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OATH Bow Hunting Trip to Illinois

November 11, 2016 - November 14, 2016

WHO:  1 OATH Hero — Kevin Wylie     1 OATH LeaderGary Bartels

WHAT:  OATH Bow Hunting Trip to Illinois

WHEN:  11-14 NOV 2016

WHERE:  Mounds, IL

WHY:  To further strengthen the bonds between our combat brethren and the Tines and Feathers Outfitters family

HOW:  Bow / Crossbow

OATH is absolutely thrilled to be making the trip north to spend Veterans Day weekend with the fine folks at Tines and Feathers Outfitters, LLC in Mounds, Illinois.  They are located in Southern Illinois where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers meet.  Their deer and ducks are plentiful during the season.  In the middle of the Mississippi Flyway hundreds of thousands of waterfowl make their way through their farms each year.  Illinois has became a well known “Big Buck” state as well, so the chance of harvesting that buck of a lifetime is very high.  Our OATH Hero will be traveling to Illinois during the prime rut, so the chances are looking REALLY good !!!

The way this trip came to be is a bit on the miraculous side of the house, folks.  At last year’s 2nd Annual OATH Sporting Clays Tournament, a very generous OATH supporter and dear friend of Gary Bartels won a bowhunting trip to Illinois via our Silent Auction.   This donor then turned around and purchased a SECOND trip and gave it to Gary Bartels so they could hunt together.  Problems surfaced when the Outfitter suddenly and without notice went out of business and failed to refund the money to our generous donor.  Gary went online and searched the four corners trying to catch up to the owner of the Outfitter, but was unable to make contact.  Then, the original donor that won the hunt reached out to Gary and said he needed to donate his trip to an OATH Veteran due to work conflicts, so now this is a bonafide OATH trip.  This is where Forrest and his amazing team at Tines and Feathers enters the equation.   After seeing some of Gary’s notes on Facebook trying to locate the Outfitter, Forrest reached out to Gary.  After a phone call between the two, Forrest VERY GENEROUSLY offered to host the pair at his Outfitter service in Illinois.   He didn’t have to do this, folks, but he wanted to and we are incredibly humbled by his generosity and his willingness to host our OATH pair.  How amazing…   To Forrest and the ENTIRE Tines and Feathers Outfitters Family, thank you for supporting OATH and her worthy Veterans !!!

As with all of our events, we give you the opportunity to donate to a cause and know EXACTLY where your donations are going.  There aren’t very many organizations that can do that, but at OATH, that’s exactly what we do !!!  For this specific trip, we are seeking $1,000 to help offset the costs for any gear or equipment or services provided to the attending Hero.  If you would like to donate and help support the costs associated with this specific trip, you can do so by using the PayPal link below.  This PayPal link has a short reference code implemented that will earmark your donated funds for this specific event, so you can rest assured that the money you donate TO this event is used FOR this event.  If you’d rather send a check, please reach out to Gary for full details.


November 11, 2016
November 14, 2016
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Tines and Feathers Outfitters, LLC
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