Combating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) One Hunt At A Time
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Mission & Vision

(HWAH®) is a 501-c (3) non-profit organization founded by Ron Gooding, a South Carolina resident. HWAH understands the importance of the correct treatment for families dealing with multiple deployments and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We are driven to heal the entire family, not just the Soldier, Marine, Seaman or Airman. We want to heal the children and spouse as well. Our newly revised vision and mission is to build the future Dallis Pavilion, a PTSD Treatment facility to be built in the near future. This $5 million venture has started with the architect's plans already being delivered. HWAH has expanded our vision and mission to include aid to Fire Fighters and Police officers. Secondarily, HWAH was designed to improve the public’s understanding and awareness of the benefits of forest and wildlife management and conservation through its partnership with NWTF CEO George Thornton, Dr. James Earl Kennamer and The National Wild Turkey Federation as well as forestry education and land grants from the S.C. Forestry Commission.

HWAH has now teamed up with Ultimate Shot ProductionsTM and started filming our show "Hunting With A Hero"! We are looking to air this season! This move has made the possibilities of helping our Hero's and their families even greater.


  • Recognizing the service of active duty military personnel.
  • Raising funds to build the Dallis Pavilion PTSD Treatment facility.
  • Building lasting relationships among soldiers, sponsors, the SC Forestry Commission, The National Wild Turkey Federation and its Chapters and other organizations which provide hunting opportunities or support.
  • Improving awareness of forest and wildlife management, conservation, through the S.C. Forestry Commission, National Wild Turkey Federation and other natural resource agencies and organizations.
  • Providing critical assistance in these areas.

Mode of operation:

Individuals and businesses sponsor a soldier by purchasing a hunt, ranging from $100.00 Dove Hunts, $500.00 Wild Boar hunts and up to $1000.00 for Trophy Whitetail Hunts on Private Plantations and Estates. The paying individual or business is teamed up with an active duty soldier who may have some, little or no hunting background. Then, the hunt is on! The hunt fee covers the costs for the sponsor and his/her soldier to participate and funds a Family Readiness Group. Ultimately, all funds help Hunting with a Hero
® provide safe and successful hunts for the soldiers and provide mission-critical support for their spouses and families.

All types of sponsors are welcome!

The National Wild Turkey Federation has Partnered with Hunting With A Hero® and together, they have committed to providing both Soldier and Sponsor with environmental education and hunting events that will grow the membership base of The NWTF and increase the number of first time hunters, by providing the hunting resources, correct education in environmental and wildlife management, and Hunter Safety. The South Carolina Forestry Commission is providing approximately 1,600 acres and support for hunting in Jasper County, SC. Bill Dallis, Senior Pro Staff with PSE Archery and Owner of Ultimate Shot Productions is a committed life-long partner, sponsoring bows, turkey hunts and videotaped hunts for the life of this venture. Other sponsors have offered and provided supplies, equipment and hunting opportunities.

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