Hunters Helping Hunters

POSTED BY: Brittany Harris
Friday, October 15, 2010 - 06:03 PM
Kent Papageorge

Hunters are helping hunters this weekend.

22 disabled hunters are spending the next two days out in the woods thanks to the Muskingum Valley Whitetails Unlimited.

"I wanted to be able to get in to doing something like this and give back to the people that helped me get into hunting, my brother, my father which is gone from a disease, I like to give back to what I love the most," said President Kent Papageorge.

The trails were cleared and custom made huts were designed to create a handicap accessible environment; all of the hunters are assisted by guides.

Erik Redfern volunteered to become a guide this year. After having a life-long heart condition, he says he understands the struggles some of these men face daily.

"Most of these guys can't do it, this is the only time that they can do it, they only time that they can go out hunting is when someone can take them, were the organization that is going to take them." said Redfern.

The hunters will be back at it on Saturday, Papageorge says the public is inivted to stop by the Newton Township Fire Department for lunch and a raffle.

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