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Published November 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

Camp Grafton Hosts Hunt for Disabled Veterans

Military veterans have sacrificed greatly in the name of our country. A group of vets is getting repaid this week in Devils Lake in an unconventional way.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

Military veterans have sacrificed greatly in the name of our country. A group of vets is getting repaid this week in Devils Lake in an unconventional way.

What started as a way to control the deer population quickly became a way to help repay the veterans who gave so much. For about the past 25 years, Camp Grafton has hosted a deer hunt for disabled veterans. Nine veterans from North Dakota are taking part in the annual hunt today and tomorrow. Up to 50 deer roam Camp Grafton freely. Camp Grafton officers take hunters out, help them find a deer to shoot and dress the animal once it's been harvested. It's as much fun for soldiers stationed at the camp as it is for the hunters they take out. The hunting trip is free for vets who qualify, although they still must buy a deer license. The success rate for hunters is nearly perfect. Last year was the first year any hunter left empty handed.

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