On January 27, ten wounded soldiers, of the United States Army and Marines, visited a Monroe County farm to take part in the Wounded Warrior Hunt put on by more than 80 volunteers from Monroe County and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
The soldiers arrived the Friday before and started around 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The soldiers were divided into four groups to hunt rabbit, pheasants and quail. The hunt had designated areas for each group to hunt.
Marty and Tracy Gibson, of Lake of St. Louis, donated their property for the second year in a row to host the event. Gibson stated, “This was originally used for a deer camp, but we are now currently building a new home and planning to relocate to the area,” adding, “We are more than happy to be able to help with an event like this.”
Conservation Agent David McCorkel, of the Missouri Department of Conservation, worked with all the volunteers to make the event possible. McCorkel stated, “It’s just the county coming together and giving back to our soldiers. I was just the liaison between the countless volunteers and the soldiers”
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