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SRS deer hunt for mobility-impaired, wounded warriors set for Saturday

Aiken resident and former SRNS employee Rex Lutz during last year's Deer Hunt for Mobility Impaired Hunters at SRS. Lutz retired in 2009 due to physical issues with multiple sclerosis. (Source: SRS) Aiken resident and former SRNS employee Rex Lutz during last year's Deer Hunt for Mobility Impaired Hunters at SRS. Lutz retired in 2009 due to physical issues with multiple sclerosis. (Source: SRS)
Conference Center location. (Source: SRS) Conference Center location. (Source: SRS)

The annual Mobility-impaired and Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt will take place Saturday at the Savannah River Site. 

People in wheelchairs and soldiers wounded during war will get the chance to hunt on more than 150,000 acres with some help from organizers.

"Those folks who still have a love for hunting but want to go out with a wheelchair, and they need some extra help - we'll take those folks out, stand them in a standard position for stance to be able to hunt at the site," said Geoffrey Reynolds, a site manager at SRS.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, a contractor at SRS, manages the annual deer hunt and provides all the necessary equipment.

The event kicks off at 5 a.m. at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Conference Center on Highway 278. By 10:30 a.m., the hunt will be over and the teams will return to the conference center for a lunch at noon.

The primary deer hunts are schedule for Dec. 20 and 21.

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