By ANAD Family, Morale, Welfare and RecreationJanuary 23, 2020
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- The depot held its eighth annual Wounded Warrior Hunt Jan. 18-19.
This year, Purple Heart Medal recipients came from four different states to participate in the two-day guided deer hunt.
Participants arrived at the depot Friday night and settled in. Their volunteer guides were on-hand to meet them and grill out.
Saturday was plagued with bad weather, but participants harvested nine deer, including two eight-point bucks.
After drying out, supper and some sleep, the participants and their guides were back in the woods Sunday with better weather and were able to harvest eight more deer, including a ten point buck taken by Aaron Causey.
In total, 17 Purple Heart Medal recipients participated in the hunt and 17 deer were harvested.
"The real success of this event is in the experiences and interactions participants and guides had during the event," said Andrew Burns from ANAD's Outdoor Recreation. "This event could not have been conducted if it were not for the awesome volunteers and sponsors who assisted."
This year's sponsors included: AOD Federal Credit Union, GFP Consulting, Valley Machine, GC&E, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, American Federation of Government Employees, Alabama Power, BR Williams, Peerless Saloon, Jerry's Taxidermy, Still Life Taxidermy, Bannister Processing, Trail Ends Processing, Tucker Mills Feed, Trantham Farms, Calhoun County Farmers Co-op and Buffalo Rock.