Deer hunt deemed successful

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 23, 2020

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The fourth annual Andalusia Lions Club Physically Challenged Deer Hunt was a success.

Organizer and Lion Dirk Price, who is blind, said that there were nine hunters who participated this year;

• Travis Presley, Perdido, Ala., a legally blind man;

• Kevin Parke, Crestview, Fla., who was injured after he was blown up by an explosive;

• Jonathan Kirk of Nectar, Ala., who is paralyzed due to injuries from a motorcycle wreck;

• Pat Luttrell, Macon, Ga., who has one hand;

• Danielle Kyser Brawner, of Opp, who is legally blind;

• Kaden Bowdoin, who has spina bifida;

• Braden Elmore, who has an eating disorder;

• Hector Gonzalez, a former Navy Seal from Panama City, Fla.,

• Harold Moore of Gantt, who is paralyzed after an accident;

Price said that this year’s event yielded a good harvest for those who participated and everyone had a personal guide.

“We got one really neat comment,” he said. “Hector text me, and said that he had no night terrors, no migraines, no stress. You always think of the physical challenges, but it’s something that helped him deal in a mental sense. I thought that was unique.”

There was a large turnout at the dinner – around 78 people.

“We had over 100 people who put something into this event,” Price said. “It was the best hunt yet. We want to thank the community for its support and it was well-advertised.”

Part of the money will go to Lions Club International Foundation.