Project Upland and Ruffed Grouse Society honor the veterans of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Ruffed Grouse Society presents, along with Cabela’s Outdoor Fund and Moving Forward, a Wounded Warrior Project Hunting Video. Follow Director of Member Relations and Outreach Mark Fouts in the New Hunter Mentor Program. This is a national program that targets all age demographics to further the participation in hunting throughout the country. This important film follows veterans in the Wounded Warrior Program as they are given an opportunity to hunt Ruffed Grouse and the American Woodcock over English Pointers.
“I am a veteran and the individual who mentored me, that took me under his wing, was a veteran. It wasn’t really talked about, as far as being a veteran. But sometimes I think the veterans ourselves are forgotten over the years. When I say we are forgotten, it’s not taken for granted, it’s just people just assume that your brave your strong, that you don’t need help.” – Mark Fouts
The opportunity presented here is to help grow all hunting, not just bird hunting, as a way to engage future purchases of hunting licenses which are an important part of conservation.
“The Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury—from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.”
Project Upland is an editorial initiative to capture the cultures and traditions of upland bird hunting. We seek to inspire a future generation of upland bird hunters to understand the essence of hunting traditions and the critical cause for conservation.