About Noon on Thursday, the 17th of November, nineteen Ft. Bragg and Camp Lejeune wounded warriors and family members gathered at the Caldwell Community Center. They were guests of the Caldwell Community Hunting Club, invited to the club's latest in an ongoing series of Handicapped Hunts.
Experienced deer hunters and first-timers alike had a chance to help thin the overstocked whitetail deer population in the North-Central Triangle area of North Carolina's farming country. The hunters' ages, ranging from 12 to 72, were as diverse as their hunting experience. The youngest successful hunter was Diana Carkeet, the 13-year-old daughter of Army Sergeant First Class Tim Craver. Diana downed a nice three-point buck.
In all, 26 Whitetails were brought in—to be dressed out by the Hunting Club's competent volunteers. Other folks in the Caldwell Community brought and prepared magnificent meals for everyone involved in the hunt.