Thirteen-year-old Hunter Hill, from Medford, WI was presented with a Parker Bow crossbow at the annual Black River Sportsman Club Awards Banquet on Friday, April 5, 2012. Hunter is a young boy that loves the outdoors and loves hunting. Hunter was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth, which contributes to some challenges in the woods. Hunter has a difficult time manipulating the gun and is also a bit gun-shy due to the recoil and blast of the gun. He loves deer hunting and has come close to bagging his first deer, but due to those factors he’s so far been unsuccessful.
Rex Hill, brother of Central Wisconsin Fur, Fin, & Feather board member Jeff Hill, is Hunter’s father. Rex has been involved with the Black River Sportsman Club since its inception, so CWF3 was happy to partner with the Black River Sportsman Club in presenting Hunter with this crossbow in hopes that he comes one step closer to getting his first deer.
Chad Klabon of the Black River Sportsman Club and Jeff Kellnhofer of Central Wisconsin Fur, Fin, & Feather had the opportunity to work with Hunter and his new crossbow for a while after the presentation. After a short time, Hunter started to get comfortable with the bow once he knew that there wasn’t going to be a recoil after he pulled the trigger. In fact, he got so comfortable with it, that he started consistently putting arrows on the target. Jeff Kellnhofer said, “When Hunter hit the target, he literally sprung out of his chair in excitement. He’d still be shooting if they’d have let him.”
“F3 appreciates the opportunity to work with friend and partner, Black River Sportsman Club in bringing Hunter one step closer to realizing his dream of getting a deer. A big thanks also goes out to Parker Bows and Shay Creek Sports for playing a tremendous role in making this a reality for Hunter. I personally look forward to making sure that he not only gets a deer, but gets his first buck with the cross bow.” said CWF3 President, Jeff Kellnhofer.