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Hillbilly Coalition looks to give bear hunting trip to wounded veteran

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - A motorcycle club in Central Kentucky is looking to give back to those who have served our country. The Hillbilly Coalition is giving away an all-expense paid bear hunting trip to one wounded warrior in the state.

Organizers say this is a 'once in a lifetime' trip for one disabled veteran in Kentucky. All of the money for the trip has already been raised, they just need to find a deserving wounded warrior who's interested in going.

All of this was put together by the Hillbilly Coalition, which is a motorcycle riding club out of Georgetown that specifically works to help wounded warriors.

This is the second year the club has put together something special for a disable vet. This year, it's an all-inclusive guided bear hunt in Idaho.

Organizers say it will be the "ultimate hunting experience." The trip not only includes the guided bear hunt through Crooked Arrow Outfitters, it also includes all of the airfare, lodging and meals.

Members of the club have worked since November to raise the money for this trip and say they just want to be able to give back to someone who fought for our country.

"Usually everybody wants to know how much money we need," says Rova Thorne, President of the Hillbilly Coalition. "We don't need money. We want the person. I just don't think we have the right avenues to get out into the public to show, we need you and please contact us so we can have a lot of fun together."

Any disabled veteran in Kentucky who's interested in applying for this trip can do so by clicking on the link to the application in this article.

The dates of this hunting trip are June 1-8, 2014.


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