Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107 Host Heroes Tribute Hunt

The Gallipolis Elks hosted the 4th annual Heroes Tribute Hunt which took place on Saturday, March 24, 2018,  at the Gallipolis Elks Farm and McKeans Pheasant Farm, sponored by the Appalachian Valley Chapter of NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) and the Ohio Dept of Wildlife and the Ohio Division of Natural Resources. The hunt is a guided pheasant hunt for 24 disabled veterans using proven versatile hunting dogs from the chapter. There were also lots of activities for the guests of the veterans to make this a family-friendly fun-filled day. The Gallia County Conservation Club was on hand with the National Archery in the Schools program and the Passport to Fishing program, as well as The Gallia Shooting Aces 4-H club with a sporting clays area and the Gallia Soil and Water with their Furs and Skulls program. The AVC put on a dog demonstration to explain the training and care of versatile hunting dogs. The Heroes Tribute Hunt is intended to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice and to get them out into the outdoor sports including hunting, fishing, and shooting sports. The day ended with dinner, catered by the Emblem Club and a raffle of donated Erwin Cross Knives and other assorted items were given away.