Mobility impaired deer hunts


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Image courtesy of SC Department of Natural Resources The SC Department of Natural Resources is helping sponsor two special deer hunts this year in the Upstate for mobility impaired deer hunters. The first will be held Oct. 27-28 in Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties, and the second Nov. 3-4 in Laurens and Newberry counties.


UNION COUNTY — Deer hunts for some very special hunters and Bantams softball action are some of the sports action happening in Union County.

Mobility Impaired Deer Hunts

Mobility impaired deer hunters will again be treated to a unique opportunity to attend two special deer hunts this year. The hunts are scheduled for Oct. 27-28 in Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties, and on Nov. 3-4 in Laurens and Newberry counties.

Applications are available at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) website at www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting/mobilityhunt.html. Completed applications must be received at the Union SCDNR Office by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. For more information, call the Union SCDNR office at (864) 427-5140 or visit www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting/mobilityhunt.html.

Applicants may apply for one or both hunts. There is no application fee or other cost associated with these hunts. Hunting will take place on Friday afternoon and the following Saturday morning of each hunt. Hunters will meet their hosts at a noon lunch on Friday and will then disperse to their assigned hunt sites.

Applicants are restricted to persons who are permanently and severely mobility impaired. These include only those who are permanently confined to a wheelchair, persons permanently requiring the use of a mechanical aid (walker. braces, cane, etc.) to walk, or persons with complete single or double leg amputations. Each hunter may be accompanied by one other person who can assist them in a non-hunting capacity only.

These special hunts are co-sponsored by SCDNR, which will handle the application process and notification of successful hunters. A number of generous landowners and managers will accommodate hunters on their properties this year during these special hunts.

A number of organizations are also co-sponsoring these events through financial support or assistance in various other ways. These co-sponsors include the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Georgia Pacific Corp., Carolina’s Fence Association, South Carolina Disabled Sportsmen, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Sprinkle Prosthetics, the Upstate Warrior Solution, South Carolina Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers Association and the SCDNR’s Take One Make One program (www.dnr.sc.gov/education/tomo/index.html.) There are also a significant number of volunteers whose assistance is vital to the success of these events.

Bantams 2017 Fall Schedule

The USC Union Bantams Softball Team has a busy fall schedule ahead of it with games to be played throughout September and well into October. Those games will be played on the following dates at the following locations:

• Saturday, September 23

Dillon — Double Header

Game 1: To Be Announced

Game 2: To Be Announced

• Saturday, September 30

Home — Double Header (7 innings)

Game 1: 1 p.m. vs. Patrick Henry Community College

Game 2: 3 p.m. vs. Patrick Henry Community College

• Sunday, October 1

Home — Double Header (7 innings)

Game 1: 12 p.m. vs. Carolina Diamondbacks

Game 3: 2 p.m. vs. Carolina Diamondbacks

• Saturday, October 7

Home — 4 Game Round Robin (7 innings or 1:40 time limit)

Game 1: 10:30 a.m. Full Count 16U vs. NC Pride

Game 2: 12:30 p.m. USC Union vs. Full Count 18U

Game 3: 2:30 p.m. USC Union vs. Full Count 16U

Game 4: 4:30 p.m. Full Count 18U vs. NC Pride

• Sunday, October 8

Home — Double Header (7 innings)

Game 1: 1 p.m. vs. SC Rage

Game 2: 3 p.m. vs. SC Rage

• Sunday, October 15

Columbia College — Double Header

Game 1: 1 p.m. vs. Columbia College

Game 2: 3 p.m. vs. Columbia College

• Sunday, October 21

Claflin University — Double Header

Game 1: 1 p.m. vs. Claflin

Game 2: 3 p.m. vs. Claflin

Image courtesy of SC Department of Natural Resources The SC Department of Natural Resources is helping sponsor two special deer hunts this year in the Upstate for mobility impaired deer hunters. The first will be held Oct. 27-28 in Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties, and the second Nov. 3-4 in Laurens and Newberry counties.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_SCDNR.jpgImage courtesy of SC Department of Natural Resources The SC Department of Natural Resources is helping sponsor two special deer hunts this year in the Upstate for mobility impaired deer hunters. The first will be held Oct. 27-28 in Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties, and the second Nov. 3-4 in Laurens and Newberry counties.
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