Opportunities for Physically Challenged Hunters
Please contact the individuals listed in the articles below for the yearly dates.
Ballenger Wilderness Retreat
We will be offering Mule Deer & Elk hunts to those Physically Challenged hunters that are confined to wheelchair or those that are legally blind; these hunts will be for the 2010 season. Interested hunters have to apply in January for their Wyoming elk license.
Ballinger Wilderness Retreat
846 Ln 10
Powell, WY 82435
Wyoming Disabled Hunters Inc.
We're hosting a deer hunt in Cody Wyoming. The dates are October 31st for the banquet. The hunting days are November 1st thru the 3rd. There is no cost for the hunt. Just buy the tag and come on down. A guide will be provided or you can hunt with your caregiver. If you have questions or are interested in an application please contact Corey McGregor at (307)-899-0790 or Bryce Fauskee at (307)-272-3512.
Greetings from Little Saskatchewan River Outfitters
We still have openings for the 2009 archery deer season. Our regular price for a 6 day deer hunt is $1800. U.S. You also have to pay $310. for your license, $65. per day for your hotel room, and also for your meals at the motel restaurant. As a P.C.B.A. member who is disabled the $1800.U.S. guiding fee will not be charged and your hunt fee will be free provided that an able bodied hunter comes to hunt with you .The able bodied person will pay the regular price, however you can share the motel room .You both will be hunting from different stands and not together unless you wish to. You will both get fully guided hunts.
Cross-bows and draw-locks are allowed with a disabled bow-hunter permit. Applications for permits are available from:
Wildlife Permits Clerk
Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection Branch
Box 24-200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3J-3W3
We are members of the PCBA and I am also disabled. I can no longer work as a heavy duty mechanic since 2005. We started our guiding business in 1999 and fortunately I am still able to do this to help supplement my income. To take advantage of this hunt, you will need a paying hunter to come with you which will help me cover my expenses in providing my services for your hunt.
References are available upon request.
Macomb Park District Spring Lake Park Deer Hunting Programs
Spring Lake Park is located two miles northwest of Macomb on North 1500 road. The park has 900 acres that includes Spring Lake with a surface area of 200 acres. There is a total of 400 acres open to deer hunting. The hunting area has 14 ground blinds and eight food plots for hunters use.
Each ground blind is designed to be accessible for use by hunters with physical disabilities. The hunting blinds are 10 feet by 10 feet with one side opening up to provide access to a wheelchair, golf cart or ATV. Each blind has a card inside that will tell the hunter what the best wind would be to hunt that blind and what the distance is to the deer trails that are located within archery range. The blinds are made in such a way that a hunter seated in a wheelchair will have clear shooting lanes in multiple directions.
The eight food plots are made up of both annual and perennial plants. In this way the food plot will always have plants that are desired by the deer no matter the time of year. Some of these plants are three different kinds of clover, forage milo, Lab Lab, and cow peas.
Access to the food plots and ground blinds is by ATV, golf cart and truck. Each hunter may bring another person in to assist them in getting to and from the hunting area and recovery of harvested game.
For more information on the Deer Hunters with Disabilities please contact:
Macomb Park District Office
1406 N. Randolph
Macomb, Ill. 61455
Phone: 309 833-4562
Land offered in New Jersey
I can provide land in New Jersey on my small farm in Warren County, Washington Twp. to any local physically challenged bowhunters. It is not a lot of space (about 30 acres) but it is loaded with deer and turkey. I could make some minor improvements to trails or blinds to make more accessible.
Jon Knittel: 908 689-0965
Disabled Hunt Outfitter
The Way Outfitters is a non-profit outfitting service. We set up hunting trips and other outdoor activities for Disabled and Terminally Ill Youth and US Veterans. The trips are free.
The Way Outfitters
Phone: 715 546-2683
New Brunswick and Quebec moose or bears Hunts for Physically Challenged
Living on the Border of New-Brunswick and Quebec gives me the opportunity to guide at both places. I try to customize my hunts to every hunter’s needs, desire and capacity. For this reason instead of owning a lodge, I rent out cabins, campers, hotel rooms and even pitch tents to satisfy my customers. I also do deals for group hunts. My business have been operating this way for 5 years now and I have established relations with the local businesses that offers lodging. I have two single rooms available at the hotel that are equipped for the physically challenged. Those rooms have a bit more floor room along with lower beds and washrooms specially equipped for the physically challenged. I get these rooms at a discount. I can use these rooms for the Quebec and New-Brunswick hunts. For transportation, I am equipped with a regular truck and jeep. The regions I hunt are also accessible by van if a hunter has a van that has a wheelchair ramp. We always hunt moose from the ground in old clear-cuts and we do not need to leave the logging road except to retrieve our expired animals. We also hunt bears from the ground in wheelchair accessible blinds and we can even do spot and stalk because the bear feed on the grass that grows along the logging roads in the spring season.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Special Deer Management Hunt offered to Physically challenged hunters
A special deer management hunt on Middle Island near St. Mary’s, West Virginia. The hunt is needed to control the number of deer on the island and improve wildlife habitat.
