Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2013 SCI Wounded Warrior deer hunt - Day Two

Warrior Steven Diaz with guide Manning Asnip
Pathfinder Award recipient Eric Edmundson is HAPPY
The Safari Club International deer hunt in the ACE Basin was a big success with around 27 deer being harvested on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Not everyone saw deer though, and that is why they call it hunting. After nine years though someone could have predicted that not everyone would harvest a deer, so processed venison packed in coolers is prepared beforehand so that each participant can carry some deer meat home with them. Those that did connect with a deer, had them cleaned at Nemours Plantation so that they could take home their meat and possibly a rack of antlers. One Wounded Warrior deer hunter that had success is Steven Diaz, a 9th Engineering Support Battalion member from Columbia, S.C. He shot his FIRST ever buck during the morning hunt while hunting with guide Manning Asnip. Diaz suffered head and eye injuries during an IED explosion in Iraq, and told me that this hunt had been very therapeutic for him and his peers in the Wounded Warrior Project.

To view past blog entries from the WWP deer hunt click 2013 2012, 2011, 2010or 2009.

Warriors Eric Strouse and Jonathan Betschart

Getting the hunt story from disabled hunter Gary Grant

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