Dan Haggerty raising fund for Angel Flight with donated firearms
Tulsa, Oklahoma - When you're walking around a gun show, odds are the biggest surprise is going to come in something smooth and steel. But at the Tulsa Arms Show, the boys from NRA News happened upon another surprise - Grizzly Adams.
For those of you under the age of 30, Grizzly Adams was a television show in the late 70s. Traveling along with his sidekick Ben - a full adult grizzly bear - Adams battled the bad guys, protected the weak, and luxuriated in the great outdoors. Played by Dan Haggerty, the short run show developed a cult like following long since it left the airwaves.
Though Haggerty still works in the movie biz, he puts time aside to work with a number of charities. One, Angel Flight, was the reason for his trip out to Tulsa.
"Angel Flight is for Children who need operations," Haggerty explained. "Pilots donate their plane and their time and I’d love to use you to raise money for fuel so the kids can get to where they need to go."
At Tulsa, the group was showing off a rifle donated by Henry Rifles.
"We're going to auction this off, raise a little money to help pay for that fuel."
Also on the docket is a Colt M4 .22 rifle brought on by Haggerty's godson.
"It’s the old and here’s the new and here we are. If we can help these kids that don’t need to be broken and bent, if we can help them run and walk and smile that’s what we’re here for."
To see Grizzly Adams, his guns, and hear about him running down a deer or his work as a female eagle impersonator, tune in to NRA News on Sportsman Channel tonight around 6:40pm eastern.
The eagle story is a real hoot.
Though neither of the rifles mentioned in this story are housed there, you can see all the other guns in the NRA National Firearms Museum collection at nramuseum.com