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Each year, depending on the chapter's financial situation, the availability of qualifying candidates, and the availability of a host facility, the Detroit Chapter considers conducting a hunt for medically challenged youths.

Qualifying local medically challenged youths need to contact the SCI Detroit Chapter to be considered for participation in this program. Following is a description of a previous hunt which was previously awarded to two disabled youths.

 

On a cold and rainy October 3rd, the Detroit Chapter completed its 5th Annual Challenged Youth Hunt at Paradice Hunt Club near West Branch, in northern Michigan. Our special hunters were Steven Estes of Mount Morris and Garrett Horton of Imlay City. This project is designed to offer youths with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to have the hunt of a lifetime. Both Steven and Garrett wrote the Detroit Chapter a letter expressing their interest in participating in such a hunt. Both have bravely undergone cancer treatment and are on the road to recovery.

 

This wonderful hunt was possible because of Paradice Hunt Club owner Mike Malik and his manager Doug Roberts. The preparations started with Bass Pro Shop completely outfitting our special hunters. They both practiced marksmanship well before coming to the hunt. By the morning of October 3rd when we checked zero on their rifles, both Steve and Garrett proved their shooting ability by being spot on.

At Paradice, John acted as Garrett’s guide and Steven’s guide was Ralph. Also helping out on the hunt were SCI-Detroit current President Dave Dawson, and past President Tom Pardo, Board Member Tim Turner handling the photography and video, and the author representing the Humanitarian Services Committee. Garrett’s father Rick and Steven’s father Keith also accompanied their sons on this dream hunt.

After sighting in, we settled in at the comfortable lodge to prepare for the afternoon hunt. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and considerable camaraderie. Following our lunch, the hunters made their way to the blinds with their dads and guides in search of trophy bucks. After passing on several bucks in the first hour, Garrett harvested a beautiful 10-point buck with one shot! His father was both jealous and very excited for his son. The smile on Garrett’s face was only surpassed by his father’s proud smile of the wonderful buck his son had taken. About the same time in a different blind Steven also dropped an equally good 10-point buck with one shot. The smiles on Steven and his father's faces were a true Kodak moment and a lifetime memory for both of them.

Professional photographer and video producer Tim Turner hurried to get all the photos he needed in the fading light of the afternoon. We gathered around to admire the trophies the boys had harvested while the deer were prepared. This was followed by hours relaxing in the lodge listening to our special hunters recalling every detail of how they collected their trophies.

What a wonderful experience this project is! As Chairman of the Chapter Humanitarian Services, I wish to thank all members for their continued support of this program. In addition, special thanks to Paradice Ranch, Lombardo Taxidermy, Bass Pro Shops, and Cattail Productions for all their generous support on this project.

 

 

 

 
 

 

2017 Donors

 

 

AFRICA

 

AFRIHUNT SAFARI NAMIBIA
Octavi, Namibia
Email:  justus@afrihuntsafaris.com
Web:  www.afrihuntsafaris.com
Phone:  011-264-81-148-6807

 

DIEKIE MULLER HUNTING SAFARIS
Mokopane, South Africa 0600
Email:  diekie@dmsafaris.com
Web:  www.dmsafaris.com
Phone:  011-27-15-491-2092

 

DOUG KOK SAFARIS
Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
Email:  doug@dougkoksafari.com
Web:  www.dougkoksafari.com
Phone:  011-26-31-122-1480

 

LEOPARD'S VALLEY SAFARIS
Pearston, South Africa 5860
Email:  dave@leopardsvalley.co.za
Web:  www.leopardsvalley.co.za
Phone:  011-27-42-246-1388

 

LIMCROMA SAFARIS
Keller, TX 76248
Email:  safari@limcroma.com
Web:  www.limcroma.com
Phone:  817-271-9858

 

NAMIBIA SAFARI CORPORATION
Windhoek, Namibia
Email:  jaco@jsvdm.com
Web:  www.namibiasafaricorporation.com
Phone:  011-264-81-127-0906

 

WILD FOOTPRINT SAFARIS
Rustenburg, South Africa 0300
Email:  pieterlouis@mweb.co.za
Web:  www.wildfootprintsafaris.co.za
Phone:  011-27-14-594-1901

 

ZULU NYALA PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Email:  hvjoory@mweb.co.za
Web:  www.zulunyala.com
Phone:  011-27-35-562-0177

 

 

 

 

