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9th Annual Doug Brown Memorial Pheasant Hunt

The 9th annual Doug Brown Memorial Paralyzed Veterans of America Pheasant Hunt was held on 13 September 2021 at the Top Gun hunting lodge outside of Howard, SD. The hunt is a memorial to Doug Brown who served for years as the Veterans Benefits Representative at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Veterans Administration. Chris Menzie (brother of Doug Brown) was unable to attend this year due to an illness but sent his best regards to the North Central Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America for organizing the hunt. Fifteen disabled veterans from South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin along with numerous volunteers participated in the hunt. The veterans managed to bag over 75 birds during the hunt. A special thanks to Kevin Schumacher and everyone at TOP GUN that helped make the hunt possible. All the hunters had a great time and are looking forward to attending again next year.

Cancellation of 2020 Prairie Dog Hunt

This decision is in alignment with the latest direction from the preeminent national health care experts who urged Americans to avoid crowds due to the coronavirus pandemic. The safety and well-being of Members and Guests are our top priority. We look forward to hosting the event again next year and pray that you and your families stay safe during these uncertain times.

25th Annual Platte Pheasant Hunt

The Paralyzed Veterans of America North Central Chapter disabled hunters attended the 25th Annual Pheasant Hunt in Platte, SD on 08-10 November 2018. Twenty-Four (24) Hunters participated in the two day hunt held annually in Platte, SD. The hunters were welcomed Thursday night at the Legion Post 115 with the auxiliary providing a social and supper. Friday consisted of breakfast at the Community Center and the hunters breaking into two groups for the hunt. The hunters woke up to over 4 inches of snow Friday morning and still managed to bag plenty of birds. The Local community hosted the annual auction and supper at the community center on Friday night. Saturday consisted of breakfast at the community center and another cold and snowy pheasant hunt. The Paralyzed Veterans of America North Central Chapter would like to thank the entire Platte Community for another wonderful pheasant hunt. The PVA hunters want to express their sincere appreciation to the Platte Community, American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, Volunteers, and Land Owners who helped make the 25th Annual PVA Pheasant Hunt a huge success. A very special thank you to Clarence Blunck who originally organized this Pheasant Hunt back in 1994. Many veterans have had the pleasure of attending this event and they all look forward to it every year.

7th Annual Doug Brown Pheasant Hunt

The 7th annual Doug Brown Memorial Paralyzed Veterans of America Pheasant Hunt was held on 10 September 2018 at the Top Gun hunting lodge outside of Howard, SD. The hunt is a memorial to Doug Brown who served for years as the Veterans Benefits Representative at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Veterans Administration. Chris Menzie (brother of Doug Brown) and the North Central Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America organized the hunt. Fifteen disabled veterans from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin participated in the hunt. The veterans managed to bag over 60 birds during the hunt. Josh Anderson with Outdoorsmen Adventures filmed the entire hunt and will be airing the hunt on his upcoming shows. You can visit his web site at www.outdoorsmenadventures.com for upcoming times and dates for his show. Thanks to everyone that helped make the hunt possible. All the hunters had a great time and are looking forward to attending again next year.

9th Annual Prairie Dog Hunt

The 9th Annual North Central Paralyzed Veterans Prairie Dog Hunt was held 21-22 June 2018 at Chamberlain, SD. 12 Veterans and 3 volunteers attended this years hunt. Mark Ohm, regional supervisor for the SDGF&P and other conservation officers coordinated the hunt. The Veterans along with their SDGF&P guides divided up into three different groups on the first day and enjoyed a great day of hunting. Jona Ohm along with other volunteers prepared a supper meal at the Oacoma Community Center on Thurday night. The Veterans and Guides split up again on the second day and tried some new areas that have never been hunted. The weather cooperated for both days and everyone had a great time practicing and honing their skills in marksmanship. A special thanks to all the landowners who make this hunt possible by allowing the veterans to have access to their property. Thanks to all who helped make this another great hunt and we look forward to it again in 2019.

