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Chairbound Sportsmen set their sights on the year ahead

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Due to COVID-19 several fund-raising events were cancelled, and new funding was down about 25 percent over 2019, but the Chairbound Sportsmen Organization did offer several small group events, such as target practice for several members. 

Utah CWMU guides offered four big game hunts that were all successful. That included an antelope hunt for a young man with a terminal illness, a bull moose hunt for a man who has been in a wheelchair for 27 years, plus two buck deer hunts for wounded warriors, one who was a double amputee above the knees. 

During the past year 28 members went on pheasant hunts and 35 members went fishing at Strawberry Reservoir on the Chairbound Sportsman pontoon boat built to accommodate wheelchairs. Two Turkey hunts and a ram sheep hunt were successfully carried out at the Big Mountain Hunting Ranch. During these hunts Kelly Prestwich, owner of the hunting ranch allows the use of Trackchairs and ATVs to allow hunting access for the handicapped, which are otherwise prohibited on the hunting range. 

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One chairbound man won a donated weeklong fishing trip in Alaska at a 2019 fundraising event and enjoyed his fishing trip this past summer.

Chairbound Sportsman fundraising for 2021 has been cancelled, at least for the first half of the year due to COVID restriction. Two hunting and outdoor expos have been cancelled and these were always good fund-raising events for the organization. The Chairbound Sportsman annual dinner and fundraising event scheduled for March 2021 has been cancelled. If you would like to donate to the non-profit Chairbound Sportsman contact Kenneth Vaughn at kennethvaughsr@gmail.com or (801) 499-9770. 

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