Our mission is to improve the quality of life for US Veterans and their families through education, fellowship and building on tradition by providing recreational opportunities during their recovery and rehabilitation to promote healing and personal esteem.
The Jackson County Hunting Heroes started in 2013 with an idea to do a local wounded warrior type activity.
It was decided to do a muzzle loading deer hunt in our WV muzzle loading season. We started with no money and the idea. Through volunteer efforts and lots of raffle tickets, hat and tee shirt sales and donations we conducted the first hunt December, 2013. From the start it was a success and a blessing to both hunters and volunteers. Since that time, we have successfully conducted 4 hunts with 100 veterans participating in the hunts. We have seen many happy outcomes from these hunts.
Suicides have been prevented, hunters have regained memory, come to peace with their combat experiences and one even moved from Florida to West Virginia to be nearer to people who cared.
Other programs offered include a spring turkey hunt for a smaller group, plans for a monthly veteran’s assistance meeting and a place for veterans to “hang out” in our remodeled “Heroes Hall” room.
In our hunts offered we provide the hunters with a hunting license, lodging, meals, a guide, meat cutting service and a weapon to use.
The people in and around Jackson County have donated in excess of 8,000 acres to be used for the veteran’s hunts. All the people administering and participating as guides, meat cutters, cooks, etc. are volunteers. Any and all monies raised to support the Jackson County Hunting Heroes is used for the veterans and no salaries are paid.
From December 7-10, 2017 Parchment Valley experienced its’ fifth annual invasion of Veterans participating in the Jackson County Hunting Heroes (JCHH) annual muzzle loading deer hunt.
Twenty-seven veterans from locations as far away as New Mexico and Oklahoma attend the fifth JCHH event, although most were West Virginia veterans.
They were successful more so than in the past in that the 27 hunters harvested 29 deer.
This is a community supported event with local volunteers from businesses, Future Farmers of America, the Vo-Tech culinary school and local citizens coming together to honor our veterans and offer them support and thanks for their sacrifices of personal time, safety and family to keep our country strong and safe.
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