The Paralyzed Veterans of America North Central Chapter disabled hunters attended the 24th Annual Pheasant Hunt in Platte, SD on 09-11 November 2017. Twenty Four (24) Hunters participated in the two day hunt held annually in Platte, SD. The hunters were welcomed Thursday night at the Legion Post 115 with the auxiliary providing a social and supper. Friday consisted of a breakfast at the Community Center and the hunters breaking into two groups for the hunt. The hunters experienced windy and cold weather on Friday and still managed to bag plenty of birds. The Local community hosted the annual auction and supper at the community center on Friday night. Saturday consisted of breakfast at the community center and the hunters enjoyed warmer weather with sunshine and another great day of pheasant hunting.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America North Central Chapter would like to thank the entire Platte Community for another wonderful pheasant hunt. The PVA hunters want to express their sincere appreciation to the Platte Community, American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, Volunteers, and Land Owners who helped make the 24th Annual PVA Pheasant Hunt a huge success.

A very special thank you to Clarence Blunck who originally organized this Pheasant Hunt back in 1994. Many veterans have had the pleasure of attending this event and they all look forward to it every year.

PVA Sioux River Wildlife Pheasant Hunt

12 Hunters from the North Central Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America participated in this years Sioux River Wildlife Pheasant Hunt held on 9 October, 2017 in Flandreau, SD. Tad & Kathy Jacobs hosted the hunters at their Lodge for a fun filled hunt. Robbie Thompson along with other guides and volunteers helped the veterans bag over 35 birds. The weather turned out to be cold and rainy but everyone enjoyed the hunt and are looking forward to the hunt again next year.

6th Annual Doug Brown Memorial Pheasant Hunt

The 6th annual Doug Brown Memorial Paralyzed Veterans of America Pheasant Hunt was held on 11 September 2017 at the Top Gun hunting lodge outside of Howard, SD. The hunt is a memorial to Doug Brown who served for years as the Veterans Benefits Representative at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Veterans Administration. Chris Menzie (brother of Doug Brown) and the North Central Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America organized the hunt. Ten disabled veterans from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin participated in the hunt. The veterans managed to bag over 50 birds during the hunt. Gary Howie with Outdoorsmen Adventures filmed the entire hunt and will be airing the hunt on his upcoming shows. You can visit his web site at www.outdoorsmenadventures.com for upcoming times and dates for his show. Thanks to everyone that helped make the hunt possible. All the hunters had a great time and are looking forward to attending again next year.

NCPVA holds several different hunting events throughout the year, check out the calendar to see what events are coming up!
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8th Annual NCCPVA Prairie Dog Hunt

The 8th Annual North Central Paralyzed Veterans Prairie Dog Hunt was held 15-16 June 2017 at Chamberlain, SD. 11 Veterans and 6 volunteers attended this years Hunt. Mark Ohm, regional supervisor for the SDGF&P and other conservation officers coordinated the hunt to include a supper for the hunters on Thursday night. Everyone had a great time practicing and honing their skills in Marksmanship. Thanks to all who helped make this another great hunt and we look forward to it again in 2018.

23rd Annual Platte Pheasant Hunt

23rd Annual Platte Pheasant Hunt

The Paralyzed Veterans of America North Central Chapter disabled hunters attended the 23rd Annual Pheasant Hunt in Platte, SD on 10-12 November 2016. Twenty Seven (27) Hunters participated in the two day hunt held annually in Platte, SD. The hunters were welcomed Thursday night at the Legion Post 115 with the auxiliary providing a social and supper. Friday consisted of a breakfast at the Community Center and the hunters breaking into two groups for the hunt. The hunters enjoyed beautiful weather, plenty of birds and a lot of stories. The Local community hosted the annual auction and supper at the community center on Friday night. Saturday consisted of breakfast at the community center and the hunters enjoying another great day of pheasant hunting. Once again, the weather cooperated and the hunters bagged plenty of birds. The Paralyzed Veterans of America North Central Chapter would like to thank the entire Platte Community for another wonderful pheasant hunt. The PVA hunters want to express their sincere appreciation to the Platte Community, American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, Volunteers, and Land Owners who helped make the 23rd Annual PVA Pheasant Hunt a huge success. A very special thank you to Clarence Blunck who originally organized this Pheasant Hunt back in 1994. Many veterans have had the pleasure of attending this event and they all look forward to it every year.

