Quail Hunting in the Carolinas

There is nothing quite like seeing a good bird dog going on point, and then not knowing whether you will have a single quail or an explosion of a whole covey of 8 to 24 birds. They’ll explode into a short rapid flight reaching up to 40 miles per hour, but they can’t handle long flights. Missed birds usually can be seen landing just out of gun range where they run through the ground cover to a new hiding spot and the pursuit continues! Watching a dog and its handler work the cover is a unique experience. Quail hunting provides our warriors with a unique opportunity to match their honed, combat skills against a 4-ounce opponent and in that process, they must focus on something so different for them that accumulated past stress drains away. By the end of the hunt, it is smiles and back slaps all around.

Deer Hunting

Deer Hunting, like quail hunting is a new experience for many of our warriors. They experience switch grass, tree belts, crop land, wetland sloughs and draws, surrounded by hundreds of acres of rolling woods and fields that provide a one-of-a-kind peaceful tranquility. One of our warriors said, “there is nothing more humbling than trying to stalk through the dry leaves, or sit as quietly as possible in a stand, only to hear a buck snort or stomp its hooves, then watch as it ‘flags’ and bolts for the deep cover…changed my life right then and there.” The campfire and bunkhouse stories at the end of the day all add to “hitting the off switch” for our warriors.


Why Do We Take
Warriors Hunting

There are few activities that can be more relaxing and rewarding than hunting, and there are several reasons why the sport can make you a happier person. Not only is hunting good for the environment and animal populations, but it is great for physical and mental health as well.

Most people are extremely busy, and they rarely sit still and focus on one thing for more than a few minutes. During the work week, their mind may be racing with countless things they need to accomplish. This is especially true if you have a lot of responsibilities at work and at home. But when they’re hunting, all of that can, and usually goes away. Being surrounded by nature is a very calming experience. There is also science behind why hunting is so relaxing. While the act of hunting itself can have moments of intense physical activity, after firing a shot, our body releases endorphins. These hormones are what lead to feelings of happiness and contentment. Releasing them on a regular basis can dramatically improve a person’s overall wellbeing.

Many of the best-respected behavioral scientists of our times, including Sigmund Freud, William James, Carl Jung, Erich Fromm, Marie-Louise von Franz, and Karl Menninger, have written that hunting is a natural, healthy part of human nature. Hunting is a very basic instinct programmed into the master computer of our species for survival purposes that has been elevated by ethics to become a “sport,” which enables us to express our basic biological identity. In the act of hunting, man becomes, however briefly, part of nature again. He returns to the natural state, becomes one with the animal, and is freed from the burdens of his modern-day life. In stalking the animal, he and the animal become equals, even though man eventually shows his superiority by use of his weapons. Hunting, like sport and play, is good for mind, body, and spirit.

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