At their monthly Board Meeting on September 3rd the Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club (HBT ATV Club) and Mike Richling owner of Animal's Bear Trail Inn presented 2 seperate donations to the Oconto River Kids. Pictured is Shawn Fidler President of the HBT ATV Club presenting a check to the Secretary of the Oconto River Kids Bruce Watruba, also pictured is Mike Richling presenting a donation to Bruce.
The Oconto River Kids is a group of outdoor enthusiasts who assist kids with life threatening illnesses attain their outdoor dreams through hands on outdoor adventures. The Oconto River Kids signature event is the annual Oconto River Bear Hunt.
They will be hosting nine critically ill children and their families in September of this year. A great deal of planning and prep work goes into this event. Everything from the Black Bear Tags, hunting land, bait, mentors, dog teams, hunting assistants, taxidermy, butchering, housing and meals is either volunteered or donated. Last year five of the six kids harvested animal.
The Oconto River Kids Organization provide a bear rug or shoulder mount for each successful hunter. The HBT ATV Club donated one bear rug or shoulder mount for this year successful hunter and Mike Richling's donatation will go toward the meals that they provide for each hunter and their families.
Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club