We are the land of the free because of the brave. We owe everything to the men and women who have served this country, and here's your opportunity to give back.

H.D. Outdoors is a nonprofit organization in Casper dedicated to 'Honoring' our disabled veterans for their 'Duty' of serving the country. The group has been in operation for the last three years, giving veterans in Wyoming the resources to enjoy a big game/ bird hunt or fishing trip and receive support and camaraderie from other veterans.

I've seen firsthand how groups like H.D. Outdoors benefit and enhance the lives of everyone in the organization, not just the veterans but also those who volunteer or come into contact with them on any level.

When a veteran receives an experience, H.D. Outdoors takes full financial responsibility, meaning the vet doesn't pay for anything, including travel, lodging, food, licenses, taxidermy, shipping, processing, and other costs that occur during the trip. To ensure this continues, there are multiple events to raise money throughout the year.

One of those significant fundraising events is coming up in just a few weeks, and you still have time to get a team of four together and register to participate.

Clays for the Brave is a sporting clay shooting competition that benefits H.D. Outdoors, and the two-day event is rapidly approaching. On May 3 and 4, you can participate in the third annual event, which begins Friday the 3rd with a Calcutta and Dinner at the Hangar in Bar Nunn. On the morning of Saturday the 4th, you can show off your shooting skills at the clay shooting event. Then, wrap the weekend up Saturday afternoon at Gruner Brothers for food, a couple of beers, and the awards ceremony.

For the first time, the shoot will be held at 9 a.m. at the Casper Skeet Club near the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper. The course is large, and it's advised that you bring a side-by-side or ATV to help carry your ammo, guns, teammates, and other supplies from station to station.

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The cost is $600 per team (4 shooters). That includes entry to the Calcutta and dinner at the Hangar on Friday. Breakfast, entry to the shoot, snacks & drinks during the event, and food during the awards ceremony at Gruner Brothers on Saturday.

 Ammo for the shoot is NOT provided, so bring enough to cover your whole team.

If you cannot attend the shoot, you can still go to the Calcutta on Friday evening. During the event, there will be a dinner, a live auction, multiple raffles, and the chance to bet on the team you think will shoot the best during the event with the Calcutta. The best part is that all of the proceeds go to H.D. Outdoors.

Stay tuned to find out what some of the items that will be available on the auction block will be.

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