NAVARINO - More than a dozen disabled hunters took to the woods Tuesday morning near Navarino.
It was part of the fifth annual “Shoot Til You Drop" event.
It was put on by the group Challenge the Outdoors.
It just might be the kind of event that is making a difference for those who may not be able to do the traditional hunt.
At the J & H Game Farm near Navarino, 16 disabled hunters and shooters were on the move. 30 different clay pigeon stations tested the shooter's skill level and endurance.
"Everybody gets a chance and you can do it more than once. The idea is after you've done it a few times, you're tired, you're ready to drop. So we call it Shoot Til You Drop," said Keith Pamperin, Challenge the Outdoors president.
Challenge the Outdoors is a non-profit organization promoting outdoor recreation for those with disabilities.
Jeff Pagels has been wheelchair bound for 30 years. He continues to hunt.
"It just slowed my down or made me do it a couple different ways. I'm still fairly successful, still have venison in the freezer," said Jeff Pagels, Challenge the Outdoors.
Roger and Cindy Mateer are new to competitive shooting. Roger suffers from chronic pain and recurring strokes.
"It's for people like me who gave up hunting completely until they came around. Now Jeff pushes me, I do sporting clays, deer hunting, turkey hunting," said Roger Mateer, Challenge the Outdoors.
It's a day filled with plenty of shooting and trash talk too.
"You missed one," yelled one shooter.
"Some of the fun I think is kibitzing while the other guy is shooting, to try to make it even more challenging," said Pamperin.
Scores are kept.
"What did I get one? Two? Two," asked Mateer.
There is a lot on the line.
"The low shooter traditionally buys a soda when we're done with the round. And what does the winner get? Nothing, he gets a soda," said Pagels.
Mateer says he may be buying, but that's okay.
"I have fun making noise, and if I hit the targets even better," said Mateer.
"Anytime you can get out and have a good time with friends, how much better can it be?" said Pamperin.
Challenge the Outdoors has about 200 members.
Officials say the group coordinates activities throughout the year that include hunting, fishing, and trips to sporting events in Northeast Wisconsin.
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