United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA)
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United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA) is an all volunteer 501(c)(3)non-profit wish granting charity that specializes in sending critically ill and disabled youth and disabled veterans on the outdoor adventure of their dreams! USSA adventures give our youth and veterans something to look forward to, and help sustain them in their time of need! Families are whisked away from the mundane, man-made world of hospitals, and high medical bills by giving them a place of peace to focus on the quality of life, family ties, and the wonders of our natural world! USSA is composed of a 100% volunteer staff from all walks of life, bonded together by a common love for our fellow mankind and a deep respect and appreciation of our world's natural resources. By working cooperatively with caring "Adventure" donors as well as generous individual and corporate sponsors, USSA has made a significant impact on the lives of thousands of children, disabled veterans and their families. The public's image of all sportsmen is enhanced, through this valuable community service and new lifelong friendships are made! To learn more about the charity please view 'About USSA' page.

Kyle Wyss - USSA Youth Outdoor Leader

My name is Kyle Wyss and I am from Melrose, WI. My friends may think that I am lucky that I've been able to hunt the animals that I have been hunting. Unfortunately, I wouldn't call it luck. On December 7, 2004, I was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor. I had just turned 13; had a successful deer hunting season 2 weeks prior to being diagnosed with cancer. Little did I know at the time what was going to happen and how it would change my life forever.

Not only did I enjoy hunting, I also loved playing soccer, football and basketball. After surgery, I stayed in the hospital for 3 months undergoing a lot of therapy and 6 weeks of radiation. This sounds like a lot for a teenager to undergo, but for me it was only the beginning of what was yet to come. Because of where my tumor was located, I lost all of my motor skills and my speaking ability. I had to relearn the simple and the complex things that most of us take advantage of everyday. Once out of the hospital, the therapy continued along with 9 rounds of chemotherapy. I finally finished in January of 2006. What an awesome feeling!

The year of 2006 was like a new beginning for me. As I started to focus on being able to walk again, I also was able to be a part of the best hunts ever. Cancer might have taken away my motor skills but USSA gave me back the reason to want to move forward. I was fortunate enough to be able to hunt pheasants, turkey and the best hunt of all---a bear hunt.

When I was able to start hunting again, I was still in a wheel chair but that didn't matter. The guide would adapt to my situation and do what was necessary to get me to the woods. If you have a will to go hunting, don't let a wheel chair, an illness or any type of disability stand in your way. Hunting is what kept me and continues to keeps me going. I have met some amazing new friends thru the USSA. We might not all have cancer in common, but we all have hunting in common. When a group of us are together, it doesn't matter if you are different than normal kids because each and every one of us has something different that has allowed us to be a part of USSA.

Oh yeah, in case you are wondering, the therapy was worth it in the end. I can now walk unassisted and I continue to move forward trying to overcome my disabilities. I might be a little different because of my cancer diagnosis, but it doesn't stand in the way of wanting to be a normal teenager. One thing that I've learned because of all of this is that even when you are feeling down, NEVER, NEVER, EVER GIVE UP! Trust me, I had many moments where I didn't want to move forward, but I am so glad that I did.

USSA has given me many chances of a lifetime that most adults may never experience. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me a part of my life back that for a while I didn't think would ever exist again. If you're wondering if USSA is a good charity to be involved with, don't hesitate to join because it certainly gave me a will to live; the courage to keep working hard and some fantastic memories that will last a lifetime. I don't consider myself 'lucky' by any means that I've been able to do the hunts that I have but I do feel very fortunate that I am a part of the USSA charity. Thank you for helping me overcome a very difficult time in my life.

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Group Turkey Hunts - 2015

With spring fast approaching, it is time to sign up for one of USSA’s 2015 group turkey hunting events. March 20-22nd, the John Le Master’s Memorial and USSA will be holding its annual group turkey hunt for six youth with special needs near Jones, Alabama. In addition, the Shadows on the Wolf and USSA will be holding its annual group turkey hunt for ten special kids near Caroline, WI on March 27-29th. Rock River NWTF chapter and USSA will be holding its annual turkey hunt near Oregon, IL for ten special youth on April 3-5th. USSA’s Junction City Chapter will be holding their annual turkey hunt April 10-12th for eight veterans and seventeen kids and adults with special needs. Finally, the Cedar River Longbeards will be sponsoring their annual USSA turkey hunt in Stewartville, MN on May 8-10. These events all have limited enrollment, so don’t delay, sign up now! For more detailed information, please view the individual event brochures under 'Upcoming Events.' We’ll see you there!

