SOWW Retreats

Special Operations Wounded Warriors retreats provide a unique opportunity for fellow service members to come together in a no pressure environment. The retreats are designed to allow relaxation and camaraderie between the individuals. This by nature will foster communication and open dialogue, and allow a self-assessment of themselves.

Below is a list of retreats SOWW has hosted and offers. The scheduled events may vary from year to year

Takin Bacon Annual Events

Our flagship event of the year where 12 - 14 wounded Special Operators enjoy a first class weekend of low country hog hunting in the swamps of NC and SC. All lodging, meals, guided hunts, and numerous gifts are provided at no cost to the Operators.

Family Weekend Annual Event

Our largest event of the year where 30 - 40 Special Operators and their famlies attend an all expenses paid weekend in Myrtle Beach, SC. The weekend includes free admissions to area amusements and free dinners at some of the best restaurants available.

Black Bear Hunt in Maine

Provided by Eagle Mountain Guide Services, 3 - 4 Special Operators participate in a 6 day black bear hunt in the backwoods of Maine. All lodging, meals, and transportation are provided as part of the experience.

Offshore Fishing

On several occasions throughout the year, 3 - 4 Special Operators try their hands at offshore fishing. Currently the opportunities exist off the North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida coastlines.

Golf Vacations

On several occasions throughout the year, 3 - 4 Special Operators are provided with a free weekend of lodging, golf, and meals in the gold capital of the world, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Pheasant Tower Shoot

11 Special Operators get to participate in a pheasant tower shoot outside of Georgetown, SC followed by a competition of sporting clays. Lodging and meals are provided at no cost.

Lousiana Duck Hunt

4 Special Operators participate in a 3 day hunting activity focused on the many species of ducks migrating through the Louisiana wetlands. The weekend consists of early morning duck hunts, afternoon deer hunts and all the best of Cajun cuisine and hospitality.

Texas Helicopter Hog Hunting

Throughout the year, several SOWW recipients will participate in a weekend of helicopter hog hunting located in Texas. This adrenaline packed event is one of the most popular of our events.

Iowa Pheasant Shoot

In partnership with our friends at Brownells, we offer 4 wounded SOF the opportunity to experience some of the best wild pheasant shooting that Iowa has to offer. This is a first class event and wouldn't be possible without our friends at Brownells.

Missouri Whitetail Hunt

An outstanding opportunity to experience some incredible whitetail deer hunting in Missouri. This hunt has provided wounded SOF Veterans the opportunity to harvest some incredible trophy deer over the years.

Kodiak Alaska Hunting & Fishing

5 Special Operators participate in a 5 day Fishing and Hunting trip into a remote lodge outside of Kodiak, Alaska. All lodging, meals, and transportation are provided as part of the experience.

Wyoming Elk & Antelope Hunt

5 Special Operators participate in a 5 day Elk and Antelope and Hunting trip in Wyoming. All lodging, meals, and transportation are provided as part of the experience.