The Grossville Country Club and surrounding ranches will open up the Patriot Warrior Foundation fall hunting season with the Fourth Annual dove hunt and barbeque. Hosts for the event will be Ronnie Zesch, John Haines, Gary and Ronnie Johnson, James Esquell, and Charlie Schmidt.
The forty or so wounded veterans will be arriving Friday and Saturday from Fort Hood’s Warrior Transition Brigade, Project Hope out of Houston, straight out of Brooke Army Medical Center, the Veteran Administration from the San Antonio area, the Marine Treatment Center in San Antonio, and hopefully first responders from West, Texas.
The weekend will kick off with a fish fry on Friday night. Breakfast will be served before daylight followed by a cold cut lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night will be a barbeque dinner hosted by local families. If last year was any indication, I believe a full steer was cooked!
This year a professional skeet and trap team will be set up behind Ronnie’s shop, using a full high house- low house facility for all of our use and entertainment. There may even be some small wagering going on, team and individually, who knows!
As usual, there were a myriad of doves a few weeks ago and now they seem to have moved on. So if any of you ranchers seem to have an over population of doves that you would care to donate, you can let any of us know and we would sure appreciate it.
The highlight of the weekend will be the presentation of the beautiful Texas Star Cut Topaz generously donated by Country Collectibles. The topaz is on display at The Commercial Bank and open for bids until Friday the 13th at the end of the business day. The topaz will be awarded to the winning bidder on Saturday, September 14th at the barbeque dinner at Grossville Country Club.
We feel blessed to give back to those who have given so much for us! We have a busy hunting season scheduled to include two deer hunts, a quail hunt, and ending the season with the big deer hunt in January. Come see us – it’s a feel good thing!