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      Hunters brave the cold for annual 'Disabled Hunt'

      The hunters ate a hearty breakfast in preparation for the day's hunt.

      The frigid temperatures weren??t enough to keep a few local hunters from enjoying their Sunday and getting out to do what they love.

      Several disabled hunters and volunteers from around the Heartland prepared to brave the cold weather for the fourth annual disabled hunt in Knox County. Everyone enjoyed a warm and hearty breakfast before heading outside to start their hunting.

      This annual event is sponsored by two local organizations: missouriwhitetails.com and Missouri Disabled Sportsmen.

      It gives hunters with various disabilities the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy deer hunting season just like anyone else.

      ??Honestly my favorite part is just the camaraderie, um getting to see some of the guys and friends that we might not get to hang out with throughout the year and getting everybody together and really getting to give back to a tradition and a heritage of hunting that we all love and really giving back to these disabled guys and allowing them a chance to get outside and enjoy what we all love,?? said Pete Eisentrager, a volunteer at this year??s event.

      Other volunteers for the hunt came from as far away as Topeka, Kan.

      Organizers say the event would not be possible without the support of the volunteers and local land owners who donate their property for the hunter??s use.