‘Operation Outdoor Freedom’ Invites Wounded Veterans To Partake In Upcoming Hunting, Fishing Trips
By Space Coast Daily // January 18, 2017
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FLORIDA – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam invites Florida’s wounded veterans to register for upcoming outdoor recreational events across the state through the “Operation Outdoor Freedom” program.
In the next three months, there are more than a dozen recreational events, like hunting and fishing, available to wounded veterans across Florida.
Since the program was launched in 2011, more than 2,500 wounded veterans have participated in “Operation Outdoor Freedom” events at no cost.
“Operation Outdoor Freedom is a special way of connecting the natural resources our state is blessed with to the men and women who’ve courageously and selflessly put their lives on the line,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.
“It’s the least we can do for those who have done so much for us.”
The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, organizes and hosts events where participants can fish, hunt, boat and more. Outdoor excursions are held regularly on state forests and private lands throughout Florida and are funded through private donations. Upcoming activities include turkey, hog and deer hunts ranging from North Florida to South Florida.
Other events held throughout the year include: alligator and deer hunts, quail hunts, fishing, kayaking and canoeing.
Visit OperationOutdoorFreedom.com for more information about how Operation Outdoor Freedom is working to honor Florida’s wounded veterans and how to get involved.
All funding for Operation Outdoor Freedom is generated through private donations and support.