military members or veterans at resident license fee rates if the applicant is undergoing a rehabilitation program utilizing hunting activities supported by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) or an authorized non-profit organization. The passage of the bill is already paying dividends to PATRIOTS AND HEROES OUTDOORS.
CPT Zeno McCoy returned to Cimarron, NM in November. Eric and Debbie Armstrong had hosted Zeno the year before, but he returned to Fort Hood empty handed. The elk were much more plentiful this year and Zeno scored his first elk on the first day of the hunt.
|New Friends Sharing Good Times|
|Wounded Warrior SSG Pedro Ayala|
with elk in New Mexico
Herds of elk move in and out of the trees feeding on lush grass in the valley. In this beautiful backdrop, our guests harvested three cow elk.
|Antelope taken in New Mexico|
In December, we completed the third of four events being held in New Mexico this hunting season. The first was an antelope hunt for four wounded warriors from Fort Hood’s Warrior Transition Brigade.
They harvested four trophy “goats” in five days and called in several very unlucky coyotes. One of the coyotes was even taken with a pistol.