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UCA Students Help Build Handicap Accessible Hunting Blind Image

UCA Students Help Build Handicap Accessible Hunting Blind

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at the Uwharrie Charter Academy Middle School recently collaborated with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to plan, design and assemble a handicap accessible deer hunting blind.
It was constructed with the aid of woodworking teacher Obie O’Brien, seventh grade social studies teacher J.D. Goodwin and Ian Thomsen, who teaches Trades and Hunter Safety Classes at UCA.
The deer hunting blind is equipped with handrails, a ramp and enough space for a wheelchair to easily fit inside. It is located at Sandhills Gamelands in Hoffman, a 60,000-acre nature reserve where people may hike, hunt, fish and bike.
With the help of their teachers, students built each part of the hunting blind piece by piece for it to be transported to Sandhills and assembled, which happened on Friday.
Goodwin said the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission helped to provide the students with a place for the hunting blind, and coordinated with Sandhills in order to have it serve as an educational opportunity and field trip for the students.
Goodwin has aspirations of providing students with similar learning opportunities in the future by creating other hunting blinds, such as turkey hunting blinds and duck hunting blinds.
Assembly and structure materials for the blind were provided through fundraisers and donations from local vendors, as well as sponsored by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Lowe’s Hardware Improvement and Troy Lumber Company.
“We’re blessed (to work) with a bunch of good kids,” O’Brien said. “They’ve had a number of different projects they’ve created.”
O’Brien said his students have created a number of items through woodwork, including cabinets, benches, lanterns and name plaques.

Some UCA students who worked hand-in-hand with creating the hunting blind shared their thoughts on the project.
 
By Terrence Jefferies tjefferies@courier-tribune.com

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