As a fellow Veteran (19D Army Cavalry Scout) and the father of an active duty Cavalry Scout, all I am looking for, is to develop trust and resiliency with those we serve. Working towards a hope, with those we get the privilege to serve, we live to companion others through the stages of their lives. Most significantly, their losses. That’s where people tend to drown. It’s often said, you don’t drown in the river unless you stay in it! For me, HunTherapy was a connection to the outdoors that provided meaning and purpose when I needed it most in life. The vision of HunTherapy was to win in my own life and not drown myself! Ultimately it was fiinding meaning, purpose and values that drove me through my problems and was the pathway towards HunTherapy. This passion led me to pursue my Doctor of Integrated Chaplaincy and the unfolding of HunTherapy as my mission in life.
HunTherapy‘s focus is how archery, golf, shooting, wilderness therapy and hunting in all forms; helps to reduce the symptoms that plague our military, Veterans and First Responders. HunTherapy companions others to restore a sense of meaning and purpose, using outdoor recreation therapy, and to heal from wounds suffered in service when active duty military, Veterans and First Responders have had their meaning-making system fractured from traumatic experiences, and loss. HunTherapy holds various community driven activities to help those who serve others, find the best pathways to internal peace, offered through outdoor experiences, creative Integrative workshops and purpose driven life connections. HunTherapy is a holistic approach to caring for our military, Veterans and First Responders.
ArcheryTherapy is a division of HunTherapy dedicated to the sport of shooting 3D targets. We will have educational workshops and group lessons in 2024. To support Veterans and First Responders in our home state of Oklahoma, HunTherapy will host two outdoor 3D archery shoots in 2024. Click the link in the partners section for Tybows Archery, for all your archery needs in Oklahoma!
GolfTherapy is a division of HunTherapy that focuses on using golf, as an alternative outdoor recreation therapy to help Veterans and First Responders, to help work through adverse experiences and loss. HunTherapy is partnered with the South Central Section of PGA HOPE. PGA HOPE is a free, adaptive program that introduces Veterans with disabilities to golf to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. If you are interested in PGA Hope participation, please use the link in the partners section. Click the link for Eagle Ops Golf Nights rally point in the partners section, they meet every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month!
FitTherapy is a division of HuntTherapy partnered with Fit First Responders: Dedicated to passionately companion, inspire, empower, motivate and coach Veterans and First Responders to achieve their greatest potential so that they can win in life! If you would like to become a part of the Veterans division of Fit First Responders, please use the link in the partners section.
RangeTherapy is a division of HunTherapy to provide veterans and First Responders an opportunity to enjoy putting rounds down range, to build community connections and to get connected with resources to help recover from experiences and loss. HunTherapy partners with Eagle Ops Freedom shoots to offer this free range time, for our Veteran brothers and sisters. Please use the Freedom Shoots link at the bottom of this page for more information.
DeerTherapy is a division of HunTherapy that allows Veterans and First Responders an opportunity to harvest whitetail deer across the country with our vast community partners. We had our very first deer hunt raffle that tone place Dec. 18, 2022 with a successful hunt! New hunts for 2023! See you at the rally point!
HogTherapy is a division of HunTherapy that allows Veterans and First Responders an opportunity to harvest a wild hog and enjoy the thrill of the chase, with local partners serving them by a no cost hunt and processing of their harvest. We are also active helping local farmers remove their hogs with removal programs using Veterans and First Responders in Oklahoma. Opportunities coming this fall and winter, stay tuned!
FishTherapy is a division of HunTherapy using both freshwater adventures and saltwater, SalTherapy, across the USA as means to create connection and community for our Veterans and First Responders in Oklahoma. Make sure you check out the Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma page for their fishing opportunities for Veterans in Oklahoma! Opportunities with SalTherapy coming Spring of 2024! Click the link for Eagle Ops ‘On the Line Fishing’ rally point in the partners section to stay updated with their fishing adventures.
RiverTherapy is a division of HunTherapy that focuses on whitewater rafting as an alternative method using wilderness therapy to work through traumatic experiences for our Veterans and First Responders and leans on my long standing relationship with Ocoee Inn Rafting, where I have guided for many years with over 25 years experience on the Ocoee River. First annual trip was the summer of 2023. Look for more trip to come!
ElkTherapy is a division of HunTherapy that allows the once in a lifetime archery opportunity for Veterans and First Responders to hunt bull elk in the iconic Rocky Mountains, as partners across the country carry the full cost of the hunt, trophy mount and processing of the game. Opportunity coming Fall of 2025!
Waterfowl Therapy is a division of HunTherapy focused on using waterfowl hunts, with partners across the state of Oklahoma like Wounded Veterans of Oklahoma, to take Veterans at no cost to enjoy outdoor recreation therapy and the harvest of geese and ducks. Check out WVO’s link in our partner section to keep up with their waterfowl hunts for this season and to check out their many other awesome opprtunities for Veterans to get outdoors!
TurkeyTherapy is a division of HunTherapy that concentrates on taking Veterans and First Responders out in the springtime to enjoy hunting wild turkeys across the country with local partners taking care of the hunt and care of the game, so the hunter can enjoy the outdoors cost free! Opportunities coming this upcoming Spring turkey season, stay tuned!
Predator Therapy is a division of HunTherapy, that’s focuses on taking Veterans and First Responders on the thrilling nighttime hunting of bobcats and coyotes using state of the art thermal imaging to be the Alpha! Starting in Winter of 2024
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