Casting lifelines

Casting lifelines

Casting lifelines

Casting lifelines

Casting lifelines

Casting lifelines

our mission

Helping military & veteran families live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

For Vets, By Vets


We’re in this together

We know it can feel lonely, but you’re not alone. We’re here to help you ride out the storm.

We are here to help vets and their families reconnect with nature and other people. It is SO much more than fishing.

Fishing is a tool. A favorite tool. One that we’ve found works well over the years.

If you’re a vet who’s struggling or know of one, or a family member of a vet, please apply to attend one of our fishing excursions.

for vets by vets

we’ve been there

We know firsthand the struggles. We also know the power of camaraderie.

Who We Serve

We serve veterans, children of veterans lost to suicide or military service, and their spouses.

Why We Serve

We serve because we personally understand the physical and mental effects of combat service and the need for a buddy.

How We Serve

We serve by way of providing a friend that not only empathizes with the affects of combat but also shares in a love of fishing.



On-going support from donors and sponsors enables us to provide fishing experiences for Minnesota veterans and their families. We know that this type of recreational therapy can make a positive lasting impact. 

Freedom Fishing Foundation is so much more than fishing. We use fishing as a tool to help veterans and their families. We know the power nature and camaraderie can have. We provide expense-paid trips and fishing buddies who’ve been there.

100 Minnesota Veterans are lost to suicide each year, that’s too many.

That sad statistic motivated Caleb Wedger to attempt a 100-mile run to bring awareness to this issue and raise money that will help to improve the lives of our veterans. Caleb set off on the morning of October 1st and keep going until he reached 100 miles on the evening of October 2nd. Caleb had a goal of raising $10,000

together we raised over $20,000! 

It was an amazing experience. We are so honored Caleb chose Freedom Fishing Foundation as the beneficiary. We will be able to help a lot of vets and their families with the money raised.