2017-09-28 / Outdoors

On track to a fun pheasant hunt


STEVE BRETT of Bingham Township holds a pheasant he had just shot. He was accompanied on the hunt by Cody Campbell, middle, Alan Campbell, and their English setter Holly. STEVE BRETT of Bingham Township holds a pheasant he had just shot. He was accompanied on the hunt by Cody Campbell, middle, Alan Campbell, and their English setter Holly. Former state Probation Officer Steve Brett of Bingham Township scored on a pair of pheasants Sunday at a hunt for veterans and emergency responders at Tails A Waggin Acres hunting preserve near Marion. Brett also had an opportunity for the first time to use a track wheelchair, which allowed him to get set in position and tip back for the proper angle to shoot. He appreciated the opportunity.

“I’ve always wanted to try one and it was wonderful,” he said. “It’s been years since I carried a shotgun out hunting, and it felt good.”

Brett was accompanied on the hunt by Cody and Alan Campbell, and guided by the Campbells’ English setter Holly who pointed birds for the Campbells to flush. Cody Campbell is a junior at St. Mary School.

Credit Tails A Waggin owner Chuck Connell for starting and hosting the annual event. Upwards of 600 hunters, many of them disabled, harvested pheasants over four days at no charge and feasted on grilled hamburgers along with home-made salads and desserts. Various veterans and hunting organizations contributed, with businesses such as Home Depot making generous donations.

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