Packing for Grateful Nation Hunt with Help from Vista Outdoor Brands

Nick Clark, an Army veteran and amputee, shared his enthusiasm for his upcoming Grateful Nation pheasant hunt by taking to Facebook. Nick received gear prior to the hunt from Grateful Nation sponsors, including Vista Outdoor brands Federal Premium, Champion, BLACKHAWK!, Hoppe’s, Savage and Bushnell.

Federal Premium Ammunition Grateful Nation is an outdoor adventure series that goes behind the scenes and into the hunting field with American disabled veterans. This unscripted television program takes viewers inside the minds of wounded combat veterans and returns them to their traditional American hunting heritage.

A Note of Thanks from Nick Includes Photos from His Grateful Nation Pheasant Hunt

Last week, we received an update from Nick, who completed his Grateful Nation pheasant hunt at Thunderstik Lodge in South Dakota in November.

“I just wanted to say thank you to all the sponsors for all the great gear I was given before my hunt in South Dakota. Durable camo bag with MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) was very, very nice. I just love that bag. The shotgun was lightweight and shot straight and true all week long. The ammo never failed once and had a beautiful spread. The jackets and hats kept me warm and the sun out of my face while I focused on making good shots on each pheasant. The binos were wonderful and clear for spotting at long distance while the eye-pro kept me safe. While I didn’t get to use the cleaning kits in South Dakota, I have them at home and plan on using them on my own guns. If I forgot any sponsors, please forgive me. I can’t say thank you enough for everything and if there’s anything you guys ever need from me, don’t hesitate to ask. Have a Merry Christmas and God bless you all.”

Nick lost his leg in Afghanistan in 2007 from a rocket grenade attack. He is retired from the Army and lives with his wife and one-year old daughter, Stella, in upstate New York. When he’s not hunting, he’s playing for the Wounded Warrior Amputee softball team or inspiring other amputee veterans and children who were born without a limb or lost a limb from an accident.