3rd annual Disabled American Veterans pheasant hunt

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(ABC 6 News) – The 3rd annual Disabled American Veterans (DAV) pheasant hunt was held Friday at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve in LeRoy.

The event is a way to say thanks to the men and women who served our country. It was open to all Disabled American Veterans in Minnesota and free of charge.

Trac-chairs were offered for those in wheelchairs so they could go out in the tall grass and in any terrain to hunt.

"In the field, they’ll go through the tall grass, they’ll go down in the creek and up the other side. So the people that are having a little trouble getting around, because pheasant hunting is fairly physical, it’s not just a walk like on regular grass, it’s four-foot-high grass. I mean they call it heart attack grass for a reason," Davin Alan, marketing director for Pheasants Forever Chapter #670. Alan is also a Disabled American Veteran.

About 60 veterans came throughout the morning and afternoon to hunt. There were also 20 dog handlers there to help out.

"Having a beautiful day and having a good time and nobody got hurt and we’re heading back and I got a bird," disabled veteran, Clint Hertle, said.

The 7th annual Hunt for a Cure will take place Saturday at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve and is open to anyone who wants to hunt pheasants for charity. All proceeds go toward The Hormel Cancer Research Center.