Wounded Warriors Hunt Closes Out Deer Season
Deer season is over, and what a final weekend it was! It was MO Kids Outdoors' first Wounded Warrior hunt, the first one ever held in Pettis County. The whole weekend was overwhelming.
It started on Thursday when two of my guides began setting up blinds. Colby Bently from Joplin and Troy McGuiness from Nixa came up for a long weekend of setting up places to hunt. We hunted on the farms of Bill Wagenknecht, Keith Rowland, Russel Whittman, Ben Bursen and Denzel Baily.
The Warriors arrived at the radio station around 2:00 p.m. We went to County Distributing for a tour, and gift baskets were given to the Warriors. Then we went to Waterloo where they were each given a Waterloo tool box and had their picture taken next to the giant tool box.
Then is was back to Young's Ag Vet Supply for a meet and greet with the vets and a fish fry like no other. Allen Young put on the fish fry to end all fish fries for the Warriors. People came to say hello, hang out, take photos and thank the Warriors for their service.
We went to the woods on Saturday morning and took one deer. We took another one that afternoon before going to the free steak dinner for the Warriors, provided by Dale Malone at Dukes & Boots.
Sunday was a slow day in the woods. We saw some deer, but none were taken. The deer we harvested over the weekend were processed courtesy of PBR Custom Butchering in Smithton.
Thanks to all of the guides, landowners local businesses and Sedalia residents that made this hunt possible. I'd like to recommend that Sedalians support the sponsors and businesses that make this kind of weekend happen.
Thank you Sedalia, and be watching for Whitetails Unlimited Banquet info.