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Fort Rucker adds special hunting gear for wounded warriors

Hunters whose lives physically changed during their military service may have a better chance at enhancing their quality of life with access to new, specially-made hunting equipment at Fort Rucker.

The post’s Outdoor Recreation Center unveiled more than $40,000 in handicap-accessible equipment Wednesday that will be used by wounded warriors who hunt at Fort Rucker. The equipment includes a mobile tracked wheelchair that allows a hunter to go over various terrains, as well as two hydraulic 5 feet by 7 feet mobile hunting stands that can be elevated to any height up to 18 feet.

According to John Clancy, Fort Rucker’s Outdoor Recreation manager, money for the equipment was raised through the post’s annual Wounded Warrior hunts. This year, the hunt is set from Oct. 20-27, with the final event held at 11 a.m. Oct. 27.

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