Corps of Engineers host hunt for Challenged Sportsmen of America

By Wade Reinhardt

Corps of Engineers

Opening weekend of deer season yielded a large number of deer for a group of very deserving hunters.

The Challenged Sportsmen of America is a non-profit group of physically challenged hunters that enjoy deer hunting and fellowship with friends. Seven members of CSA from around the state met at Canyon Lake Friday night Nov. 5 to enjoy a weekend of hunting with family and friends.

Corps of Engineer Park Rangers and volunteers provided assistance with tracking and cleaning of harvested animals.

A total of nine deer were taken and many new friends were made.

The hunters included Mike Weeden, Billy Miner, Travis Welborn, Mitch Daughrity, Bryan Strand, Billy Blount and Chad Smith.

Some of the extremely helpful volunteers included Scott Flores, Chuck Cogswell, Oneil Smith, Tom Welborn, Brandon Strand and Matthew Daughrity.

An enjoyable hunt was experienced by all, and the Corps of Engineers received some very beneficial deer management.

Planning has already begun for next year's hunt and everyone involved is looking forward to making it bigger and better.

Special thanks to Ernie Pavlock of Hitching Post Enterprise, Alan Rompel of New Braunfels Feed and Supply and Horace Luensmann of Producers Cooperative Marketing Association for their generous donations of deer corn.

Another big thank you goes to Jim Fennell of Skull Creek BBQ who provided Friday night's meal.


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