About Gallant Heart
Gallant Heart is the product of the efforts of patriots who originally ran the Wounded Veteran Pheasant Hunt as a stand-alone 501c3 in 2017. Through the incredible support of the local community, we were able to incorporate Gallant Heart in 2019. This has allowed us to provide more services to those who are willing to sacrifice it all for our country and our freedoms. Gallant Heart is a Salem County, NJ-based 501c3 which operates with a voluntary staff of veterans and civilians with the common goal of providing experiences that will ultimately contribute to the overall quality of life for our American heroes.
Wounded Veteran Pheasant Hunt
Gallant Heart’s annual flagship pheasant hunt for 3 days and 2 nights is hosted in Salem County, NJ. This event is facilitated in collaboration with New Jersey Fish and Wildlife, local Veteran organizations, and south jersey farms. Veterans arrive from across the country Friday evening and are greeted with local hospitality. Travel accommodations, meals, hunting licenses, gear, pheasants, firearms, and shells are provided as 24 veterans spend Saturday morning hunting together at a 12-station tower shoot. Saturday evening, hunters are brought back together to continue to relax and bond over a homemade meal, campfire, typical military banter from day’s events, and sharing of stories. This time allows the building of relationships with fellow veterans, Gallant Heart staff and volunteers with hopes of making new connections for the future. Sunday, veterans leave with a sense of camaraderie, full bellies, and many stories with a new resource to call upon when needed.
WVPH Ambassador Program
An opportunity for past hunters of the Wounded Veteran Pheasant Hunt to return as a mentor and team leader for first time hunters.
Gallant Heart Charters
Small groups of 4-6 veterans in the South Jersey area for a full day of charter fishing.
Gallant Heart Hunter Mentor Program
A specifically designed and developed program to engage active duty service members and veterans that have a great interest in hunting and the outdoors but need that little bit of guidance and experience to feel comfortable. Each hunter is paired with a mentor or mentor team to provide the best possible knowledge, instruction, and experience.