OL: How do you accommodate each individual veteran on a hunt?
TM: We help these veterans make their own adaptations. We want to show them they're capable of hunting and fishing, not tell them how to do it. Hunting and fishing present both challenges and opportunities. When we get other veterans in the woods, we feel comfortable talking to them, and they open up to us. When we pick them up at the airport, there's not really a smile on their faces. But when we're all sitting around laughing, talking, and joking like we would in the military, you can see the change. It's a buddy trip, and it makes us forget what's wrong, whether it's amputations or PTSD. It's a safe zone, and we start to try things, like climbing a deer stand for the first time since an injury.