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    Default L.E.E.K. Hunting Preserve - Wounded Warrior Hunt camp

    Hi fellows.
    Just wanted to share some info.
    A neighboring farm to our hunting lease has been converted to a Hunting Camp for our Wounded Heroes.
    L.E.E.K Hunt Preserve is outside the Shinglehouse/Oswayo area and is actively being used for hunts by our young men whilst they recover.

    Any spare change you can donate through their Pay-Pal button will go to help gear up hunters with not much else but time. It truly helps a mans' rehabilitation of their soul as well as their body.


    L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve
    www.leekpreserve.org

    Started by U.S. Army COL (Ret.), Ed Fisher, and his brother, U.S. Coast Guard, BMCM (Ret.), Lew Fisher.
    Both Lew, Ed, and their wives, Evelyn, and Kate, have formed the L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve in Potter County, PA.

    The L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve, in conjunction with Walter Reed Army Hospital, and the Wounded Warrior Program, outfit America's returning wounded heroes for a full week of hunting.
    They are provided with: guides, wheel chair accessible facilities, clothing, weapons, room and board, in essence EVERYTHING they need, - all gratis -, as a way of saying "Thank You"!


    If you should feel so inclined, your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation is also welcome and very much appreciated.
    Stop by and see them at http:www.leekpreserve.org.


    There are an estimated 1.3 million disabled veterans living in the United States right now. Just in the past few years, over 1,200 servicemen and women have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with physical disabilities that limit the range of activities they can enjoy.

    LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve offers disabled veterans opportunities to participate in outdoor recreational activities in a completely accessible and supportive environment.

    Hunting and fishing facilities located on this 256-acre property are designed for wheelchair and vehicle access. Lodging and trail vehicles provide our veterans maximum comfort and enjoyment. During their stay, visitors of LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve are pampered with home-cooked meals and partnered with experienced local outdoorsmen, many of whom are also veterans.

    Located in scenic north central Pennsylvania, LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve is part of a community that recognizes and values the sacrifices of our disabled service members. Please visit www.leekpreserve.org or contact us for more information at 410-322-4610. (read less)
    There are an estimated 1.3 million disabled veterans living in the United States right now. Just in the past few years, over 1,200 servicemen and women have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with physical disabilities that limit the range of activities they can enjoy.

    LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve offers disabled veterans opportunities to participate in outdoor recreational activities in a completely accessible and supportive environment.

    Hunting and fishing facilities located on this 140-acre property are designed for wheelchair and vehicle access. Lodging and trail vehicles provide our veterans maximum comfort and enjoyment. During their stay, visitors of LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve are pampered with home-cooked meals and partnered with experienced local outdoorsmen, many of whom are also veterans.

    Located in scenic north central Pennsylvania, LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve is part of a community that recognizes and values the sacrifices of our disabled service members. Please visit www.leekpreserve.org or contact us for more information at 410-322-4610.
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    Default Re: L.E.E.K. Hunting Preserve - Wounded Warrior Hunt camp

    Nice Article written about my compadre in the Lancaster paper on Jan2 2011.



    By DAVID O'CONNOR, Staff WriterMedia Center

    Dave Gibble and others work at the preserve several months ago in Potter County.





    Manheim native Dave Gibble calls himself "an outgoing person."
    So it wasn't surprising when, a couple years ago, he stopped to talk with his neighbors in Potter County, in the northern tier of Pennsylvania.
    That conversation convinced Gibble, a professional contractor, to lead a Lancaster County-based team of family, friends and co-workers as they used their skills on behalf of U.S. military veterans.
    Now, thanks to Gibble and the others, LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve in the tiny town of Oswayo, Potter County, "is 1,000 times nicer than it was," in the words of a facility official.
    The 256-acre preserve includes a home where disabled veterans can stay while hunting and fishing. Gibble enlisted the help of 10 Lancaster County residents including friends and family and individuals who work in excavating and construction to build a new firing range, install a new flagpole and a handicapped-accessible entrance to the home and make other improvements.
    Gibble, who is in his early 40s, has a house a mile and a half away from the LEEK preserve.
    "I told them, 'This is what I do for a living' and this was a chance to help our veterans," said Gibble, who hopes to steer publicity toward the veterans' cause.
    The LEEK preserve gets its name from the first names of the military brothers who founded it U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) Lew Fisher and U.S. Army Col. (Ret.) Ed Fisher and their wives, Elaine and Kate.
    Col. Fisher, a Delaware County native, said Gibble "just all of a sudden showed up and started helping. ... He's just been a very, very valuable asset.
    "He's provided us with services that would have cost us many thousands of dollars, along with the help of your people (from Lancaster County). ... We'd like to thank them publicly."
    Gibble has seen the economy hurt his contracting business, as it has many in the construction industry.
    "When things in your own life aren't going well," he said, "I've learned that helping others gets your mind off of them."
    The Lancaster-area team's work came to fruition Oct. 23, when a ceremony was held at the Potter County site to mark the opening of a new barracks.
    It is named Dunham barracks in honor of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Dunham, who was killed in action while saving his comrades in Iraq in 2004.
    Dunham, the second recipient of the Medal of Honor in Operation Iraqi Freedom, was a native of Scio, N.Y., a small town just across the border from Potter County.
    With its dedication, the new Dunham barracks now houses the many "wounded warriors" who visit the preserve annually.
    When men and women are wounded in the course of defending their country, Gibble said, people too often "want to throw them out and have them be forgotten about. Well, some of us don't want that to happen.
    "A lot of them were at the top of their game and in top physical condition," so they gave everything for their country, and we need to honor them, Gibble said.
    For more information on the Potter County preserve and the new home for veterans, visit www.leekpreserve.org or call (410) 322-4610.
    doconnor@lnpnews.com


