Tuesday, October 13, 2009

5th annual SCI wheelchair hunt

The Lowcountry Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) hosted their 5th annual wheelchair and wounded warrior deer hunt at multiple plantations in the ACE Basin. Nemours Wildlife Foundation serves as the host property for the hunters and volunteers to gather, receiving instruction and enjoying the fellowship of meals, before hunting parties fan out to enjoy some of the bounty of deer that the Lowcountry has to offer. A great weather day saw plenty of hunters harvest bucks, does and hogs and the wheelchair hunt continues to grow as a quality option for disabled sportsman.

Photos By Jeff Dennis: The patriotic feel is unmistakable as members of the wounded warrior regiment turn out to register to deer hunt, the marine corps color guard from Parris Island honors the hunters with their presentation, ex-marine Bill Thrift suffers from paralysis of the legs due to diabetes but that did not stop him from harvesting this 8-point buck and a doe, SCI chapter president Pat Autore delivers a check for $1000 from SCI to SCDNR's Take One Make One leader Sgt. Lynwood Kearse

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