Hunting Dakota with Roosevelt shooting for $1 million raised

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Friday was the start of the 10th annual Hunting Dakota with Roosevelt event. The 3-day hunting trip is used a fundraiser for the Bismarck Cancer Center. For this milestone year, organizers made sure this year had a little extra flare.

The Gould brothers brought their unique sharp shooting talents to Bismarck to kick off the Hunting Dakota with Roosevelt weekend.

"You can't pass up an opportunity to pheasant hunt in North Dakota and help out a great cause,” said Aaron Gould.

"If we can find a way to partner with them that will help their cause while still allowing us to operate our business, we love doing it,” said Steve Gould.

The charity hunt benefits the Bismarck Cancer Center. When it started, organizers weren't sure they were going to have a second year.

"I thought maybe we'd do this one and have a good time and raise some money for the cancer center. I never imagined that we'd be going into 10 years,” said event co-chair John Hanson.

The first nine hunts led to more than $600,000 in proceeds donated to the cancer center, all to make life a little easier during treatment.

"Gas cards for families that travel hundreds of miles to come to Bismarck for the cancer center. We provide lodging, massage therapy,” said Hanson.

Giving patients a fighting shot at beating cancer.

The groups will leave tomorrow morning for Medora. Hanson said he hopes that this trip will bring the total amount raised above the $1 million mark.