HOOAH Deer Hunt for Heroes is bringing in 8 injured soldiers/American Heroes for a crossbow deer hunt on Wednesday October 14th. The soldiers will meet Rend Lake Sporting Goods 9:30am.
They'll then assemble at I-64 and 37 at 10am for a parade that will start at 10:15 am. They'll come in Route 37N by Bible Haven to 10th St. past Rare and Court House around 10:25, turn on to Broadway and continue straight towards appellate Court House past Abraham Lincoln Memorial. From there they'll travel down Broadway past Casey middle School about 10:30 to Wells Bypass and travel back to Rend Lake arriving about 11:00 am.
Then we will have a meet and greet at 11:15 at Rend Lake Sporting Goods with lunch at 11:30. Rare Chop house is providing Lunch to the soldiers/veterans at 11:30 and then to the public until the food is gone.
Please come out and line the parade route and welcome these Heroes and honor our veterans.
For more information contact Tom Gaither, HOOAH Deer Hunt for Heroes, Southern,IL Coordinator
Chris Young from the IL DNR notified me that every year, Illinois Conservation Police Officer Matt Graden helps organize a hunt for disabled soldiers and veterans called the HOOAH Deer Hunt for Heroes.
HOOAH stands for Healing Outside of a Hospital. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, eight disabled soldiers/veterans will be making a trip to Scheel's in Springfield for an all-expenses paid shopping trip to purchase hunting clothes, boots, knives and other equipment in preparation for this year’s hunt. The hunting party should arrive at Scheel's at around 10:45 a.m.
Please feel free to show them your support.