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Mission Statement

To give back, to those who have taken an oath to pay the ultimate sacrifice, by hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities. Giving them an avenue for education, relaxation, and adventure.

WHO ARE WE?

AMERICAN HERO HUNT IS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT TAKES VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS ON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES.

A SALUTE TO OUR HEROES THROUGH THE GREAT OUTDOORS! 

Why Hunt With Us?

We want You! (Uncle Sam style) No, really we do. The one who signed the line and took the oath for our country and community. 

  • Camaraderie: Recharge with like minded comrades
  • Relaxation: Take a break from everyday life
  • Education: Learn a new skill or hobby

What You Can Expect

Show up and leave the rest to us! Whether it's fishing with a charter, camping out and/or hunting, we have it covered. We are there for you and because of you. Our goal is for you to have an awesome time and make friends along the way. 

  • Private Land Hunt: Thanks to generous donors! We will normally set up camp and "Rough it" for a few days and hunt to get you to harvest an animal.
  • Outfitter: A little less "Roughing it" but always a great time. It's always all about the Hero no matter what. Whether a full weekend hunt or just a day outing, it's always a great time.
  • Gear For You: When we take a Hero on a trip we will always have gear to help you one way or another, For your time with us and when you go home.

Our Board of Directors

Justin Jones Founder and Board President

Justin Jones Board President

Justin Jones is the President and Founder of American Hero Hunt. He is 34 years old and married with 2 boys ages 7 and 5. He and his family run a small hobby farm and all have a passion for the outdoors. This is the story of his involvement with American Hero Hunt. 

"Being a Veteran, I have always had a calling to give back to people, especially other veterans. I started American Hero Hunt in 2016 as just a small way to give back to a couple deserving veterans each year. I put out an application online for two hunts, one waterfowl and one whitetail. The first two hunters came to camp in fall of 2017. Doing everything as DIY, we hunted public land for waterfowl on Lake Erie and a private property for whitetail in Logan County Ohio. It was a hard task to make sure the heroes could harvest game but I soon found out it wasn’t all about the harvest. It was way more than that."

Since then, American Hero Hunt has continued to grow immensely. They started out with 3 founding board members and now have 15 active board members with 4 officers of the board. American Hero Hunt would not be where it is today without all the help from past and present board members, donors and local sponsors. 

Over the past couple years, AHH has been able to take 10-12 veterans and first responders on hunting and fishing trips, each year. When they take a Hero on a trip, they try to outfit them from head to toe with what is needed for their adventure and then send them home with that gear. This way they can continue to pursue the hobby in the outdoors.

"Being able to take a Hero on a hunt or fishing trip is one thing but being able to give back and build a relationship with them is priceless. Hanging out together, building camaraderie, swapping stories and just being able to relax, is what it is all about. It gives me great pride and accomplishment to be a part of a deserving hero’s weekend adventure and see them genuinely be able to relax and enjoy themselves, outside the stresses of everyday life."

"When on the trips with Heroes, it amazes me to see their humbleness and gratitude for what American Hero Hunt is doing. The trip is all about them and they are so selfless that they try to downplay their service and our need to give back to them. It’s just a true testament as to why we want to do what we do for our Heroes."

American Hero Hunt's goal is to be able to serve as many veterans and first responders a year as possible. Taking them on a multitude of hunting, fishing and camping trips all over the country. There is never enough gratitude given to those who sign the dotted line in the armed forces and those that risk their lives here at home, being public servants.

"Again, thank you to all those who support our cause and those that sponsor us in our mission to give back to our Nation’s Heroes."

Justin H Jones

President and Founder of American Hero Hunt

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Mike Lake Vice President

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Secretary Randy Bussart American Hero Hunt

Randy Bussart Secretary

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Cody Thoman Treasurer

Like a large number of others, Cody has had a passion for the outdoors and giving back to our nation’s heroes since he was a small child. Having grown up in a military family and then going on to serve himself in the U.S. Army as an infantryman his love for country and all things outdoors runs deep.

Cody considers himself blessed to be afforded the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of American Hero Hunt and is always looking forward to the next outdoor adventure with heroes that come from the greatest nation on earth!

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Brandon Harmon Board Member

It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of The American Hero Hunt. As a board director, Brandon is able to share and pass on many of the things he's been fortunate to experience in the outdoors. With those experiences, Brandon has met some of the best women and men that share the same love for the outdoors as he.
 
Brandon wants to say thank you to the men and women in the Military and Law Enforcement. He's always wanted to give back to the people who keep us safe and feel this special opportunity serves that. God bless!
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Eric Melrose Board Member

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Ryan Gerber Board Member

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Logan Hissong Board Member

Being a part of American Hero Hunt is very special to Logan and his family.  Logan feels honored to be part of a group that gives back to our Military and Law Enforcement.  There are not enough words to express how thankful and grateful they are for the sacrifice our fellow men and women have given so we can all enjoy our daily lives. 
 
When Logan is not participating in American Hero Hunt, He's actively pursuing his outdoor hobbies such as hunting, fishing, and trapping with his family.
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Matt Schehl Board Member

Matt is a father and husband. After serving in the United States Army, Matt found a passion for the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, and camping are things he looks forward to in his free time. Combining outdoor adventures and giving back to our heroes is a perfect fit for him.

 "It's an amazing experience, spending time with our heroes in the outdoors. I look forward to every opportunity. I'd like to thank all of our first responders and military service men and women for the sacrifices they make every day for our country".
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Levi Lamp Board Member

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Travis Lindner Board Member

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Derek Beaver Board Member

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Hunter Nance Board Member

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Roy Adams Board Member

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Mike McKee Board Member

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Why Hunt With Us?

We want You! (Uncle Sam style) No, really we do. The one who signed the line and took the oath for our country and community. 

  • Camaraderie: Recharge with like minded comrades
  • Relaxation: Take a break from everyday life
  • Education: Learn a new skill or hobby

What You Can Expect

Show up and leave the rest to us! Whether it's fishing with a charter, camping out and/or hunting, we have it covered. We are there for you and because of you. Our goal is for you to have an awesome time and make friends along the way. 

  • Private Land Hunt: Thanks to generous donors! We will normally set up camp and "Rough it" for a few days and hunt to get you to harvest an animal.
  • Outfitter: A little less "Roughing it" but always a great time. It's always all about the Hero no matter what. Whether a full weekend hunt or just a day outing, it's always a great time.
  • Gear For You: When we take a Hero on a trip we will always have gear to help you one way or another, For your time with us and when you go home.
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