Adaptive Sports Program

WarHawgs Adaptive Sports Program

The program is comprised of four (4) different sport activities which are deer hunting, wild hog hunting, clay pigeon shooting, and paint ball. All events take place within a 1.5 hour drive of Dothan, AL.  The location of deer/wild hog hunting will be determined upon obtaining land lease and other permissions.  The clay pigeon shoot will be hosted at Ravenwood Sporting Clays, Headland, AL and the paint ball events will be hosted at Dothan Survival Games, Dothan, AL.

The deer hunting events are introductory/participant events that will have 36 participants. The number of participants will be reached by conducting separate events with small groups of unique Veterans/Service Members between November 14, 2017 and February 10, 2018.  Each event incorporates 25+ hours of program time in pursuit of wild game. The deer hunting events will have participants that reside throughout the United States and travel will be required for most participants. The deer hunting events can accommodate most disabilities to include: PTSD, TBI, paralysis, amputee, blindness, and others. These events occur in the natural environment free of interferences and manmade interruptions. Each event will incorporate firearm safety, game recognition/tracking/handling, and overview of species specific hunting techniques.  Possible participant benefits include: Introduction to new sport, re-initiation of sport previously partook, reduced anxiety, increased self-confidence, decreased depression, and enhanced quality of life.

The wild hog hunting events are introductory/participant events that will have 45 participants. The number of participants will be reached by conducting separate events with small groups of unique Veterans/Service Members between February 23, 2018 and September 16, 2018.  Each event incorporates16+ hours of program time in pursuit of wild hogs at night.  The wild hog hunting events will have participants that reside throughout the United States and travel will be required for most participants. The wild hog hunting events can accommodate most disabilities to include: PTSD, TBI, paralysis, amputee, blindness, and others. These events occur in the natural environment free of interferences and manmade interruptions. Each event will incorporate firearm safety, game recognition/tracking/handling, and overview of species specific hunting techniques.  Possible participant benefits include: Introduction to new sport, re-initiation of sport previously partook, reduced anxiety, increased self-confidence, decreased depression and enhanced quality of life.

The clay pigeon (skeet) shoot events are introductory/participant/local competition events that will have 105 participants.  The number of participants will be reached by conducting seven (7) events tentatively scheduled for the dates of OCT 14, 2017; NOV 4, 2017; MAR 10, 2018; MAY 19, 2018; JUN 30, 2018; AUG 18, 2018; and SEP 22, 2018.  These events are conducted on a fully modernized facility that includes 14 different stations. At the start of the event, participants are divided into small teams and compete through each stage. The clay pigeon events will have participants from the regional area; however, overnight travel will not be required.  Lunch will be provided as part of the event.  The events will be able to accommodate most disabilities to include: PTSD, TBI, paralysis, amputee, and others. Possible participant benefits include: Introduction to new sport, re-initiation of sport previously partook, reduced anxiety, increased self-confidence, team building, team bonding, and overall well-being.

The paint ball events are introductory/participant/local competition events that will have 150 participants.  The number of participants will be reached by conducting six (6) events tentatively scheduled for the dates of OCT 21, 2017; NOV 11, 2017; FEB 17, 2018; APR 14, 2018; JUL 21, 2018; and SEP 29, 2018.  At the start of the event, the participants are divided into teams and compete against one another on one of seven (7) different fields.  The paint ball events will have participants from the regional area; however, overnight travel will not be required.  Lunch will be provided as part of the event.  The events will be able to accommodate most disabilities to include: PTSD, TBI, paralysis, amputee, and others. Possible participant benefits include: Introduction to new sport, re-initiation of sport previously partook, reduced anxiety, increased self-confidence, team building, team bonding, communication, and overall well-being.