The headline in my Google Alerts read, “NASA Assists Disabled Hunter.” Really? I had to see. So many experiments and theories have been tested in space. In the 54 years since President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Space Act, NASA has filed more than 6300 patents.
So, yes, I was curious. Just what did NASA do to help disabled hunters?
It turns out that there’s more than one NASA.
The article did not refer to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It referenced the North American Squirrel Association, a non-profit organization that provides free hunting and fishing trips to the physically challenged and elderly every year. Based in Wisconsin, this NASA is planning a Pheasant Blitz on March 4, and needs volunteers and participants at the Badgerland Pheasant Hunting Preserve in Westby.
For more information about this NASA, visit its website.
Moral of the story. It pays to read the copy after the headline. Dig deeper. Open the book. You get the picture.
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Brian Lovett, Realtree's news blogger, has been an outdoors reporter, writer, magazine editor and book author for 27 years. Spring turkey hunting and autumn waterfowling take up most of his outside time, but he also enjoys fishing, deer hunting and upland-bird hunting. Lovett lives in Oshkosh, Wis., with his wife, Jenny, and their retriever.