The annual South Dakota Freedom Hunt scheduled for this Saturday is in need of volunteers. The annual hunt for those with disabilities is a popular fall activity in the area and generally has 12 to 16 hunters but this year needs for more helpers.
“This year the sign up has been unbelievable,” said Tad Jacobs. The hunt is held at the Jacob’s farm which is the location of Sioux River Wildlife north of Flandreau. “We have always had fun and provided the hunters a great time with hunting and fellowship,” Jacobs stated. “We aren’t surprised with the response but honestly we will likely need a few more people to help us this year.” Anybody wishing to volunteer are asked to show up at the Jacob’s farm between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The hunt and activities will last until mid-afternoon, a free lunch is provided to the hunters and all who help. Lunch is provided by Feeding FriendZ from Hudson, WI.
The South Dakota Freedom Hunts is a non-profit group designed to provide free hunts to different groups and individuals. Their goal is to provide opportunity for hunters who might not have the opportunity to hunt and enjoy the outdoors without such an invite. Local businesses and individuals have supported the efforts of the group for the past 14 years and the continued support is strong.