Director of Fishing & Hunting
FISHING & HUNTING
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour is a series two-day tournaments, held at various locations around the country. Each tournament consists of an Open/Team Competition for anglers who like to fish from a boat and a Bank Competition for competitors who prefer to fish from shore.
In the Open/Team Competition, disabled anglers are paired with able-bodied partners who serve as coaches, choose baits, and help find fishing locations. On the first day of competition only the disabled anglers compete for prizes. On the second day, the paired anglers compete as a team for cash prizes.
Disabled anglers in the Bank Competition are paired with volunteers who assist them in whatever they cannot do themselves while fishing.
In both events, prizes are awarded based on the total weight of the five heaviest fish on each day’s tournament.
Shooting & Hunting
SHOOTING SPORTS AND COMPETITIONS Paralyzed Veterans of America supports shooting and hunting activities for people living with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) in many ways: Spearheading passage of the Disabled Sportsmen's Access Act of 1998 Furthering the 37 Action Points of the 2000 National Shooting Sports Foundation Summit Donating adaptive outdoor equipment to military installations and state wildlife agencies Organizing shooting events nationwide NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS CIRCUIT All shooters with disabilities and able-bodied shooters compete as equals in the various disciplines of shooting on the Shooting Sports Circuit. Whether it's clay targets, paper targets, or long-range targets, the Shooting Sports Circuits offers a wide variety of opportunities and competitions for both the recreational shooter and the competitive shooter.
Our Paralyzed veterans and their families have sacrificed much for our freedom and our way of life. Regardless of your hunting or angling preference, we are all bound together as those who have served and in an unbroken bond with nature. We need to continue this bond by sharing stories, inviting a friend to experience it for the first time, and protecting our rights and our lands. Being outdoors and immersed in nature heals our scars, our minds, our hearts, and our souls. For Paralyzed veterans these experiences can often be an event of a lifetime and is extremely therapeutic for those who could use a helping hand in recovery. The number one focus for our veterans is the ability to maintain and put forth a positive attitude, especially in the face of adversity.