October 22, 2014

Group gives physically and developmentally challenged hunters a ‘Sporting Chance’

Group gives physically and developmentally challenged hunters a ‘Sporting Chance’
Annual pheasant hunt draws largest crowd to date
By Annette Tait
Families across North Dakota share the tradition of gathering for hunting weekends – to spend time together out in the fields, sharing the love of the sport and, afterward, the stories of the day and past hunting outings. The group gathered at the Center city park last weekend had much in common with others across the state, except that this “family” numbered between 35 and 60 at different times throughout the weekend.
“That’s what Sporting Chance is all about—we’re one big family,” said Barry Berger, a volunteer with the group. “Saturday was the biggest hunt we’ve ever had – we’ve never had a hunt that big. That was great.”
The annual pheasant hunt is just one of the adaptive recreation events Sporting Chance holds each year. The hunt is held on land that is under permit to BNI Coal; arrangements are made with the cooperation of BNI Coal and the landowners.


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