The 43rd annual One Arm Dove Hunt will be held in Olney, Texas on September 5th and 6th, 2014. What started as a joke in 1972 became a tradition and has grown as the only event of its kind on Earth. It is quite a legacy that the two Jacks and the citizens of Olney have given the disabled. If you take two one armed politicians, add a Texas tall tale and a few high flying doves, you can say you have quite a story to be told.
One Arm Dove Hunt Photo Gallery
This “Olney Story” shines as an example of what a hometown community can do for the disabled. Every person with the loss of use of an arm or hand, or an arm or hand amputee across the nation is invited to Olney, Texas the first weekend after Labor Day. This small community of 3,500 is located 45 miles south of Wichita Falls, Texas on Highway 114.
Olney is the friendliest town west of the Mississippi River.
Come join us and make us prove it.
According to C. Rodney James, “The amputees in attendance find the two day event not only a source of psychological support but an invaluable opportunity to exchange information, ideas and technology—-all in a relaxed atmosphere of fun and fellowship each shooting for a better tomorrow. Olney’s famous one arm dove hunt is right on target. THESE ARE GUNS THAT HEAL.”
For the past 40 years, one armed men, women, and children have traveled to Olney from all over the United States and other countries, not only to hunt dove, but to take part in what has become ” TEXAS’ MOST UNUSUAL EVENT”….Olney’s Famous One Arm Dove Hunt.