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The event will also include a fundraising auction Saturday, December 14 at noon at Family “C” RV Park located on Highway 21 three miles north of Forest. The public is invited to attend to bid on donated items while the children are given “play money” to bid on specific items to take home as souvenirs after the weekend hunt.

“We once had a kid who was blind and he shot his first deer here with us, something he may never have experienced anywhere else,” Crimm added. “To see the joy on this kid’s face when he got his first deer was nothing short of watching God’s hand at work,” he continued.
Volunteer hunting guides will help the young hunters in every aspect of the hunt in the attempt to locate a deer and make the necessary shot to bring home the trophy. This is a weekend about these children who do not normally have the opportunity to go hunting. All the volunteers work together to create a great hunting experience for them.

Hope Outdoor Youth Hunt organizer Larry Crimm explained, the event is about more than hunting. The purpose of the event is to minister and provide activities for the children with devotions and testimonies.
The local community has come together to support this important event. Several businesses and residents of Scott County have donated the use of four-wheelers, UTVs, trailers, land, deer-blinds, along with their time to provide a hunting experience for attendees.
The local community has again shown support for this annual event. Organizers have received a variety of donations including items for the auctions, food and drinks for participants, monetary donations, as well as volunteers. Donated auction items will be auctioned off to the public to raise money for the event. All monetary donations will go towards funding the weekend event and to Hope Outdoors Ministries.
At least a dozen youth will be visiting Scott County December 13-14 for the annual youth hunt and fundraiser sponsored by Hope Outdoors Ministries.
Each year, the county is host to many ill or disabled youth that travel to Forest to attend the highly anticipated annual hunt.

The organizers are still accepting donations from the public. Donations may be delivered to Family “C” Campground or can be coordinated by contacting Larry Crimm at 601-507-7682 to contribute to this benefit.

County hosts Annual Hope Outdoors Youth Hunt At least a dozen youth will be visiting Scott County December 13-14 for the annual youth hunt and fundraiser sponsored by Hope Outdoors Ministries.

“Hope Outdoors has so much equipment,” Pendleton said. “We have tank track chairs and we have all kind of shooting devices that will actually allow the hunter to shoot the device without actually holding the device.”

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) – Woodlawn Church in Columbia hosted its first Hope Outdoors hunting event on Friday.
Hope Outdoors helps people with disabilities get involved with outdoor activities such as hunting.

“To get out and be out here in the outdoors again, I do it but I do it different and the joy of it you know. Like I said, there’s others worse than I am,” Graham said.
Hope Outdoor organizer Brent Pendleton said their efforts are to spread hope for disabled members of their community.
“I’ve already learned so many other things from people in wheelchairs on different ways to get around and different devices that are available, so it’s just an amazing time,” Pendleton said.
Four churches were part of the effort to bring this idea to life, First Baptist Church Columbia, Life Church, The Church on Main and Woodlawn Church.
Being around people who struggle with the same battles has inspired many who chose to participate. It was a way to develop special bonds and at the same time learn different ways to overcome their obstacles.

Volunteers from the area offered their guns, vehicles and land to give folks a memory that will last a life time.

Hope Outdoors helps people with disabilities get involved with outdoor activities such as hunting.