Michigan Outdoor Wishmakers

Making outdoor adventures possible!

Outdoor adventures are possible!

What Michigan Outdoor Wishmakers does...

Michigan Outdoor Wishmakers is a nonprofit group that makes hunting and fishing adventures available for children, young adults, and veterans who live with life threating illnesses and/or life limiting disabilities. 

We are a “can do” organization that through experience and specialized equipment can cater to a large group of individuals who believed they did not have the ability to hunt or fish.  

At Michigan Outdoor Wishmakers we are building a family!  When the adventure is complete the relationships are not.  We strive to stay connected with our participants.  Though the experience of the adventure is important, it is the continued friendships that measure our success. 

Our adventures come at no cost to our participants or their families.  Due to the specialized needs of these individuals, we only work with qualified hunting lodges and fishing charters.  The safety of all involved in our adventures is number one!

Michigan Outdoor Wishmakers' annual adventures.

These are our annual adventures that we have been recognized for.  These events allow individuals who live with illness or disabilities to experience the outdoors.  Showing these individuals that they CAN achieve anything they set their minds to without letting life’s struggles slow them down.     


American Heroes Spring Turkey Hunt

This hunt is to honor our American service men and women who have protected our country.


Friends of MOW Memorial Hunt

This is our Fall whitetail hunt for children and young adults. This is a memorial event to remember our past hunters that are no longer with us.


Big Lake Fish Charters

Let us introduce you to fishing on beautiful Lake Michigan. These events are held during the summer and benefit children, young adults, and veterans.


American Veterans' Whitetail Hunt

Much like our memorial hunt except that this hunt is for our military veterans. This event is just a small token of appreciation for their service.


Let our past participants share their experience… 

How can you help?

These outdoor experiences are given at no cost to the individuals.  We fund these adventures through the generous donations and fundraisers of our sponsors, supporters, and followers.  Due to the medical and specialized needs of our participants we only work with qualified hunting lodges and fishing charters.  We also provide food, and any other necessary gear needed for these trips, and some other adventure related gifts.  If you or you know anyone that would be interested in assisting us in our mission by donating, please select the button below to connect to our Venmo account or send a check or money order to:

                                                                                                                     Michigan Outdoor Wishmakers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 11059 Stanton Street                                                                                                                               West Olive, MI 49460

Our Team

The Board

The board members enjoy introducing new people to the outdoors.  We live to teach others about nature through first hand experiences.  We are a group that has an extreme passion to make these adventures possible. 

Dave Warners


Ben Terpstra


Korey Hatter


Michigan Outdoor Wishmakers

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