Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

21 WI C & B Sturdivant

The flight was long but when I arrived, I was met at the airport by Derek. We came to the hotel to drop off our luggage and then met Todd at the Log Cabin for dinner. The service there was great, and the food was perfect. After dinner we came back to the hotel to get rest before our 0330 wake up the next day to get out in the blind for the first day’s turkey hunt. My guide Mike was an amazing guide and made the time in the blind eventful with small talk and turkey hunting information. After hearing a few gobbles in the distance, the day got exciting. We were notified that everyone else had gotten their birds and we were only seeing hens, we started to get worried that we might not get a tom or a jake. I wasn’t too worried though, I was having a great time. We went back to Todd’s house for lunch and the food Dawn prepared was absolutely amazing. After eating we saw two toms fighting in the distance and tried to sneak up on them but were unsuccessful. We went back to the hotel and rested to come back later and try again. After sitting in the blind for an hour we started seeing hens and Mike made a few calls, then 3 jakes came out of the trees. They made their way towards us. As I got set, they got spooked and I had to shoot my turkey while he was on the run. It was a great relief to get it done. We took pictures and had dinner that was prepared by Todd and Dawn that was again amazing. The last day we got to go out in the boat and do some fishing. We didn’t catch many fish but had an amazing time. I did catch the best fighting log in the lake! (haha). Thanks for the great time and amazing memories.

A. Sturdivant, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient