WWIA Testimonials

Today we end our four days and five nights at camp Hackett. John and Kellie were perfect hosts. The weather and the birds have been awesome. We flushed 61 grouse, taking 6 and we also flushed 47 woodcock, taking 12...

Leonard and Diana Breure
SFC U.S Army retired

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Ed Reed
Ed Reed

After serving in the US Army and retiring at the rank of Colonel after 28 years of service with many decorations, including a Purple Heart, he joined the civilian work f...

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Meet Pro Staffer Richard Wright

Name: Richard Wright
Email: richard.wright@wwiaf.org
Phone: 740-606-5559
Representing: Charter fishing for Lake Erie
Service provided to the WWIA: Fishing Guide

Personal Biography: I have lived in Southern Ohio my whole life. I joined the U.S. Army in 1989 and was stationed at Ft Bragg NC, but I am now still serving in the Ohio Army National Guard. I served in Desert Shield/Storm as well as in OIF II as a Combat Engineer.

Since 1994, my passion is to spend hours on Lake Erie fishing for Walleye and the walleye fish family. I didn't get into fishing the big waters of Lake Erie until 2000, but have been hooked on big water walleyes ever since. Starting in 2010, I began fishing in many of the walleye tournaments in that area.

I enjoying promoting WWIA by wearing the logo at National televised fishing tournaments as well as sharing program information. I also contributed time by setting up information tables at Combined Federal Campaign and Ohio State Employee Campaign events in Ohio.

At this time, I am working on becoming USCG Charter license certified for Lake Erie so that I can provide chartered trips for our Wounded Heroes. I can also provide small personal walleye and perch fishing trips to Lake Erie for Wounded Warriors upon request.