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Good cause chukars!

And you thought the only thing going on was fishing...

Our friends at Hunters for Heroes are less than two weeks out from their next event. On Friday, April 11, Hunters for Heroes will host eight disabled veterans from Fort Polk WTU at Wild Wings Lodge in Downsville. On Saturday, they will be treated to a quail, pheasant and chukar hunt at the preserve.

While you scramble around to figure out just what a chukar is (Hint: they don’t all live in a pear tree...), also find your calendar and mark it to come take part. There will be a fundraiser for this worthwhile organization in the form of a sporting clays tournament. Starting times will be 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The vets will be available for teams at 1 p.m.

There will be food for lunch, door prizes, a shotgun raffle and silent auction items. The D’Arbonne Dutch Oven Society is making cobblers and a group of ladies are bringing deserts. The Lifeshare blood donor bus will be there as will Freedom Mobility.  Want more? A ladies trio, Southern Grace, will sing at lunch.

Here’s how you can help. If you love sporting clays, put down your fishing poles and come join this event. The cost of the shoot is $500 per 5 man team or  $40 for 2 man wobbletrap team. Hunters for Heroes is also selling station sponsors at $50. These can be individuals or businesses. Give them a call. Everyone is invited for the day, even if they don’t want to shoot. Come hang out, eat and show your support for these Vets!

For more information, a sponsorship or to sign up, contact Wild Wings or HFH organizer Donnie Vocker at 318-278-2909.

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