The Minnesota Broken Wing Connection is a nonprofit organization devoted to offering individuals with physical disabilities the chance to rediscover or discover for the first time, the outdoor activities available to them. This is accomplished through an event called the “Minnesota Broken Wing Connection Pheasant Hunt Invitational”. Individuals experience pheasant hunting in a whole different way with the use of specially designed rigs, the help of family and friends, and sharing in the “CAN DO” spirit.
Each year individuals are invited on a weekend of upland bird hunting, trap shooting, archery and other related activities. The event is held in Pine River, Minnesota, the weekend after Labor Day. All cost of lodging and meals are covered by the organization for the hunter and one companion. The only cost to the hunter and companion is their transportation to and from Pine River. The event starts on Friday with check-in and runs through Sunday around Noon.
Qualified applicants from the United States and Canada are accepted. To qualify for the event, the applicant must show a physical condition that limits their ability to hunt pheasants. Past hunter limitations have included quadriplegia, paraplegia, amputees, paralysis, blindness, motor skill deficiencies, and various heart and lung conditions.