Do you know about our 2015 Wounded Hero Elk hunt...?
Giving back to our wounded heroes...

The Nevada Outfitters and Guides Association (NOGA) is currently working on their 5th Annual Wounded Hero project to provide a U.S. military person with a free elk tag and guided week-long Nevada hunting trip during the 2015 fall hunting season.

This year's wounded hero is Chuck Mawhinney, military Veteran from, Baker City, Oregon. Chuck joined the USMC in Oct. 1967 right out of high school. He attended Scout Sniper School at Camp Pendleton and graduated in April 1968. From there he received orders to Vietnam where upon arrival he was assigned as a rifleman to 1st Marine Division, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Battalion Lima Company. He worked in this unit for 3 months and then worked as a scout sniper for different companies with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions. The majority of his time was spent with the Delta Company where he served a 13 month tour with two back to back extensions. During his tour he is credited with 103 confirmed NVA-VC kills and 216 probables. Chuck has always credited the high number of kills in Vietnam to the longevity of the time he was in the country, a target rich environment, outstanding spotters he worked with and the dedicated Marines he served with. Upon returning to civilian life back in Oregon, Chuck remains an avid shooter, hunter, and instructor.

Optics manufacturer Leupold Stevens and the Winecup Gamble Ranch in Montello, Nevada, have again enthusiastically jumped on board as project sponsors. Leupold Stevens is donating a Leupold rifle scope, spotting scope, and range finder to the designated wounded hero. The Winecup Gamble Ranch is donating an expensive elk tag as well as lodging for the hunt.

This project was originally inspired by a NOGA member, who wanted to do something meaningful to "give back" to those who have laid their lives on the line to protect our freedom. This year two licensed Master Guides will guide the veteran on a six-day hunt, using their extensive hunting expertise, and equipment

NOGA members are working to raise funds for the hunt and gather donations of hunting gear, clothing, and/or cash for the recipient's travel expenses and pre/post hunt lodging, so the experience will be totally free.

Everyone we've approached so far echoes the words of the Master Guide who inspired this project: "It just feels good to be doing this." We hope you will feel the same and contribute whatever you can to help make this hunt a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity for one of our veterans.

Please make checks payable to "NV Outfitters and Guides Association" and send them to the address below. Contact me with your questions or to arrange for shipment or local pickup of your donated items. All donations to our nonprofit organization for this project are tax deductible and will be gratefully acknowledged on our website and in project publicity. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Nevada Outfitter & Guide Assoc.
P.O. Box 28-1251
Lamoille, NV. 89828

Dwight Lindquist, Master Guide
Mike Morrison, Master Guide

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