On opening weekend of the 2014 Georgia archery season, the Buckeye Hunting Club of Oglethorpe County hosted an Outdoor Dream Foundation hunt.
The Outdoor Dream Foundation is a non-profit organization that grants outdoor adventures to children who have been diagnosed with terminal or life-threatening illnesses.
On Sept. 12, 9-year-old Austin Scott, of Pelzer, S.C., and his parents, Marty and Leigh Anne, arrived for a weekend of hunting.
Austin has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is currently undergoing treatments.
Thanks to Senate Bill 309, known as Taylor’s Law, that went into effect July 1, 2012, Austin was able to obtain a special permit that allowed him to hunt with his rifle before Georgia’s gun season.
After settling into their camper for the weekend, Austin and his dad changed into camo for an afternoon hog hunt. Although they saw three hogs, Austin was unable to get a shot.