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Hunting with Heroes Weekend Continues to Honor Veterans and Welcome them Home

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Bellingham, WA — For the 4th consecutive year, McNett® Corporation with the help of local sponsors, will send 10 deserving vets to the Hunting with Heroes™ veteran appreciation weekend taking place October 2-5 in Klickitat, WA. Hunting with Heroes is an annual event to honor veterans in their community as well as provide a healing experience for area vets.

“The Hunting with Heroes weekend offers so much more than guided hunting excursions, trophy steelhead and amazing BBQ,” said Travis Huisman, McNett CEO, “but it also gives local Veterans a venue for connecting with other service members.”

Participants will begin their journey to the hunting and fishing grounds on Thursday, October 2 at noon. Celebrity and Golden Globe nominee, Ronald Lee Ermey, AKA “the Gunny,” will lead a procession of motorcycles driven by the Legion Riders, Patriot Guard Riders and Bellingham Police Department through town. Veterans will be escorted in VIP-fashion via a parade route as local schools and businesses wave flags and wish them well before heading east for an amazing weekend of hunting and fishing.

Event sponsors include McNett, Home for Heroes, SOG Specialty Knives & Tools, Yeager’s Sporting Goods, American Legion Post 7, Marine Corps League, Moss Adams, Columbia Bank, US Bank, Northern Marine & General Contracting, H & M Electric, The Unity Group, ProPack, DRYFT Fishing Waders and Cascades Flyfishing Expeditions. For more information, please visit:

About Hunting with Heroes

For the 4th consecutive year, McNett has partnered with non-profit Home with Heroes™ for the Hunting with Heroes appreciation weekend. The event serves to honor area veterans and to provide an outlet to connect with other service members. Participants are treated to an all-expense paid weekend of pheasant hunting, fishing and great food on a private ranch.

About McNett

For over three decades, McNett and its family of brands, Gear Aid™, Outgo®, M Essentials™, Aquamira® and McNett® Tactical, have provided quality, innovative products for the dive, outdoor, sporting goods and military markets. With its unique blend of reliable products and personality, McNett enhances the lives of people working and playing outside.

McNett’s corporate philanthropy efforts also include lending support to causes and organizations including: the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Rivers of Recovery, and the Take a Kid Outside program. For more information, please visit:


Gerald Craft

Consumer Marketing Director