By JAVIER MANJARRESThe state of Florida is giving back to its wounded veterans by allowing them to participate in a hunting program named ,” Operation Outdoor Freedom,” which is specifically ‘aimed’ to meet their special needs.
According to Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, the Florida Forest Service has designated public forests for these special hunts that would allow wounded vets to interact with other wounded vets, and enjoy some of the same pastimes of fishing and hunting that many of them enjoyed before they were injured.
Because many of the different types of injuries U.S. servicemen sustain in combat, the Forest service goes far and beyond to accommodate ‘all’ of injuries, even making the hunts wheelchair accessible, if needed.
The state has partnered up with the Wounded Warriors organization, as well as with private communities, ranchers, and tree farmers who are, or will be also be allowing these hunts to be conducted on their land.
They will enjoy special privileges, as a result for the sacrifices that they made for this nation, that they and their child, or they and their father, they will be able to bring a guest… but basically, they would have a designated state forest where they are given preferential treatment. They’ve earned it. They deserve it. They paid an awful lot for it, and it’s the least we can do.- Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam
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