The annual South Dakota Freedom Hunt will be held again at the Tad Jacobs farm on Saturday, Sept. 25th.
The pheasant hunt is designed to give hunters with special needs an opportunity to hunt pheasants and enjoy a day of fellowship. There are approximately 15 hunters who have signed up for the hunt so far.
With that number of participants there is a need for volunteers from the area. Each hunter generally has one or two volunteers with them and a number of walkers are also required. For those wishing to help, you are encouraged to arrive at the Jacobs farm between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 25. There is also a need for anyone who has pickup a hunter can sit in during his hunting. If you have a pickup and can bring it to the hunt you are asked to do so.
The day starts with registration, a time for coffee, rolls and greetings and a time of instruction for the day’s events. The hunters are then given an opportunity to shoot clay pigeons to get “warmed up” and then morning hunt begins. Everybody then returns to the “barn” for a BBQ meal provided at no cost by BBQ FriendZ. After lunch the hunters return to the field for the afternoon hunt.
After the hunt the participants and volunteers gather at the barn for photos, and to pick up their dressed pheasants and disperse.