CANADA

BC TROPHY MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS
Lillooet, BC, Canada V0K 1V0
Email:  info@bctrophymountainoutfitters.com
Web:  www.bctrophymountainoutfitters.com
Phone:  800-251-0913

 

HEPBURN LAKE LODGE
Preceville, SK, Canada S0A 3B0
Email:  hepburnlakelodge@sasktel.net
Web:  www.hepburnlakelodge.com
Phone:  306-547-8231

 

J R WETLANDS OUTFITTERS
Wallaceburg, ON, Canada N8A 4K9
Email:  shoggy26@hotmail.com
Phone:  289-683-7922

 

KAP RIVER OUTFITTERS
Kapuskasing, ON, Canada P5N 2C6
Email:  kroceo47@gmail.com
Web:  www.kapriveroutfitters.ca
Phone:  705-335-3163

 

THE DEVINE GALLERY
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8K 6J2
Email:  dan@dandevine.net
Web:  www.dandevine.net
Phone:  905-560-1653

 

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

CERRITOS BEACH RESORTS (MEXICO)
La Jolla, CA 92037
Email:  contact@haciendacerritos.com
Web:  www.haciendacerritos.com
Phone:  503-781-8954
                       

SAFARI UNLIMITED (BELIZE & MEXICO)
New Bloomfield, MO 65063
Email:  drake@bluereefadventures.com
Web:  www.safariunlimitedworldwide.com
Phone:  573-544-2041

 

 

 

 

EUROPE

CELTIC FIELD SPORTS (IRELAND)
Magnolia, TX 77355
Email:  huntireland@aol,com
Web:  www.celticfieldsports.com
Phone:  281-823-2026

 

FERNANDO SAIZ
Madrid, Spain
Email:  f.saizspain@gmail.com
Web:  www.fernandosaizspain.com
Phone:  011-34-91-650-5169

 

PROHUNT SAFARIS
Madrid, Spain 28006
Email:  loicsintes@prohuntsafaris.com
Web:  www.prohunt-spain.com
Phone:  011-34-91-431-7070

 

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

HP ADVENTURES (ARGENTINA)
Homestead, FL 33032
Email:  debabhunts@bellsouth.net
Web:  www.argentinabirdhunts.com

Phone:  786-243-3170

 

 

 

 

SOUTH PACIFIC

MUNGUNUI HUNTING PARK
Waitoma Caves, North Island, New Zealand
Email:  huntingnz@actrix.co.nz
Web:  www.huntnz.co.nz
Phone:  011-646-824-3707

 

SOUTH PACIFIC SAFARIS NEW ZEALAND
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Email:  info@huntingnewzealand.co.nz
Web:  www.huntingnewzealand.co.nz
Phone:  011-64-3-319-5168

 

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

BEACON COVE MARINA & ED KELLER
Harrison Twp., MI 48045
Web:  www.beaconcovemarina.net
Phone:  586-463-3864

 

BRIARWOOD SPORTING CLUB
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Email:  chris@briarwoodclub.com
Web:  www.briarwoodclub.com
Phone:  937-593-8045

 

BUCKSTOP TAXIDERMY
Westland, MI 48185
Email:  bob@buckstoptaxidermy,com
Web:  www.buckstoptaxidermy.com
Phone:  734-459-2083

 

CASCADE FUR SALON
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Email:  jhandyou03@aol.com
Phone:  616-957-4936

 

CASTLE VALLEY OUTDOORS
Emery, Utah 84522
Email:  info@castlevalleyoutdoors.com
Web:  www.castlevalleyoutdoors.com
Phone:  800-586-6503

 

CHESAPEAKE GOOSE & DUCK HUNTING
Easton, MD 21601
Email:  kirby@chesapeakehunting.com
Web:  www.chesapeakehunting.com
Phone:  410-310-6758

 

CROOKED FOOT HUNT CLUB
Owosso, MI 48867
Email:  crookedfoot@frontier.com
Web:  www.crookedfoothuntclub.com
Phone:  517-599-4287

 

EAST END FARMS
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Email:  eastendfarms.bw@gmail.com
Phone:  863-634-1245

 

FROLING'S BUFFALO RANCH
Ionia, MI 48846
Email:  rfroling@chartermi.net
Web:  www.rogerfroling.com
Phone:  616-527-4622

 

FRONT SIGHT FIREARMS TRAINING INSTITUTE
Aptos, CA 95001
Email:  info@frontsight.com
Web:  www.frontsight.com
Phone:  800-987-7719

 

