DVIDS - News - Lewisville Lake Disabled Youth Hunt Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience (dvidshub.net)
LEWISVILLE, TX, UNITED STATES
Story by Trevor Welsh
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District 6
Since 2012 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Fort Worth District staff at Lewisville Lake have conducted special hunts on the federally-managed land around the lake. What started as a hunt for injured servicemembers has evolved into what is now known as “Wheelin’ Jake’s You Hunt” for disabled children.
USACE, in cooperation with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), have been hosting disabled youth at Lewisville Lake for this hunt every December since 2017.
The objective of the hunt is to expose more youth to the great outdoors and provide a unique opportunity that would not normally be an option. This hunt is special because of all the partners coming together from a wide range of undertakings for a common goal.