Nonprofit ‘Outdoor Buddies’ Takes Disabled Vets To The Shooting Range

CBS Denver

ERIE, Colo. CBS4) – A special group of veterans received a well-deserved helping hand on Saturday in Erie as the nonprofit group “Outdoor Buddies” hosted 25 disabled veterans, and others, at a shooting range.

For some veterans it was a life-changing event.

“It will bring a tear to your eye,” Don Pickett said.

Conner Dowsett (credit: CBS) Conner Dowsett (credit: CBS)

Saturday morning target practice was held in Erie.

“It’s a very emotional shoot for everybody,” Pete Labella said.

The Green Mill Sportsman Club opened up its facilities to the 25 special shooters — wounded warriors like Conner Dowsett.

“It’s a lot of fun to be out there with either just friends and family and just relaxing,” Dowsett said.

The Navy veteran is a quadriplegic after a diving accident while on active duty. Outdoor Buddies fitted Dowsett with a special rifle mounted on a wheel chair. The device allows Dowsett to blow through a…

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