Veterans from throughout Southern Illinois will gather for the fourth annual Veteran Adventures Deer Camp Dec. 8-10 at Touch of Nature. Guest speakers will discuss hunting, trapping, wildlife management, field dressing and butchering, food preparation and other relevant topics and participants will enjoy a weekend of camaraderie and hunting. The Veteran Adventures Deer Camp is free and covers all food, lodging, guides, gear, deer stands and anything else needed for the hunt. The deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 1.
Veteran Adventures is a veterans program started by SIU’s Touch of Nature and SIU’s Veteran Services to offer community building for veterans and current military personnel. These events are free and open to all veterans, current service members, members of the National Guard/Reserves and ROTC, and are made possible thanks to the generosity of the community through various fundraising efforts by both Touch of Nature and its Veteran Adventures program.