Refuge Deputy Manager John Stark and Engineering Equipment Operator George Pelt, both veterans themselves, recently hosted several wounded veterans for Operation Outdoor Freedom's Special Hog Hunt. Operation Outdoor Freedom is a Refuge partnership with the Florida Forest Service, Dixie County, and local businesses that donate time, money, people, and facilities to allow selected veterans to hunt on the Refuge over a special 3-day season on and along the Dixie Mainline. Only feral hogs are targeted. This provides wounded and disabled veterans a cost-free, professionally- guided hunt, in an area where there is no other hunt activity. It a special opportunity for those who have served in our armed forces and for us to have a chance to be their hosts.