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10th Annual Doug Brown Memorial Pheasant Hunt

10th Annual Doug Brown Memorial Pheasant Hunt

The 10th annual Doug Brown Memorial Paralyzed Veterans of America Pheasant Hunt was held on 12 September 2022 at the Top Gun hunting lodge outside of Howard, SD.

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FISHING

Applications will be available January 2023

19th Annual Walleye Fishing Event, May 26-27, 2022

What a fantastic two-day fishing event we had this year! We couldn’t have asked for better weather on both days and most everyone catching their limits. This is the first year that the weather completely cooperated with us. We had 36 participants, and 40 boats were provided. The VFW Post 628 once again provided a wonderful Thursday evening meal for everyone involved.

NCPVA Annual Trapshoot

The PVA North Central Chapter held its Annual Trapshoot Sept. 9-11, 2022 at the Crooks Gun Club, Sioux Falls. The weekend weather was great for our shoot. We had 42 shooters which included 4 new junior shooters this year.

Winners were: High Overall: Steve Wagner with a score of 284; High Spinal Cord Injury: Dave David with a score of 256.

Team Wisconsin was 1st place team with a score of 1251: Dave David, Lloyd Johnson, Ken Buchholz, Dale Nelson, Steve Wagner.

Team Minnesota took 2nd place with a score of 1189: Scotty Poehler, Doug Eckhoff, Jack Olson, Hank Ebert, Dan Mitchell.

For the remaining results, please go to PVA.org under Shooting Sports.

Thank you to the Crooks Gun Club and volunteers, Tony's Catering, NRA Foundation, North Central's staff and volunteers for all their
hard work. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year - Thank you!!

HUNTING

NCPVA holds several different hunting events throughout the year, check out the calendar to see what events are coming up!
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27th Annual Platte Pheasant Hunt

The Paralyzed Veterans of America North Central Chapter disabled hunters attended the 27th Annual Pheasant Hunt in Platte, SD on 03-05 November 2022. Twenty-five (21) Hunters participated in the two-day hunt. The hunters were welcomed Thursday night at the Legion Post 115 with the Ladies auxiliary providing a social and supper meal. Friday consisted of breakfast at the Community Center and a great day of hunting. 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 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 Post 115, Ladies Auxiliary, Volunteers, and Landowners who helped make the 26th Annual PVA Pheasant Hunt a huge success.

10th Annual Doug Brown Memorial Pheasant Hunt

The 10th annual Doug Brown Memorial Paralyzed Veterans of America Pheasant Hunt was held on 12 September 2022 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. Sixteen disabled veterans from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois participated in the hunt.

The hunt was a huge success with the veterans bagging over 65 birds. Thanks to Kevin, all the volunteers and the veterans that helped make the hunt possible. All the hunters had a great time and are looking forward to
attending again next year.

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.

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.

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.

Bowling

Members interested in participating in Bowling at the Robinsdale Bowling Alley in Rapid City should contact the Chapter Office for more details. You can reach the office at (605) 336-0494...more

Fishing

The weather forecast for this two-day event was going to be a scorcher, but that did not seem to bother the attendees who showed up for this Memorial event, some were in wheel chairs, others walked with walkers, canes or assistance from family and friends, another great event allowing those with disabilities to be involved in. Pulling into the staging area, the sound of the lift assisting those in wheelchairs, echoed across the Arrowwood Cedar Shore boat launch parking lot. To some, it may have sounded rather loud and rough, but to those attending the sixteenth annual Firefighters/Paralyzed Veterans of America Joel Niemeyer Memorial...more

Hunting

Clarence Blunck (PVA Member) originally organized this pheasant hunt in 1994 and continued the tradition until his unfortunate passing in 2021. Jeff Blunck (Clarence’s Son) and Richard Hoppe (Commander Legion Post 115) wanted to continue Clarence’s vision of extending the opportunity for disabled veterans to experience pheasant hunting and enjoying the outdoors. The Paralyzed Veterans of America North Central Chapter disabled hunters attended the 26th Annual Pheasant Hunt in Platte, SD on 04-06 November 2021. Twenty-five (25) Hunters participated in the two-day hunt. The hunters were welcomed Thursday night at the Legion Post 115 with the...more

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