STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Disabled veterans to hunt deer Thursday and Friday at Camp Grafton
The annual deer hunt for disabled veterans is scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Camp Grafton near Devils Lake. Seven veterans have registered for this years hunt, the North Dakota National Guard ... Posted on 11/16/11 at 10:22 AM
Safety a major concern for pilots of manned aircraft A national aviation group is raising concerns about a proposed restricted airspace set aside for unmanned aircraft systems south of Devils Lake just as federal regulators are extending the public comment period by a month.
Kevin Bonham and Tu-Uyen Tran
, January 16, 2012
Deer populations might be down, but first day of Camp Grafton hunt done before noon Gary Venz had a buck in the crosshairs of his Remington .308 rifle Thursday morning but decided not to pull the trigger. Venz, 61, of Pekin, N.D., was one of three hunters participating in the first day of the annual two-day deer hunt for disabled veterans at Camp Grafton near Devils Lake.
Members of the 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment from Grand Forks, along with fellow National Guard soldiers and airmen from units across the state, will compete this weekend to prove they are top shots.
A brick relief sculpture commissioned by the North Dakota National Guard for a new building at Camp Grafton in Devils Lake depicts the history, mission, training and performance of the National Guard troops.
Training exercises test recruits’ skills Sgt. First Class Dean Lundin exudes the confidence of an experience leader, preparing five member teams of North Dakota National Guard recruits before they enter a hilly, wooded area to engage in a 5-minute gunbattle — with paintball rifles.
“I’ve been paintballing since 1997,” the Devils Lake recruiter said. “It’s a fun sport. It’s a dangerous sport.
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