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"Hunting with Heroes" Sponsors Deer Hunts for Disabled Hunters

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    <a name="22449"/><span id="dnn_ctr22449_MainView_ViewEntry_lblTrackback"/> Aug 27Written by: news editor
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    Hunting in Ohio encourages adventure and love of the outdoors, and the Hunting with Heroes program extends this fun, recreational activity to disabled hunters in Ohio.

    <span id="dnn_ctr22449_MainView_ViewEntry_lblEntry"/>Second Annual Youth Deer "Dream*Catchers Bow Hunt" Announced


    LIMA, OH – Hunting in Ohio encourages adventure and love of the outdoors, and the Hunting with Heroes program extends this fun, recreational activity to disabled hunters in Ohio. Hunting with Heroes is pleased to announce its fall hunting opportunities for disabled hunters.The fourth annual Lt. Colonel Ted Epple Veterans with Disabilities Bow Hunt is set for Nov. 9–11. These hunts have been successful with participants. Two deer were harvested in 2011, five deer were harvested in 2010 and three deer were harvested in 2009. Ten hunters participated in last year’s hunt, and coordinators are hoping 20 hunters will participate this year.

    The second annual Dream Catchers Bow Hunt, held on prime whitetail deer property in Allen County, gives 10 young hunters a great outdoor recreational experience. Young hunters may register to be selected to participate in this hunt. The Dream Catchers Bow Hunt is open to disabled youth 17 years of age and younger and will take place on Oct. 27–28.

    Each hunter will be paired with an experienced guide, and these guides offer whatever assistance may be needed in the field. Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife officers will be available to help the hunters as well. Generous donations from the local community make it possible for these hunters to enjoy a free weekend hunting.

    To register for either hunt, participants are asked to contact Joe Sawmiller at 419-204-2805 or email huntingwithheroes@hotmail.com. Registrations must be received by Oct. 1.

    For more information on special hunting opportunities in Ohio, go to wildohio.com.

    ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.com.

    [​IMG]Pictured is the Hunting with Heroes group of disabled veteran hunters and volunteers who participated in the program.


    For more information, contact:


    Joe Sawmiller, Hunting with Heroes
    419-204-2805
    Bethany McCorkle, ODNR Office of Communications
    614-265-6860

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