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Applications period announced for the 2012 Physically Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt and 2013 Physically Disabled Veterans Turkey Hunt

St. Cloud, Minn. - 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 October 2-4, 2012, and the 9th 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 through July 31, 2012.

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 email 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.