Several Adams County residents were with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine last week in the ceremonial office of the governor at the Ohio Statehouse. Adam Lynch who participates in the True Lure No Kill Deer Hunt visited with DeWine and State Representative Brian Baldridge. Lynch was in attendance with his family and Adams County veteran Richard Bell.
A no kill hunt is not the desire of most people who want to hunt, but the True Lure No Kill Deer Hunt was created for individuals that are not able to hunt due to disabilities. Todd Dunn has been organizing wildlife events over the past few years. One of the first hunts of the year was with Richard Bell, a local veteran who was a paratrooper assigned to special forces in Dessert Storm.
The animals are shot by dart, given vaccinations and then get back up.
“Sometimes simple meetings become magical moments, like yesterday when members of True Lure, Inc. spent time with Governor Mike DeWine in his office — along with ODVS Director Deborah Ashenhurst and State Representative Brian Baldridge — and shared stories about how their organization enriches the lives of veterans and children living with disabilities,” said the Ohio Department of Veterans Services Department. “True Lure founder Todd Dunn presented the Governor with gifts including the mounted head of a buck and invited all Ohioans to a No-Kill Deer Hunt and Trout Derby at Shawnee State Park in April.”
“It was nice today to meet with this group from True Lure, Inc. The organization gives both veterans and children living with disabilities opportunities to enjoy nature through fishing and other outdoor activities,” said Governor DeWine.