Bison Hunt for Wounded Marine

SCI Flint Organizes Bison Hunt for Wounded Marine

Bison Hunt for Wounded MarineJohn Lockwood, a former Washtenaw County Deputy Sheriff and Saline Police Officer, was wounded in Iraq while on duty with US Marines.

John is a long time hunter, especially a bow hunter. He was critically injured when his Humvee was hit by an improvised explosive device in Fallaujah, Iraq, killing the driver. Lockwood holds the rank of a Sergeant. He lost his left eye and suffered injuries to his left hand and left leg. His injuries required five months in military hospitals where doctors used an experimental procedure to grow four inches of new leg bone, in order to save his left leg.
During this phase of his on-going recovery, John is now living at home with his wife, Lisa. He undergoes daily physical therapy, but he plans to return to the Sheriff’s department in about a year.
John, accompanied by his wife and parents, arrived at “The Hundred Acre Wood” game ranch, near Mayville, Michigan, on a cool mid-September morning ready for his hunt. Flint SCI Chapter member Gregg Loudon and Patti Vollweier, Chief Executive Officer of the game farm, donated the Bison Hunt. Bob Nancarrow, Taxidermist, donated his services for a mount. The meat processing was provided by the Thumb Area Mudrunners, an off-road club. Flint Safari Club coordinated all activities.
John’s hunt was successful, ending with a one-shot kill.
The Lockwoods ended up with 550 pounds of meat in their freezer and the knowledge that John’s injuries will not preventing them from planning future hunting trips together. The Flint Chapter of Safari Club International extends a grateful thank you to “The Hundred Area Wood” game ranch for the generous donation.