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The 8th Annual Wheelchair & Wounded Warrior Hunt

Monday, October 15th & Tuesday, October 16th, 2012.

Group photo of our 7th Annual Wheelchair & Wounded Warrior Hunt (Susan Deloach photography)



Our Wounded Warriors receive a flag-waving, heroes welcome upon arrival at our Annual Hunt.

Brigadier General Lori Reynolds, the Commanding General of Parris Island Marine Recruit Depot attended the event and thanked the Wounded Warriors for their service.

Brigadier General Lori Reynolds addressing the group.

The Parris Island Marine Corps Band was on hand to entertain the crowd and provide appropriate patriotic music for the event.

Wounded Warriors standing at attention during the National Anthem.

A wonderful barbeque lunch was prepared by a team of volunteer Executive Chefs from the Chefs of the Lowcountry Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.  Ron Andrews, Executive Chef from Brays Island, Tony Gates, Executive Chef from Spring Island and Frederick Nusbaum, Executive Chef at Savannah's Oglethorpe Club teamed up to prepare and help serve pulled pork, baked bean and potato salad with all the trimmings.

Brays Island Executive Chef, Ron Andrews and the Oglethorpe Club's Executive Chef, Frederick Nusbaum serving lunch.

This year we are thrilled to welcome back Scott Matthews.  Scott is a Benelli  Exhibition Shooter.  He will entertain us with his shotgun shooting skills after lunch on Monday.  Click here for a preview of Scott's shooting skills.

Scott Matthews demonstrating how to make a salad with a shotgun at our 6th Annual Hunt.

  You can also visit his website at

During our 7th Annual Hunt last year we had 50 hunters hunting on 25 of the most exclusive private plantations in the south, assisted by over 200 volunteers.  They harvested 18 deer and several wild hogs. 

2 very happy Wounded Warriors with their trophy bucks!

A group of taxidermists volunteered to mount anything that our hunters brought in and worked tirelessly during the event to clean and cape the trophies. 

Low Country Chapter Member & taxidermist Dan Pernell of Pernell's Taxidermy caping a buck.


Chapter Treasurer, Bill Snow distributing frozen, vacuum-packed venison to our Wounded Warriors.

Over the years we have reached out to other organizations for support and financial assistance. 

Among them are The Nemours Wildlife Foundation (host plantation for the event), the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the National Rifle Association, The Outdoor Dream Foundation, Safari Club International’s Humanitarian Foundation, the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, the Triangle Chapter of Safari Club International and the Carolinas Chapter of Safari Club International. 

We are very grateful to these organizations for their support of our  Chapter's  Wounded Warrior and Disabled Hunter programs.

Live the Wild Life host, Gus Congemi and his new #1 SCI Archery Brown Bear!

Last year's hunt was filmed by Gus Congemi and a crew of 4 videographers.  Gus is the host of the outdoor hunting program Live The Wild Life.   Gus and his crew followed 5 Wounded Warriors in the field during the hunt and captured two successful hunts on film. 

The program aired in August and will be shown 3 more times in November on Tuesday the 6th at 1:00pm, Wednesday the 7th at 12 midnight and Sunday the 11th at 11:30am.  The program is on the Pursuit Channel which is available by satellite on Dish Network on channel 240 and on Direct TV on channel 604.

If you would like to volunteer to assist at our events and/or add your email address to our Wounded Warrior & Disabled Hunter program email distribution list, please email us at

Please view the links below for an overview of our program and how it has affected the lives of our hunters and volunteers. 

NRA Video of our 5th Annual Hunt

SCI Video of our 4th Annual Hunt

WCBD Charleston Coverage of our 4th Annual Hunt

 WTOC Savannah coverage of our 4th Annual Hunt

 3rd Annual Wheelchair Hunt Video Clips (Courtesy of Sorrells Outdoors)

 Sgt. Eric Edmundson's inspirational story & trophy photos

 Wheelchair hunter, Lewis "Butch" Hollis, has passed away

Your financial support makes these events possible.  A suggested Donation amount of $100.00 will pay the expenses for the participation of a sick youngster, wounded veteran or deserving adult disabled hunter.  

How many would you like to sponsor?

Click the link below to open a Donation Form that you can print to distribute to friends, fellow hunters and business associates who would like to support our Safari Wish and Disabled Hunter events.

Thank you for your support!

With your help the 8th Annual Wheelchair & Wounded Warrior Hunt will be a great success and a patriotic event that our hunters and volunteers will remember for years to come!



Coming from the south, Nemours Plantation is on the right side of Highway 17, several miles north of Gardens Corners outside of Beaufort, SC. Coming from the north the entrance is on the left of Highway 17 approximately ½ mile south of the Combahee River bridge. Look for the brick gates and the Nemours Plantation sign. Follow the road onto the plantation and bear left after passing through the second set of brick gates. Go down the avenue of live oaks and look for the event tents.



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