For some of the youth who apply and are selected to participate, it may be their first time to learn about and hold a firearm, hunt for game, or just simply to be in the woods. In order to be eligible,youth must be a resident of the State where the event is being hosted (or have had) a life threatening disease or injury.
Previous youth hunters have been cancer patients, amputees, heart transplant receipients, victims of brain injuries, cerebal palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and down's syndrome. We gladly accomodate crutches and wheelchairs. Those who are unfamiliar with firearms are professionally coached and trained in safety and marksmanship.
Each youth hunter selected must obtain a State Hunter Safety Certificate (if required by state law) prior to the hunt. During the events, the youth and their quests spend each night in a motel or camp lodge. Expenses are provided by contributions from individuals, companies in the industry, churches and by interested organizations who believe that these youth are only "handicapped" if we neglect to teach them about God's Great Outdoors and our responsibility as stewards in managing our natural resources.