Midwest Outdoors Unlimited / MN DAV Outdoors Program
Disabled Veterans Pheasant Hunt
October 4th and 11th -2014
The MN Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) in partnership with Midwest Outdoors
Unlimited (MOU) is announcing their disabled veterans pheasant hunts planned for 10/4/2014 and
10/11/2014 at Sandpines Pheasant Preserve in Avon, MN (just a few miles N of St. Cloud).
The 1st hunt on Oct. 4th is planned for October 13th and will be sponsored by MOU. The event is being set up for disabled veteran hunters who have participated in these hunts in the past (Alumni). Participants will be expected to partially or fully fund the cost of the hunt ( $250.00 each ) with a minimum of $100 ( sent in along w/their application ) and more would certainly be appreciated either from the hunters or sponsors they personally seek out ( Elks, VFW, DAV, American Legion , MOPH or other local civic organizations.
Alumni hunters certainly understand the impact of this hunting experience on quality of life for participants… and we certainly want to provide more experiences for the alumni hunters, however, if they can assist in the cost, we can provide more of these opportunities for them.
The Second hunt on Oct 11th is being sponsored by the MN Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Foundation and coordinated by Midwest Outdoors Unlimited (MOU). This hunt will be for disabled veterans who have not participated in this hunt before. We want to focus this day on a new experience for the hunters.
1.For previous hunters (Alumni) in this program, a minimum of 100.00 dollars is required with the application (for Oct 14). The first 20 to send in will be selected for this hunt and 1st priority candidates for the 2nd planned hunt in spring of 2014 if your application comes in after the 1st 20. We suggest alumni candidates seek sponsorships for this $100 or pay on your own. The total cost of the hunt for a hunter is $225 and so if possible, the total cost of the hunt would be very welcome..
2.Our goal is to get candidates and select a total of 20 disabled veteran hunters for this hunt.
3.The hunt for new hunters on Oct 11th will be funded by the DAV of MN Foundation; however, again, donations toward the cost of $250 in any amount would be appreciated.
4.Each hunter will have an experienced hunting assistant with him/her in the field. We can provide you with a volunteer assistant if needed.
5.The dates for the 1st time hunters, again, will be October 4th and for the alumni on Oct 11th-
2014. More details will be mailed later to applicants after hunters are selected.
6.Attending pre-hunt orientation (one hour prior) is mandatory.
7.Both the hunter and the volunteer must wear blaze orange in the field.
8.Please make a copy of the application for yourself before mailing back.
9.Bring your own shotgun and shells (must be 4-6 shot-can be lead) if you have some -2 boxes or so. We will have more available to the hunters if needed.
Please check if you are a new hunter or previous hunter. New Prev.
City: ______State: ______Zip Code: ______
Phone Number: ______Age: ______Weight: ______
In case of an emergency, please contact: ______Phone:______
Type of disability/diagnosis: ______
Briefly describe physical disabilities:
Difficulties with outdoor temperatures: Yes ______No ______
Describe any special needs, assistance, and/or equipment you will need:
Do you require the use of a wheelchair for independence: Yes _____ No ______
Please circle items used: walker cane crutches other: ______
List any current medications taken:______
Date of last medical appointment: ______
Name of physician seen: ______
Allergies (be specific): ______
Please list any other medical information concerning your current health status: ______
Last year you fish/hunted: ______Last year you fired a weapon independently: ______
Do you have a weapon/fishing pole available to use:
If yes, please indicate: Shotgun______Handgun ______Archery______(Rifles not permitted)
(You must have your own transportation to and from the EVENT. )
Branch of Service: ______
WWII: ______Korea: ______Vietnam: ______Desert Storm: _____Afghanistan_____ Iraq_____
Years served: ______
- Our screening committee will review all applications.
- All applicants will be notified by mail after 2 weeks prior to event as to their selection.
- All attendees will be assigned an experienced volunteer to assist during the event.
- Questions concerning these hunts should be directed to DAV MN Dept Headquarters (651) 291-1212.
Return applications to:
Previous Hunters Send to:
28791 325th Ave
Melrose, MN 56352
First Time Hunters Send to:
DAV 3rd Floor
20 12th st west
St. Paul, MN 55155
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY September 15th – 2014.