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Lowcountry Field of Dreams Hunt in Berkeley County is making dreams come true this weekend

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The 8th Annual Lowcountry Field of Dreams hunt is taking place this weekend in the Lebanon community. It is a hunt that many hunters say they can't miss.

It takes place across the Lowcountry, but the camp is just off highway 176 in Lebanon. There is lots of activity around the campfire as kids are preparing to go hunting this weekend.

Their parents, like Kim Smith, say this is a big weekend. "It's a relief to me, because this was something that they really looked forward to."

Smith is the mother of 2 of the kids. Her oldest, Mikenna Smith, is hunting for the first time. "I'm here because this was the year my oldest daughter was supposed to start hunting with her daddy."

But her dad died this spring after he was diagnosed with cancer last year. "Then her sister was diagnosed with leukemia two months later."

Mikenna's sister is only six, so she is not hunting this year, but she is still having a good time with new friends.

Most of the kids come from Camp Happy Days, a camp for children with cancer.

Mikenna has a goal for the weekend, "to try to kill the biggest doe or buck."

There is a reason she is aiming for the biggest deer she can find. "My dad always told me that he wanted me to try to kill one bigger than anyone else."

Her mom is grateful for the hunters, like Norman Howell, who spent Friday morning showing Mikenna the ropes. "As a mom who hasn't been hunting, and this was something that we were going to do, I don't know what they need, I don't know where to start."

Norman says being able to help out is his privilege. "It makes me feel great. I know they're all smiles, but they leave us here with tears in our eyes. I think it's pretty cool."

Mikenna says her dad would think this is pretty cool too. "He would love to go out and hunt. He always wanted to take me hunting, and he always wanted me to be in this program."

Hunt organizers say they couldn't do it without volunteers and assistance from sponsors like MeadeWestvaco. They also need donations for future hunts. You can learn more at www.lowcountryfieldofdreams.com.

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