Outdoors and Lancelot
to Freedom Outdoors, D&D Farms, and C.A.M.O. Lancelot Holton went on 2
Dream Hunts. Lancelot loves hunting. His Papa always had hunting dogs, and he
Lancelot would sit for hours watching the dogs. When Lancelot was around two
his Papa started taking him Bobcat and Fox hunting. In 2003 all of this came to
an end when Papa was diagnoised with stage 4 Prostate cancer. In 2006
Lancelot’s hunting buddy and bestfriend, his Papa, went to be with Jesus. Other
male relatives often talked of taking Lancelot hunting, but for some reason or
the other it never worked out.
did not stop Lancelot’s hunting obsession. He watched hunting dvd’s, read the
magazines, and was forever looking it up online. While Lancelot was dreaming of
hunting again, God was working out the details
August of 2010, Lancelot was at the Georgia Special Olymic’s State Horse Show.
In past years, the State Horse Show was
in November. Lancelot was disappointed, because in previous years the State
draft horse auction was held at the same time,
and in between competions, he loved going to see the draft horses.
as soon as Lancelot got to Perry, he realized that the Buck-a-Rama was being
held on the same weekend. Needless to say he wanted to go bad. I as his mother
had said no. We had just gotten back from seeing one of his doctors in Canada,
and to Wisconsin visiting dairy farms, and we were at the State Horse show,
needless to say our budget was down to nothing.
Saturday after his first competion, I began feeling guilty. I mean what were
the chances that the Buck-a-Rama would be there at the same time. God knew how
much Lancelot loved hunting must be a reason. I told Lancelot we would go, but
he could not get a dvd or book so there was no need to ask…
was thrilled. We had only been to few booths, when Lancelot saw a dvd on Red
Stags laying on the counter. The men told Lancelot that the man from D&D
Farms had given that to him, and he would have to talk to him about Red Stag
walked around another alse, when Lancelot spoted the D&D booth. He went
right over and began asking one question after the other. I explained to Debra,
that we could not afford to go on a hunt, and ask if it would be o.k. if we
just visited the farm one day. She said that would be fine. Dennis stop
answering Lancelot’s questions long enough to tell me about Freedom Outdoors.
He said they may it possible for children like Lancelot to go hunts.
off went in search of Freedom Outdoors. As soon as walked up to the booth a
young lady ask Lancelot if he wanted a T-shirt. I began filling out papers, and
Kenny Gibb walked up an introduced himself. We all talked about hunting and
D& D Farms. Kenny told Lancelot he would work on a hunt at D&D farms.
Lancelot ask him if he had any DVD’s on hunting, and about that time Kim
Costner said she did, so Lancelot ended up with two movies. As we were walking off,
Lancelot said, I like turkey hunting too. Can we go turkey hunting? Kenny said,
he knew another group, C.A.M.O. that took people turkey hunting, and he sent us
in their direction. We had not got to the end of the alse, when Kenny was at
our side again. He took us to meet Craig Walden and the C.A.M.O. team.
talk hunting to at one time. I just kinda stood there listening amazed as they
too handed Lancelot a dvd and a shirt. Then they started videoing Lancelot, and
Mr. Alan gave Lancelot one of his hand carved wooden Turkey calls. We thanked
them as we left. I was in greatful fog.
God had made a way for us all to be at the right place at the right
time. I had told Lancelot he could not have a dvd, and he had been given 3
DVDs, 2 shirts, and several other gifts.
God had blessed us, and the blessings were just beginning: The Horse Show
was waiting, fall was around the corner, and Lancelot was getting the chance to
go hunting again.
I set down to wait on Lancelot’s next competition, Kenny Gibbs called me to
assure me that he would be setting up a hunt for Lancelot in September. During
the next few weeks Kenny set up a hunt for Lancelot at D&D farms. He was
kind enough to answer all Lancelot’s questions, and all my concerns. The hunt
could not come quick enough for Lancelot.
we pulled into D& D farms, Lancelot was so excited, but I was a little
worried that he would go into sensory overload, or he would not see deer he
wanted to see. All my doubts were quickly gone as we were welcomed by Kenny and
Dennis. The fun and adventures began as soon as we arrived Friday afternoon and
did not stop till we left Sunday afternoon.
D&D farms took Lancelot on a tour.
and I had a great time. Everyone from the Freedom Outdoors and D& D were so
kind and generous to us. Everything we needed or wanted was provided. The cabin
had a beautiful view of the rolling hills and ponds. Close attention was paid
to accomadate Lancelot’s unusal diet and personality. No detail was over
looked. After we got home, I interviewed
Lancelot about his Freedom Hunt, and here is what he said.
did you want to hunt there?
of deer, turkies, and all kind of things.
how you got to go hunting there? Who made it possible?
Debra Smith’s son. He is the manager of D&D Farms)
was so fun!
we did not see none.
loaned me, so I can get a buck next year or a turkey this year!
practicing, I will! Or with a Crossbow!!
crossbow from Terry, Dennis and Dan
farms. Who knows maybe this year Lancelot will get a turkey or a buck!
other hunts as Dan looks on.