Hunter selection and stand locations will be by lottery.
- The hunt is limited to 24 muzzleloader hunters and three archery hunters each day.
- Only antlerless deer may be taken, with the exception of five hunters selected by drawing on the day of the hunt for a deer of either sex.
- Note: All deer taken during this hunt WILL count against the hunter’s annual deer season bag limit.
- All hunting will take place from elevated self-climbing stands provided by hunters with these exceptions:
- Three accessible stands are available for physically challenged hunters (Class Q license required.)
- Refuge ladder stands (three single and one double for adult and child) will be offered to muzzleloader hunters without stands.
- In addition to Refuge hunt permit, hunters must possess appropriate WV state hunting license(s) and tags.
More details about the hunt will be available beginning Oct. 9 at the Refuge website: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/ohioriverislands, and at refuge headquarters: 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown, WV, telephone (304) 375-2923.
Ozark Mountain Outfitters in Houston, Missouri
Contact John Martinson
Please only serious inquiries.
Bowhunt offered at Snowshoe Mountain Resort In West Virginia
Snowshoe Mountain Resort hosting the Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt. This will be the 9th Annual Physically Challenged Wallace "Frank" Hall, Jr. Memorial Hunt, and will be the first conducted in archery season. It will be conducted in the West Virginia Deer Archery Season and will be in compliance with all West Virginia laws and regulations. (see: www.wvdnr.gov)
This exciting event brings together the best hospitality of Snowshoe Mountain Resort employees, with a focus on the safe and enjoyable opportunity to enjoy spectacular autumn scenes. Enjoy West Virginia Mountains in the entire full color autumn splendor! Be a part of the exciting tradition of Snowshoe Challenged Hunts, where dreams truly come true…and you can enjoy the moments, and the memories.
Utica Ohio Hunting Offered
Mark Armstrong and America’s Freedom Lodge near Utica, Ohio offers an archery hunt for a few people. The dates will be flexible and agreed upon. Non-resident archery license and permit are about $149 (one deer buck or doe). Hotels are available at the hunter’s expense and are about 30 miles away. This would be a 3 day hunt over a Friday-Sunday. Ohio allows the use of crossbows with no special permits needed. If you are seriously interested in attending this hunt please contact below
Indiana Youth Rabbit Hunt
The “Indiana Beaglers Alliance” and Co-Sponsors are “Tri County Fish & Wild Life Area”, and “Salamonie Reservoir”. The first hunt took place on Tri County Fish & Wild Life Area in the fall of 2006. It went over real well. Pre-Registration is needed for both hunts. A 30-day advanced notice would be most appropriate. Each hunt will “only” be able to handle up to 30 youth. “So the sooner you register the better.” There is “NO” cost for the hunt itself, just the cost of the Indiana Youth License Hunting License. The license can be purchased at each hunt site, and is good for the whole hunting season.
Hunt Location: Tri County Fish & Wild Life Area
Hunt Organizer: Don LeCount H (574) 453-2513
Hunt Location: Salamonie Reservoir
Hunt Organizer: James Heasley H (765) 674-3791 or C (765) 661-4597
Each youth will have a “private mentor” that will be supervising them during the entire hunt. Parents are more than welcome to also accompany the youth during the hunt. Rabbits will be pursued with beagles. There will be plenty of Dog handlers with beagles for the youth to hunt over. All participant “must” have attended and passed a Hunter Education Course & have a valid Indiana Youth Hunting Licensed to participate. Firearms safety will be at its “highest degree”. A youth can bring their own shotgun, or one will be provided. If we need to provide a shotgun for the youth, we need to know at the time the youth “registers” for the hunt. After the hunt lunch will be provided at no cost. Door prizes will be given away prior to lunch. There will be pictures taken after the hunt of all participants (youth, mentors, & dog handlers).
If anyone is still is in need of taking a Hunter Education Course, call James Heasley at one of his numbers listed above ASAP.
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