HEAVENS GATE OUTFITTERS
Riggins, ID 83549
Email:  karenhgoid82269@gmail.com
Web:  www.hgoid.com
Phone:  208-628-2783

 

HERITAGE TROPHY HUNTS
Lupton, MI 48635
Phone:  248-505-6280

 

HILDE HUNTING SERVICES
Holly, MI 48442
Email:  dan@hildewildlife.com
Phone:  248-909-1512

 

HILL COUNTRY TEXAS CUSTOM KNIVES
Mountain Home, TX 78058
Email:  keithsknife@hctck.com
Web:  www.hctck.com
Phone:  830-683-3418

 

JEWELCRAFT INTERNATIONAL
Novi, MI 48374
Phone:  734-748-0098

 

LOMBARDO'S TAXIDERMY STUDIO
Fair Haven, MI 48023
Email:  jlombardo370@aol.com
Phone:  586-725-4352

 

LOW SIGNATURE SOLUTIONS
Troy, MI 48083
Email:  sasgroup@comcast.net
Phone:  586-776-4836

 

MCDOUGALL LODGE
Lake Creek, Alaska
Email:  info@mcdougalllodge.com
Web:  www.mcdougalllodge.com
Phone:  801-318-7127

 

PHEASANT CITY LODGE
Wessington, South Dakota 57301
Email:  cameron@pheasantcity.com
Web:  www.pheasantcity.com
Phone:  605-354-0743

 

PRETTY HUNTER, TRICIA AUTEN
Waterford, MI 48239
Email:  tricia@prettyhunter.com
Web:  www.prettyhunter.com
Phone:  248-701-3222

 

RARE WORLD TREASURES
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Email:  angierareworldtreasures@gmail.com
Web:  www.fineart1.com
Phone:  360-954-5454

 

R&D SPORT FISHING CHARTERS
Milford, MI 48381
Email:  captainron@passintime.com
Web:  www.passintime.com
Phone:  248-684-4237

 

ROSS HAMMOCK RANCH
Inglis, FL 34449
Email:  hrrossfla@aol.com
Web:  www.rosshammockranch.com
Phone:  352-427-5807

 

SAFARI UNLIMITED
New Bloomfield, MO 65063
Email:  drake@bluereefadventures.com
Web:  www.safariunlimitedworldwide.com
Phone:  573-544-2041

 

SAM SOET ART
Farwell, MI 48622
Web:  www.samsoetart.com
Phone:  616-826-6459

 

SCI DETROIT CHAPTER
Shelby Twp., MI 48318
Web:  www.scidetroit.com

 

TEXAS HUNT LODGE
Kerrville, TX 78025
Email:  info@texashuntlodge.com
Web:  www.texashuntlodge.com
Phone:  830-367-7611

 

THE ART IS CALLING
Richmond, MI 48062
Email:  hollingsworth@macomb.edu
Phone:  810-543-1125

 

THE WILDLIFE GALLERY, INC.
Blanchard, MI 49310
Email:  owen@thewildlifegallery.com
Web:  www.thewildlifegallery.com
Phone:  989-561-5369

 

TRIGGER TIME OUTFITTERS
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Email:  bjurries44@gmail.com
Phone:  231-796-7100

 

TRIJICON
Wixom, MI 48393
Web:  www.trijicon.com
Phone:  800-338-0563

 

VALHALLA LODGE
Lupton, MI 48635
Email:  info@valhallalodgemi.com
Web:  www.valhallalodgemi.com
Phone:  888-465-8099

 

WARD OUTFITTERS
Wilcox, AZ 85643
Email:  trophyhunts@wardsoutfitters.com
Web:  www.wardsoutfitters.com
Phone:  520-384-3351

 

WEST TEX - NEW MEX HUNTING SERVICES
Roswell, NM 88202
Email:  letshunt@zianet.com
Phone:  575-622-6600

 

WITTROCK OUTFITTERS
Fairbanks, AK 99706
Email:  noainc@mosquitonet.com
Web:  www.wittrockoutfitters.com
Phone:  907-322-9841

 

WY CON SAFARIS, INC.
Saratoga, WY 82331
Email:  wyconsafari@gmail.com
Web:  www.wyconsafariinc.com
Phone:  970-456-7580

 

XTREME WORLD CLASS WHITETAILS OF OHIO
Millersburg, Ohio 44654
Email:  xtremewcw@gmail.com
Web:  www.xtreme-wcwo.com
Phone:  330-237-9960

 

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