82-year-old veteran gets chance to fill buck tag

MINOT, N.D. – An elderly Navy veteran who landed a buck tag may get his chance after the community stepped up to find land for him to hunt.

The organization Hometown Hero Outdoors put out a plea on social media for 82-year-old Roger Rau to find land, and received an overwhelming response.

Daniel Meyer with the organization’s field staff says Rau will be able to hunt on land roughly 30 miles northeast of Minot.

They say Rau also served in the Minot Police Department for 35 years.

The group, which was founded two years ago, aims to provide law enforcement officers, military service members, and veterans outdoor opportunities.