The Georgia Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) was proud to host wounded veterans for a deer hunt on Saturday, December 12, in Cedartown, GA. For most of the veterans, this was their first deer hunt. After a warm welcome and introductions, veterans were treated to lunch and then headed for the shooting range where they familiarized themselves with the rifle they would be hunting with that afternoon.
The Wallace family, owners of Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, generously opened the gates to their private hunting property, allowing the veterans an incredible hunting opportunity. “Adventure Outdoors and the Wallace family is proud to host such an event supporting our Vets during their first deer hunt. Making memories and introducing them to the outdoors is what we’re all about,” said Eric Wallace, General Manager of Adventure Outdoors. “Thank you to the Georgia Chapter of SCI and all who were involved to make this day such a success!” Adventure Outdoors has long been a supporter of Georgia SCI.
Hunters and guides made their way to roomy box blinds where they settled in for their hunt. The afternoon was filled with fun and fellowship, plenty of deer, and success with six out of seven hunters harvesting their first deer. The processing is being done by The Deer Cooler Wild Game Processing in Cedartown, and the venison will be returned to the hunters and their families for consumption.
Georgia SCI remains committed to supporting our men and women in uniform and this is a small way for us to show our appreciation – providing them with opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. “For our Warriors, there is no gratitude in solitude. We don’t enjoy spending too much time alone, because it can lead to being too far gone,” said Patrick Harmon of The Atlanta Peer Support Group. “Thanks to Georgia SCI and Adventure Outdoors for providing a wonderful hunting and camaraderie experience of a lifetime! We are truly grateful.”
The day was made possible by numerous volunteers from Georgia SCI, the Wallace family and Adventure Outdoors, The Deer Cooler Wild Game Processing, and our hero service members.