Tricounty News

Physically Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt Oct. 1-2

The 23rd annual Physically Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt is planned for Oct. 1-2, at Camp Ripley near Little Falls.

This year, 60 veterans with disabilities, ages 22-90, from around the state will participate, 16 of these veterans will be hunting from wheelchairs.

Participating veterans have served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Event sponsors include the St. Cloud VA Health Care System, Minnesota Army National Guard – Camp Ripley, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Event supporters include the following Minnesota veterans organizations:

• American Legion & Auxiliary

• Disabled American Veterans & Auxiliary

• Veterans of Foreign Wars & Auxiliary

• Veterans 4 Veterans Foundation

• Paralyzed Veterans of America

Additional support is from Rice Sportsman’s Club, Minnesota Patriot Guard-Riders, Minnesota BPOE (ELKS), and Mid-West Outdoor Unlimited.