**NOTE**-This is not a Minnesota NAVHDA Event but Washington County PF is looking for volunteers, including handler/dog teams. Our chapter members have participated in this in the past.
Washington County Pheasants Forever
The annual Disabled Hunters / Wounded Warrior Pheasant Hunt will be taking place on Saturday, April 2, at Whispering Emerald Ridge Game Farm near Menomonie, WI.
The purpose of this special event is to provide up to 24 disabled hunters with an opportunity to get out into the field and hunt pheasants. To conduct a successful event we are asking for your support as a volunteer to help out during the day, or by making a financial contribution. During the day we will need 40-50 volunteers to work with the hunters or to participate in other ways. Many of you have participated in prior years, and we would appreciate your participation once again. There are AM and PM hunt times, so you can decide if one or both of these times work for you. Volunteer assignments include being a gun handler for the disabled hunters, driving a 4-wheeler to transport the hunters in the fields, being a dog handler, catching and planting the birds, taking pictures, etc. We also need to identify who can bring a side-by-side UTV with a bed (like a Gator, Ranger or Mule) to transport the hunters, many of which are in wheelchairs. If you own one or can get access to one for the day, please let me know. Another need is to provide well-seasoned hunting dogs (pointers only) to work with each of the hunters and locate the planted birds. Again, let me know if you can provide a dog.
We also need to identify disabled hunters who are interested in participating, so if you know of someone who would like to hunt, please let them know and pass along this email with the attachment.
Note: The first two pages of the attachment is the Donation/Volunteer Form. It needs to be completed and then returned by mail or email to Whispering Emerald Ridge. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The final two pages contain the application which the disabled hunters need to complete and send back to Whispering Emerald Ridge in order to register for the event by March 20. **Please keep me informed so I have visibility of who has responded. I also need to maintain a list of volunteers and donations. The donations can also be mailed to me at my address below. Please make the checks out to Whispering Emerald Ridge Game Farm.
The event will be held at:
Whispering Emerald Ridge Game Farm
N3954 640th Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
**If you intend to make a financial donation, please do so as soon as possible so we know how many disabled hunters we will be able to include in this hunt. If you would like to sponsor a hunter the cost is $125.00 each (to cover the cost of 5 pheasants, ammo, and food), however, any contribution is appreciated. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me or you can also reach out to Bruce Olson at Whispering Emerald Ridge Game Farm at 715-233-1281.