SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
Northeast Wisconsin Chapter

What is Disable Hunter?

A program designed to foster and promote opportunities for disabled hunters and wounded warriors to experience the hunting tradition and heritage, and to recognize the individual’s perseverance in hunting activities.

 

Mark Meunier's Manitoba Black Bear

 

This project started with a call from my good friends Bryan & Elissa Bogdan owners of Wekusko Falls Lodge with their desire to do a handi-cap or wounded warrior hunt. We contacted a local organization called Outfitters-4-Patriots in search of a disabled vet. After talking to Mark Meunier president of Outfitter-4-Patriots, a disabled vet himself and hearing his story of all the work he does for the vets even with his disability. At that point we decided that Mark was the one we wanted. Mark was succesful in taking a 250lb Black Bear. Alone on this trip was Kurt Walbeck of Outdoor Bound TV. This hunt was filmed and was air on Fox Sports and Midwest ABC in the spring of 2016 with the intent of promoting Wekusko Falls Lodge and SCI. Both Kurt and the lodge are long time supporters of SCI. Check out "Mark's Black Bear Hunt on Outdoor Bound TV".

 

Mitchell Carpenter's Monster Buck

 

14-year-old Mitchell Carpenter, who suffers from Juvenile Huntington's Disease, comes from a long line of hunters and has always dreamed of getting a "monster buck". Members of SCI's NE Wisconsin Chapter collaborated with Wolf River Preserve in Wisconsin in December 2010 to make his dream a reality.

 

Don's Buck

 

Don is a 42 year old man who suffers from MS and is paralyzed from the neck down. Bob at Wolf River Preserve produced a great buck for Don.

 

 

What is SafariWish?

The SCI Foundation’s SafariWish is part of its SafariCare program, and was designed to grant hunting and hunting-related wishes to individuals with terminal or life-threatening illnesses.

 

A Buck for Vern

 

Longtime hunter Vern Baehman had never been fortunate enough to bag a big buck. When he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2008, some of his friends at the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter and Wolf River Preserve stepped up to donated a deer hunt for him. Vern harvested this beautiful 176-inch buck.

 

For more information contact: Otto Reetz at 920-470-1845 or email Otto at ottoreetz@sbcgobal.net