December 1, 2020

Area group hosting event for disabled hunters

Will Hutchins (L) with his dad at a previous Jerry Shaw Memorial Hunt

(Harris County, GA) — The annual Jerry Shaw Memorial turkey hunt for disabled men, women and children will take place April 6-8, 2018 at the House Creek Hunting Club in Harris County, GA.

This phenomenal hunt is held each year and is intended to serve as an opportunity for the disabled to safely get out into the outdoors, to see wildlife, and to be provided the chance to harvest a turkey.

“So many times, we take the little things in life for granted: getting up, getting dressed — even getting to our favorite spot to find ol’ tom gobbling away. For a portion of our hunting friends, even these tasks take extra effort,” say organizers of the event.

“Navigating life in a wheelchair, with a walking cane or without sight can make everyday activities a challenge. Add in the desire to hunt, and those challenges rise. From their camo to a multitude of adaptive equipment, hunters who face mobility challenges have one thing in common: They adapt.”

Mr. Jerry Shaw was an active member of the House Creek Hunting Club and thoroughly enjoyed volunteering during the annual hunt at the club. When Mr Shaw passed away in 2016, a small group of members dedicated the annual hunt in his honor.

“The purpose of our group is to fellowship and share the word of God with men, women and children in the outdoors through the enjoyment of hunting. The Hunt is made possible due to God, volunteers and sponsors,” add the organizers.

Heard High graduate Will Hutchins participated in one of the previous hunts.

Hunting slots for the 2018 hunt are already filled but the group is still accepting sponsorships and donations towards the event.

If you would like to donate money, supplies, or gift cards to benefit the third annual Jerry Shaw Memorial Hunt please call Kerry White at 706-523-2087.

The third annual Jerry Shaw Memorial Hunt will take place April -8 in Harris County


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