By: JANAY REECE
(Kirksville, MO) – Hunting is a big part of the culture in northeast Missouri and a local church is letting hunters know they are supported by having a blessing of the hunt.
Blessing of the Hunt is a free daylong event where hunters can come and get all they need for hunting.
Cornerstone Church oversees the event and invited hunting vendors, The Missouri Department of Conservation and speakers to address regulations and safety.
Organizers say the reason they have this event is to not only bless the hunters, but equip them with the tools they need to stay safe while hunting.
“Because there’s always some tragic accident that takes place during hunting season whether it be through a firearms accident or deer stand or whatever it maybe. So we wanted to get hunter together to pray for them and encourage them that hunting can continue to be a way that we can enjoy God’s creation and enjoying harvesting deer and turkey,” said Pastor Jeremy Broach of Cornerstone Church.
Broach adds they got the idea from a group of churches in Mississippi who did a similar blessing of the hunt.
The Blessing of the Hunt will be at the NEMO Fairgrounds from 3:00pm until 9:00pm Thursday November 14th.
Prizes will be given away almost every hour including a brand new Landmaster UTV.
Features speakers include Patrick Paysinger from Outdoor dream foundation and world turkey calling champion Mitchell Johnston.
You can find more details about Blessing of the Hunt click here.