It was an outing to celebrate American veterans and the outdoors. The Hands of a Sportsman (HOAS) organization recently hosted six veterans to create some memories while hunting wild pigs in South Carolina.
“Our first hunt in memory of David Tyler Proctor was special and a time to remember all those that served our country,” said David Hinceman, HOAS founder. “So many people to thank from the dog handlers, cooks, volunteers and Jarrett Rifles employees pitching in to help.
Among those helping the cause was the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. RMEF provided $3,000 in grant funding to assist with expenses.
Hands of a Sportsman (HOAS) has a mission of providing individuals with challenges seen or unseen which may be present as physical, emotional, financial or circumstantial, the opportunity to participate and enjoy hunting.
HOAS asks veterans to visit its website to sign up for a hunt. A selection committee then picks hunters based on their location, mobility and why they want to participate.
Wild pigs are not native wildlife. They are not protected in South Carolina and there is no closed season or bag limits in the state. In the end, the vets took four animals.
“If you’re in South Carolina or North Carolina, you need to check them (RMEF) out and volunteer your time if you can. Not only is RMEF restoring elk habitat all over the country they are proudly supporting organizations just like Hands of a Sportsman,” said Hinceman. “Congratulations to all the veterans’ success. We could never repay you for your service and sacrifice to us and the country you proudly served!”
Go here to see more photos from the hunt.
(Photo source: Hands of a Sportsman)