Got questions? We’ve listed the most frequently asked questions about the organization and its events below. Click on each question to see the corresponding answer. If you still are unsure or have a question that isn’t covered below, feel free to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
What expenses are participants responsible for?
Participants are housed on the property and fed during each event. They also are provided with licenses, and hunting/fishing gear. Travel expenses (with receipt) are covered and a food allowance is given while traveling to and from the event. We limit food expenses on travel days to $25 a day per participant. Basically, participants pay nothing to be part of an event. The only exception to this policy is the Gun Build event. We require each participant to pay $500 toward the purchase of the kit. The kits cost us $1,000 each.
Do vets have to pay for their families to attend Family Camp?
No, the cost of the camp and travel expenses for the family are covered. There is no cost for the participants or their families.
On hunting events, are the mentors hunting also?
No, hunting is only done by the participants. The mentors assist with getting participants to/from the hunting locations, stay with you at your site, and also help drive the deer or call the turkeys to you.
Are there accommodations for hunting by wheelchair users?
The organization has tracked off-road chairs for participants to use while hunting. We also have extra large portable ground blinds which can accommodate you, the tracked chair and your mentor. Our lodging is also handicapped accessible.
Does H4H have hunting equipment for participants to use?
Yes, weapons, gear, and calls (when needed) are provided.
Are H4H mentors, officers or volunteers paid?
No, this is a completely volunteer-run organization. All mentors, officers and volunteers donate their time without financial compensation.
Who qualifies to be a participant?
We concentrate on wounded military personnel returning from OEF missions in Afghanistan and OIF missions in Iraq. We consider others on a case-by-case basis. Please see our events page for more details on qualifications and opportunities to participate.
What is the average length of an event?
Family Camp goes from Sunday to the following Sunday. For all other events, participants arrive on Wednesday and leave Sunday morning.
Can participants bring their own event relevant weapon or equipment?
Yes, participants are welcome to bring their own relevant weapons. However, there is a supply of equipment for those who don’t have their own.