Problem: I consider myself fortunate that those few times I make it home, I can go to my brothers' hunting club. It's a win-win for all involved because they love to hear of my experiences allowing them to stay in touch with the service of military members and I usually get the choice stand for my short visit. Many of the military guys don't have this option and when you only have two weeks at home, there isn't time for scouting on public lands when you also need to spend time with family and friends (Try explaining spending a week in the woods to mom who hasn't seen you in 2-3 years--not a good idea). Therefore even when you make it home, many times you still don't get a chance to hunt.
Solution: I propose a new organization (name TBD-It's been suggested "Hunting Heroes" but to be honest I'm not fond of the overuse of the term "Heroes" today). This organization would track landowners and/or hunting clubs by area which would like to host a military member and offer an opportunity for them to share in their good fortunes and share their hunting opportunities with these guys. When the soldier/sailor/airman returns home, he contacts the coordinator for that area who would then pass to him the nearest participating landowner/hunting club. This would allow them to coordinate possible hunting opportunities.
This isn't rocket science and would be so easy to accomplish with just an Excel spreadsheet and some pro-bono paperwork by attorneys to ensure that any landowner concerns are accounted for. If someone doesn't start a program similar to this then I will when I retire but currently I'm living overseas (again) and do not have the opportunity to accomplish such an easy task.
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