Application period opens for Camp Ripley physically disabled veterans hunts

The St. Cloud VA Health Care System, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the Minnesota National Guard, Camp Ripley will host the 21st annual physically disabled veterans deer hunt Oct. 2 – 4, and the ninth annual physically disabled veterans turkey hunt, April 23 – 25, 2013, at Camp Ripley, near Little Falls.

Limited space is available for both hunts. In a change from previous practice, applications for both hunts will be taken July 1 – 31.

These special hunts are available for physically disabled veterans who receive outpatient treatment from the VA, or are eligible for VA care and cannot hunt during the regular firearms seasons.

Applicants should contact Dennis Erie at (320) 255-6394 or e-mail dennis.erie@va.gov for application instructions.

The physically disabled veterans hunts are sponsored by the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and their respective Auxiliaries.

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