Disabled Outfitters to hold hunt in Williams October 20-21 | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 29, 2017 8:11 am
Disabled Outfitters of Williams will hold its 14th annual hunt for those with disabilities on Oct. 20-21 in Williams.
In addition to the two hunts, a raffle, silent auction and pig pickin’ will be held Saturday night. All events are free both for participants and their family and friends.
Founded in 2005 by Julian Ohmer, the group’s goal is to provide fellowship and accessibility to interested disabled sportsmen so that they may participate in outdoor recreational events. The group pairs community volunteers with disabled participants for outdoor recreation and fellowship including not only deer hunts, but fishing, cookouts and other activities.
Last year’s hunt, based at Mark Farish’s farm in Williams, offered 15 hunters a chance to shoot deer. Originally the event was scheduled for the week that Hurricane Matthew arrived, and had to be rescheduled. Hunters bagged 11 deer during the two days, including a 159-pound, 10-point buck bagged by Chad Hett of Ridge Spring and his guide Zach Edmond. Hett said he has only missed one hunt in the last 12 years. “I started **** hunting with my grandpa and uncle when I was in kindergarten.” He makes turkey calls which he has donated to the program in the past for the auction
Last year, Leo Warren and Mark Farish slow-cooked 16 Boston butts for the hunters and other volunteers provided all the fixings for the well over 100 people who came to support Disabled Outfitters Saturday night.
The group’s Facebook page offers a calendar of activities as well as information on recreational adaptive equipment and providers of such equipment.
Disabled Outfitters would like all those gearing up to acknowledge those sponsors who not only have helped them, but are there for all the sportsmen and women now and throughout the hunting season: Breland’s Country Store, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Coca Cola, Ruffin Farm Supply, Westbury’s Ace Hardware, ThermaCel, Walmart, Williams Building Supply, Mac’s Farm Supply, Benton’s Feed and Seed, LowCountry Equipment, Walterboro Rental and Equipment, Zaxby’s and Pennington Seed.
The non-profit organization relies on donations to help the disabled. Donations can be mailed to Disabled Outfitters, c/o Julian Ohmer, P.O. Box 107, Williams, S.C. 29493. To become a sponsor or for more information, contact Julian or Jeff Ohmer, 843-635-1492 or 843-562-6646.