Central Wisconsin Fur, Fin, & Feather partnered with Field of Dreams Hunt Program this summer and sponsored a Great Lakes fishing trip of a lifetime on Lake Michigan, near Kewaunee, WI for one of the members of the FOD hunt program. Field of Dreams is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Rice Lake, WI designed to provide disabled sportsmen and women with the chance to pursue their outdoor dreams.
Their mission is to bring a sense of normalcy to an otherwise limited life by awarding members of the Field of Dream Hunt Program hunting and fishing opportunities both locally as well as destination outings. The Field of Dreams flagship program is to match disabled hunters with guides and landowners during a gun/deer hunt.
Thomas Slayton Jr. (TJ) was awarded this year’s Michigan fishing trip and was accompanied on the outing by Field of Dreams Program Coordinator Jeff VanGuilder and boat owner Darryl Dostal.
Overall, the trip was a success. The weather cooperated as well as the bite. TJ and the group hooked into over 18 fish, including a 20 lb. salmon. “You cannot possibly imagine what a 20 lb. salmon does to you when it’s screaming line out. The sheer size of the fish next to TJ was unbelievable. You can’t put a price tag on that.” Said VanGuilder.
TJ said, “The trip went great, I have a new fish for my trophy wall…just one more life long dream checked off my bucket list.” The taxidermy services will be donated by the Field of Dreams Hunting Program.
Central Wisconsin Fur, Fin, & Feather’s Secretary, Jared Younker said, “This program aligns with our mission so closely—FOD is doing such a great thing. We’re really glad we could play such a small part in this awesome initiative and can’t wait for future projects with Field of Dreams.”
Learn more about the Field of Dreams Hunting Program at http://www.fieldofdreamshuntprogram.org.