Hunt enjoyed dinner and a duck calling session by Tim Grounds.
Olivia Thoele, Garrett Brockbill, Jake Wills, Connor Webster, Morgan Lanman and Wade Steele were the lucky winners of a hunt with a celebrity.
Scott Huschle (Saturdays, 7 a.m. 101.3 WMCI) and his son, Zach, along with Chuck LaFore and his son, Kodie arrived early and asembled hunting bags for all the kids.
We had an all-star lineup of celebs for the kids to hunt with: Tim Grounds, John Mabry and his son, J.T., Chris Aiken, Dan Cox, Larry Reid ("Outdoors" Sundays at noon on 1570, WBGZ), Curt Hicken and Marc Miller (Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources). Kirk Stirens and his son, Erik, represented Gander Mountain. Gretchen Steele from Coulterville and David Horning from Eldorado photographed the event.
Murph, Jack Anstedt, Jim Metter and Jeff all came this morning to help in the pits and get everyone where they were going. For all the world, it appeared that it would be a duck slamming day. Wind, snow, rain - we had all the makings of a great hunt -- but the ducks outfooled us and we didn't have the morning we predicted. There were some ducks shot, but not what we had hoped for. Regardless, all the kids had a great time and left happy hunters looking forward to another day of duck hunting.
Many thanks to everyone who helped make this such a special evening and day for the kids!