Brett Ward

I came to AFL not knowing what to expect. There was a couple of times prior to the trip I thought I’d have to cancel however, I knew sometimes you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone in order to grow. I was relieved to know AFL was being flexible with my disability and it was evident they were doing everything in their power to make me feel comfortable. Words can’t describe my experience during the week long 2016 Deer hunt. I didn’t know this week would have such a wonderful impact on me. I realized when hunting, I wasn’t just hunting but reconnecting with myself and other people through nature. I had the opportunity to hunt different properties everyday I was with AFL. While on each property I saw so many different things in nature I’ve never seen before. I felt a sense of peace and serenity which helped me get out of my own head. I met some of the greatest people here (guides and fellow Veterans) and I know I will have these friendships for long term.

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