Birds, Bucks & Berries Pheasant Hunt

Birds, Bucks & Berries Pheasant Hunt

The Birds, Bucks & Berries Pheasant Hunt was held on October 11, 2016. The Pheasant hunt is held in Parker, SD and continues to be an annual hunt that all the members look forward to each year. This years event included the pheasant hunt with a benefit concert by Colton James in the evening.

5th Annual Doug Brown Pheasant Hunt

5th Annual Doug Brown Pheasant Hunt

The fifth annual Doug Brown Memorial Paralyzed Veterans of America Pheasant Hunt was held on 12 September 2016 at the Top Gun hunting lodge outside of Howard, SD. The hunt is a memorial to Doug Brown who served for years as the Veterans Benefits Representative at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Veterans Administration. Chris Menzie (brother of Doug Brown) and the North Central Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America organized the hunt. Ten disabled veterans from South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin participated in the hunt. The veterans managed to bag over 50 birds during the hunt. Gary Howie with Outdoorsmen Adventures filmed the entire hunt and will be airing the hunt on his upcoming shows. You can visit his web site at www.outdoorsmenadventures.com for upcoming times and dates for his show. Thanks to everyone that helped make the hunt possible. All the hunters had a great time and are looking forward to attending again next year.

Disabled Hunters Permit

A Disabled Hunter Permit authorizes qualifying individuals with disabilities to lawfully shoot game animals from a stationary motor vehicle. This includes big game animals such as deer, antelope, elk, and turkey, and small game animals such as grouse, pheasants, partridge, rabbits, and waterfowl.
A Disabled Hunter Permit is issued free-of-cost by GFP to qualifying hunters and is valid for a four-year period. Individuals will need to reapply for a permit renewal at that time. The disabled hunter permit is intended for use in situations where an applicant's physical or medical condition makes it impossible, or causes severe pain or physical hardship on the applicant, when walking afield while hunting. Licensed hunters who are paraplegics or otherwise physically unable to walk with or without crutches, braces, or other mechanical support, and who have a Disabled Hunter Permit, may shoot in fields, woods, or from public roads from a stationary motor vehicle or all-terrain vehicle while hunting game animals or game birds in accordance with the conditions of the permit. The hunter will need to obtain the required state licenses for whatever species are to be hunted. Permit limitations or guidelines specify what a person legally can and cannot do while in possession of a Disabled Hunter Permit.
A Disabled Hunter Permit may be issued for a period not to exceed 12 months to any person with a temporary ambulatory injury. The disabled hunter application has a section that must be completed and signed by a licensed physician that will document the physical disabilities or medical condition limiting the applicant's walking ability. View and download application. contact information 605.223.7660 | wildinfo@state.sd.us
What are the qualifications to receive a Disabled Hunter Permit? A qualifying person must have at least one of the following physical disabilities or medical conditions: has lost one or both legs or who has temporarily or permanently lost the use of one or both legs; requires a wheelchair for mobility; is physically unable to walk without the assistance of another person, prosthetic aid, brace, crutch, or other device that is intended to support or assist the person while walking; is on portable oxygen; is unable to walk a distance of more than 300 feet without assistance or rest due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition; has been diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder such as muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis; has been diagnosed with a Class III cardiac disease resulting in marked limitation of physical activity; has been diagnosed with a Class IV cardiac disease resulting in the inability to carry on any physical activity without discomfort; or is restricted by lung disease to such a degree that the person's forced expiratory volume in one second, when measured by a spirometer, is less than one liter; or the arterial oxygen tension is less than 60 mm/hg on room air at rest. What activities does a Disabled Hunter Permit authorize and what are the permit limitations?
A Disabled Hunter Permit authorizes the permittee to shoot from a stationary motor vehicle with the following exceptions or limitations: shooting from a federal or state highway or across any public road is prohibited; when hunting big game from public road rights-of-way, the permittee must obtain prior written permission from the owner or lessee of the immediate adjoining private lands; the permittee may shoot from a stationary all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and may lawfully transport a firearm on an ATV while hunting without having to unload and/or case the firearm; shooting from a snowmobile or the use of any motor vehicle to chase or pursue any game animal is prohibited; and the use of any motor vehicle is prohibited on lands owned, leased, or controlled by GFP, except on designated roads, trails, or parking areas.

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