Saturday, December 4, 2010

Successful Events for Upstate Mobility Impaired Hunters

Photo: L. Ross

Two special hunts were held at 45 private tracts of land in the upstate this deer season. A total of 138 hunters participated and 55 deer were harvested. No application fees or other costs were involved for the hunters.

The two hunts (two days each) were scheduled in October and November. They were the result of cooperative efforts of private landowners, timber companies, sportmen's preserves, hunt clubs and SCDNR.

On these hunts, requirements are that participants must have severe and permanent mobility impairments. Each participant may bring a non-hunting person to assist them. All hunting is from ground blinds.

All participants were also invited to a barbeque lunch at either Tyger Ranch in Union County or Quaker Creek Farm in Laurens County for a time of fun and fellowship. Overnight accomodations were available at some of the hunt sites.

In addition to the other sponsors, the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund and Wounded Warrior Project were involved in supporting this project.

These events provided a unique opportunity for a very deserving group of individuals.

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