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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Hunt for Heroes slated in April

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  • A second Hunt for Heroes event is slated for early April.
    Eight disabled veterans from Fork Polk WTU will be treated to a quail, pheasant and chukar hunt at the Wild Wings Lodge in Downsville April 11 and 12. Also on April 12, there will be a sporting clays tournament starting at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. with the vets available for afternoon teams.
    Lunch, door prizes, a shotgun raffle, and silent auction will be held as well. Southern Grace will present the lunch-time entertainment and a Lifeshare bus will be on hand for those wishing to donate blood.
    The Louisiana chapter of Hunts for Heroes began with Donnie Vocker and several others in September, 2013.
    Since its inception, LHH has been able to take over 20 veterans hunting, including a hunt at Chemin-A-Haut State Park the weekend of Feb. 7.
    "Our goal is to show them respect, honor, compassion and, above all, love for our fellow-man through the fellowship and the excitement hunters share on a hunt," Vocker continued. "Through this our hope is to assist in their successful re-integration into civilian life."
    For those wanting to participate in the tournament, the cost is $500 per five man team and $40 for a two man wobbletrap team. Contact Donnie Vocker at 278.2902, by email at lahuntersforheroes@gmail.com or by visiting the website at www.lahuntersforheroes.wordpress.com.
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