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GPRS Veterans Day Appreciation Event Details

Event Summary

  • Three GPRS Veterans will be chosen for a three-day/two-night stay in Toledo, November 9 - 11, 2022

Wednesday, November 9th:

  • Veterans will fly into Detroit the morning of Wednesday, November 9th. They will be provided a rental vehicle and will meet at the Corporate Office on Monroe Street by 11:00am
  • A brief introductory meeting and welcome will begin in the conference room at 11:15am
  • A Veterans Luncheon hosted by several members of our Leadership Team will take place from approximately 11:30am to 12:30pm
  • After the luncheon, the Veterans will gather for photos, followed by special interviews with the Marketing Team to discuss the event and/or their own personal story around their military service with GPRS
  • At approximately 1:30pm the Veterans will be escorted to their lodging destination in Portage, Ohio
  • Each Veteran will have the opportunity to hunt deer or pheasant with members of the GPRS Leadership Team for the following two days
  • Veterans will board their return flights out of Detroit the evening of 11/11 or the morning of 11/12

Thursday, November 10th & Friday, November 11th :  

Upland Bird Hunt and/or Guided Whitetail Hunt. Participants can choose to do one or both options.

Whitetail Deer Hunting:

  • Wake-Up 5:30am - 5:45am 
  • Breakfast 6:00am - 6:30am
  • Morning Hunt 7am - 10:30am
  • Lunch 11am - 1pm
  • Free Time 1pm - 2pm
  • Afternoon Hunt 2pm - 5pm
  • Same schedule for Day 2 if chosen with afternoon hunt dependent on return flights home

Upland Bird Hunting:

  • Lunch TBD prior to hunt
  • Plan to arrive at Bear Creek Hunt Club by 1 - 2pm (approximately 1 hour drive from Toledo)
  • 2:30pm - 5:00pm – bird hunt with guide and dogs

Return Flights can be schedule for either Friday evening 11/11 or Saturday morning 11/12, if preferred.

Additional Details:

  • This is an “all-expenses paid” trip courtesy of GPRS for the three Veterans selected
  • Winners will be randomly selected from eligible submissions to participate during the week of 10/4 - 10/10, 2022; drawing and winners will be communicated company-wide via email and through the Radar-Guys podcast
  • This event will be considered “working hours” for the selected Veterans. No PTO will need to be used
  • Andy Caputo will organize the upland bird hunt the Bear Creek hunt club in Hudson, MI
  • John Kessinger will organize the Portage River Whitetails deer hunt at hunting properties in either Portage, OH or Pioneer, OH
  • If you are not interested in either hunt but would still like to be recognized and receive logoed swag, please register and indicate ‘no hunt
  • Hunters will each be provided with a $250 hunting gear package. There will also be special GPRS swag provided for ALL GPRS Veterans, company-wide
  • Pictures and Video captured throughout the event may be used by the GPRS Marketing Department
  • All Veterans who participate in the hunting event will be required to sign a Release of Liability Waiver
  • Previous winners of the Toledo trip will not be eligible for another Veterans Day Appreciation Event for a period of five years from their win
Fill out the form below to enter the lottery drawing.

How to Enter the Lottery Drawing:
Fill out the form on this page, or email us at and include the following:

  • Name
  • GPRS home Market/City served
  • Desired activity: Whitetail Hunt, Upland Bird Hunt
  • If not interested in either hunt, please indicate so we can ensure to recognize you for your service and include for logoed gear