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Hunting trip of a lifetime for local boy battling leukemia

Hunting trip of a lifetime for local boy battling leukemia

A local family hopes that 2015 brings health to their son. He is battling a life-threatening illness. But, thanks to an area group, he had the chance to live a hunters dream. Click here to see the whole story!
"Take 'Em Outdoors" helps injured veterans fulfill hunting dreams

"Take 'Em Outdoors" helps injured veterans fulfill hunting dreams

The 2013 Wisconsin gun deer season is in the books, but today there was still one special hunt to take place. A wounded warrior was able to hit the woods, thanks to volunteers. Click here to see the whole story!
Apple Creek Whitetail Hunt

Last Event of 2012 Good One For Take 'Em Outdoors and Young Hunter

The last event of 2012 for Take 'Em Outdoors was a great one! Special thanks to Apple Creek Whitetail and Jordan, the young man who got his first deer and one heck of a nice buck! We put together the following video to show you some of the great things we accomplish with Take 'Em Outdoors. It’s been a great 2012. We’ve accomplished so much and moved forward in our effort to give children with terminal illnesses and combat wounded veterans a chance to experience hunting and fishing in Wisconsin. We look forward to bigger and better things in 2013. Thank you to everyone involved! Watch the video »

Giving Kids the Hunt of Their LivesGiving Kids the Hunt of Their Lives

Take 'Em Outdoors recently took a very special young lady out for a deer hunt and the local Fox 11 news crew came out to cover the story.  It was a great day and a lot of fun.  Thank you Fox 11 for showing the public some of what we do. Click here to see the whole story!

First Timer Hunter Lands Trophy Tom with Charity

First Timer Hunter Lands Trophy Tom with CharityMost hunters would be happy to get a 9-3/4" beard, 30 lbs. turkey any time they go hunting. Brandon got one his first ever hunt with Take 'Em Outdoors, a local Green Bay non-profit that takes children with severe and terminal illnesses, as well as combat wounded veterans, into the outdoors.

Brandon was diagnosed with Leukemia on his first birthday. After a lifetime of extensive treatment, the now 13-year old has been cancer free for two years; but his body still suffers from the degradation that comes with battling this disease. Subsequently, Brandon never had the time or opportunity to learn to hunt like other kids until Shad Loch and his local Green Bay charity came into the picture.

"Brandon is a great example of what we do here at Take 'Em Outdoors," organization President Loch recently said. "Here's a kid who wants to learn how to hunt, has never been, and gets to go out and land a giant tom his first time out."

"It was really a special day," he continued. "Those times are what make this organization so truly rewarding."

Take 'Em Outdoors began in 2006 after Loch lost of a good friend and hunting compatriot to cancer. He dedicated himself to helping people stricken with illness and injury find a way to enjoy the great outdoors. It's been a very rewarding experience and it's only getting bigger.

"We've been very fortunate in that so many people volunteer their time and equipment to such a great cause," Loch states. "We have three big events a year and they wouldn't be possible without the help of so many great sportsmen and the donations of so many caring people."

Loch estimates that Take 'Em Outdoors has provided hunting and fishing trips to children with severe or terminal illnesses and combat wounded veterans hundreds of times over the last six years. Take 'Em Outdoors currently hosts three events a year: a spring turkey hunt, a June walleye event and an October pheasant hunt. The organization supplies all of the equipment, land and food for the hunters and family. If you would like to know more, volunteer your time or get involved with Take 'Em Outdoors, you can contact Loch through their website at www.takeemoutdoors.org.