    Read more: http://articles.lancasteronline.com/...#ixzz19zYw0QlH
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    I was fortunate enough to participate in their winter hunt last year,and they were simply incredible. It was a no pressure, extremely accommodating and comfortable environment. Not only do the men and women of L.E.E.K provide a place of healing, brotherhood,and reassurance of our abilities to return to outdoor activities despite our injuries. The community where they are located is a throw back to the days of true patriotism and respect for all service members.The experience changed my life in countless positive ways. Myself and my family are so incredibly grateful. Please consider donating, sponsoring a veteran, gear, guns, land, or your time Literally anything so the wonderful men and women at L.E.E.K can continue to change the lives of veterans like myself. Thank Lou,Ed,Elaine,and Ken. As well as all of the guides,landowners and even the local Boy Scouts.

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    http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/artic...19817/0/SEARCH
    OSWAYO, Pa. — The L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve for Wounded Warriors is getting ready to construct a large hall it will name for Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. Jason Dunham.
    The preserve, which provides at least seven hunting trips and other outdoors activities for wounded and disabled veterans throughout the year named a small living space Cpl. Jason Dunham Barracks shortly after it opened in 2007. Now land is being cleared with a foundation due to be poured before the end of January (depending on weather) for Dunham Hall to replace the small barracks.
    The three-phase, $1.5 million, 1,700-square-foot building project will include east and west wing living areas, each with four bedrooms, two baths, dining and kitchen areas. There will also be a grand hall which will serve as an entranceway to the building and link the two living areas. A walkway along the first floor will serve as a balcony where veterans and their families will be able to view the surrounding forested landscape.
    L.E.E.K. (Live to Enjoy and Experience Kindness) volunteer Richard Getchel said, “Dunham Hall will be not only for veterans, but also for their families. Veterans need their families and they will be able to come up here and relax with their families.” However, the $1.5 million construction cost is an estimate. Although the land has been cleared and the timetable for the foundation work set, according to Getchel, they are only going to be able to complete the first-phase, the east wing, for now.
    “We knew that we wouldn’t be able to raise $1.5 million all at once for the construction of the entire building. Then we realized we could build it in phases, so we decided to do the east wing first. By the time we get the whole building completed the cost of construction will probably increase over the six to seven years it will take to complete, so the total price will have increased.”
    After the first-phase is completed, L.E.E.K. will construct the grand hall as phase-two of the project. In phase-three the second living space will be constructed.
    L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve is a completely volunteer-run facility. According to its mission statement, the preserve is dedicated to offering therapeutic outdoor programs for wounded veterans with all levels of disabilities by providing a friendly handicap-accessible camp environment and activities like hunting and fishing, L.E.E.K. believes in encouraging wounded warriors to focus on their abilities, without compromising their physical limitations. The L.E.E.K. preserve is a safe and friendly environment where wounded service members can assist each other through the healing process, both mentally and physically with activities geared to each veteran’s needs and abilities.
    Founded by the Fisher family in 2007, L.E.E.K. is a charitable, tax-exempt, all-volunteer organization. It not only provides activities, but also supplies the veteran hunters with everything they need including hunting gear and weapons. It accepts donations of new and lightly used hunting clothing and boots.
    In November L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve received a $5,000 contribution from Wellsville resident Evelyn Turner in honor of her brothers and uncles who served in the military. Last week, students from the Alfred State Culinary Arts Baking Department contributed more than 43,500 to L.E.E.K. from its Veterans Day bake sale. Both donations will be used to provide activities for veterans, according to L.E.E.K. board member Steve Macdonald.
    Anyone wishing to help with the construction of Dunham Hall can contribute to the project by designating his or her contribution be put toward Dunham Hall and mailing it to: L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve, 497 State Route 244 East, Oswayo, Pa., 16915.
    Marine Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, of Scio, died in 2004 as a result of a reconnaissance mission in the town of Karabilah, Iraq, which came under attack. His action saved the lives of two Marines.
    In January 2007 he became the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in the Iraq War during a posthumous ceremony in the White House.
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    Default Re: L.E.E.K. Hunting Preserve - Wounded Warrior Hunt camp

    Havent updated for a while.

    Here's a link to the website.

    http://www.leekpreserve.org/
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    New video up on YouTube.
    Celebrating 10 years this year.

    https://youtu.be/xV-4OC3IgJo
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