Video: Disabled Kids and Adults Go Deer Hunting

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NOXUBEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)-As deer season gets under way, one Golden Triangle Outdoor group is giving those with disabilities a chance to experience the great outdoors.

For the last six years, the Golden Triangle Outdoors group offers those with disabilities a chance to experience nature while participating in a little deer hunting.

“The Golden Triangle Outdoors mission statement just give each individual an opportunity to come out enjoy theirselves get out in the outdoors and just from being cooped up all the time,” says Mike Smith.

More than a dozen hunters with disabilities, from amputees to the wheel chair bound participated in this year’s hunt. There is even a special monitor set up for paraplegics who want to participate.

“Mr. John Cato he’s in a wheelchair disabled from his neck down and he uses a mouth piece to pull the trigger and he lucked out and killed him a deer yesterday,” says Smith.

For Phil Alter after three years of going home empty handed he finally got lucky.

“We got up after a late night and came late and went out and shot a deer,” says Phil Alter.

For other hunters like Dalvenn Brooks he may go home without a deer, but he still has his time with is friends.

“Last year I shot one and this year I didn’t see nothing. It’s fun. I like hunting with my friends,” says Dalvenn Brooks.

Land owner Harvey Myrick says allowing this group to come back each year keeps him humbled.

“I’m very pleased six years later that I allowed them to come. It’s very heart warming to see these kids come out and be able to see deer…come back and talk about the great outdoors,” says Harvey Myrick.

Rain or shine. Cold or warm weather. These kids and adults always find a way to be thankful for the great outdoors.

Hunters ranged from 10 to 60 years old.

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