FYI

Periodically, information comes to my attention that does not fit on the existing pages of this website that will be of interest to disabled hunters or anglers. For this type of information, I've created the following page. As always, please let me know at don@afarcry.info if you know of anything to add.

Shedding Hope
SCI Pathfinder Award

Sportsman's Travel Insurance


Shedding Hope

A very good friend of mine, Ralph Barton, is an amazing guy. He makes all sorts of things out of deer antlers and diamond willow. Most of what he makes is donated directly to kids with disabilities or life threatening illness. You'll never meet someone with a kinder and more giving nature. Ralph sells some of the crafts he makes in order to raise money to buy the hardware for his projects. If you are interested or have an organization for kids that would like some of these items, don't hesitate to give Ralph a shout. Also, he is always in need of more antlers (preferably small stuff) and diamond willow to make things for the kids. Here's a few examples of some of Ralph's projects. You can contact Ralph at 715 532-9857 or email. By the way, Ralph is totally blind.

Diamond Willow
Diamond Willow
Antler Hat RackANtler Lamp

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SCI Pathfinder Award

Each year, SCIF sponsors and coordinates world-class hunting safaris for the annual Pathfinder Award. This award is presented to an individual who is faced with overcoming a physical challenge or disability that is otherwise capable of interfering with a routine way through life; he or she must discover previously unexplored regions of self-esteem, self-worth, courage, persistence, and determination. The recipient is someone who has a “never quit” attitude and who is recognized as an ambassador for other “pathfinders” seeking leadership when faced with similar challenges. More information can be found at SCIPathfinderAward

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Sportsman's Travel Insurance Plan

This is an item that is not directly related to disabilities, but I have found it to be a solid and worthwhile product. Through this outfit, a person can insure their hunting or fishing trip (deposit, license cost, equipment, etc). For example, if a trip needs to be canceled due to health reasons, any costs incurred can be recovered. This is an opportunity any hunter or angler should consider, but those with health issues due to disabilities should pay special attention.

To look into it further, their web address is http://sportsmanstravelinsurance.com/

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