Disabled Veterans Hunting Deer at Camp GraftonDeer hunting season is a time of year many look forward to and thanks to a program at Camp Grafton near Devils Lake, disabled veterans are also getting a shot at a buck.
Deer hunting season is a time of year many look forward to and thanks to a program at Camp Grafton near Devils Lake, disabled veterans are also getting a shot at a buck.
"I used to be able to walk 15-20 miles a day, and now I can't hardly walk at all so, lots of medical problems, so I'm permanently disabled, and this gives me the opportunity to collect a nice buck every year," said Arlo Svedverg, who has been part of the hunting program for more than eight years.
"We get the advantage of the hunt and we just so appreciate Camp Grafton, Larry and the boys, I can't say enough about them," Svedverg said.
Each veteran has a guide. Svedverg's this year was Gary Vick of Devils Lake.
The team began their hunt around 7 a.m. Monday, and Svedverg had his deer by 9:30. He says he couldn't sleep the night before because of excitement for the hunt.
"I got a nice 4-point buck today and I get a nice buck every year out here," Svedverg said.
There was a total of eight hunters registered for the event. Four will hunt tomorrow.
Deer-gun season ends Sunday.