Group Fishing Event - 2015

As the spring turkey hunts winds down; USSA fishing events kick into gear. On April 30th USSA will hold a 2 child event at Glasgow, KY. Up next, we will host a 25 family fishing trip on Guntersville, AL. USSA will then hold its annual Lake Michigan Salmon fishing event on June 12th for 18 families in Algoma, and 12 families in Port Washington on June 20th. The following week we are pleased to announce USSA will hold its inaugural New York Fishing Event for up to 15 families! Finally USSA will host its 12th annual ‘Summerfest’ event from July 16th to the 19th for up to 150 families. These events are also limited enrolment, so don’t delay and sign up as soon as possible, and mark your calendars! View the brochures under 'Upcoming Events.'

Bio-Tec Research

Our primary mission is to positively affect the recreational and commercial deer industry as well as our national hunting and fishing heritage. We believe solid scientific conservation principles must be applied in order to preserve our wildlife resource for the next generation. As past history has confirmed; a joint effort of both the recreational and commercial deer industries will provide the best solution for tomorrow's generation of hunters. In addition, hunting, fishing, and farming of all kinds have suffered unprecedented attacks from animal activism. We are committed to silencing the shrill, uninformed voice of the animal extremist who stands in the way of our vision. Bio-Tec's mission is to promote, unite and facilitate that vision to the best of our abilities and resources!

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USSA is a registered 501(c)(3) national organization; 100% volunteer based. Your "Donation" is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Whether you are a business, an organization, a foundation, a governmental agency, outfitter, landowner, or a private citizen looking to make a difference, USSA has an "option" to make your involvement simple AND rewarding!

I. Donations
Our Sponsor's dollars help USSA meet its numerous operational expenses in addition to playing a greater role in large scale group events. Sponsorship dollars also subsidize travel expenses for our "recipients" to and from the field, license fees, taxidermy expense, and game processing.

II. Donors and Partners
USSA Donors are the "field generals" of our charity. These are the people and operations that are on the front lines, donating hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding, and water sports adventures to our nations less fortunate sportsmen and women. Our donors are a diverse group. They are our country's land owner's outfitters, preserve owners, fishing lodge owners, boat owners and campground owners to name a few examples. Without their generosity and compassion, USSA would be just another charity. If you have any "outdoor type" service you would like to offer please let us know. If you have any unique outdoor experience you would like to offer, please let us know, and we will post your special opportunity under one of our homepage adventure buttons called "Other Activities". We will then help coordinate the wish for you and your recipient.

Our USSA Partners are organizations and operations that share a common cause and philosophy about human dignity, conservation, and outdoor sports. Partners can contribute valuable services, like media and communications or intangibles like providing a united solid front on key conservation, education and sportsmanship issues. If you would like to become a partner and be listed on our web site, please contact us at: "Contact USSA"

Partner, Donor, Sponsor and Member support is essential to promoting a new era of outdoor sports for the 21st century. A united voice with ALL concerned operations and organizations is crucial to see the mission to a successful end.

If you would like to mail your donation download the Donor Form

American Outdoor Adventure

American Outdoor Adventure

American Outdoor Adventure is an e-magazine written solely by recipients, mentors, donors, volunteers, and staff about their participation in USSA events. Within these short stories, the writer shares their personal ‘Outdoor Adventure’ with people around the world while encouraging them to live their outdoor dream. Please feel free to submit your story and pictures by mail or email for the upcoming issue in March 2015.

Memory Lane Scrapbook

Memory Lane Scrapbook

Memory Lane Scrapbook is an online Scrapbook where anyone involved with USSA can capture their special moment, and share with people around the world. You are cordially invited to submit your articles, photographs, poems, awards, and so forth for publishing by email or writing to USSA. It is truly heartwarming to remember and share the great memories we had on our journey of life.

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