MADISON – In 2016, more than 70 landowners in 48 counties enrolled roughly 79,000 acres of hunting land to provide opportunities for more than 400 participants to take part in the gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities.
This annual hunt, which runs from Oct. 1-9, gives landowners an opportunity to provide a positive experience for many hunters with disabilities throughout Wisconsin.
More than 70 landowners enrolled roughly 79,000 acres of hunting land to provide opportunities for participants to take part in the gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities.
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“This hunt relies upon the generosity of landowners and is a tremendous opportunity to provide a unique opportunity for hunters with disabilities,” said Maggie Stewart, DNR assistant big game ecologist. “As in 2015, close to 400 hunters will partake in the disabled deer hunt this year, and we hope that level of participation continues into the future.”
The gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities is only open on properties enrolled in the program – hunters with a valid disabled hunting permit were required to contact a participating landowner before Sept. 1.
Landowners who are interested in enrolling their property to host a disabled deer hunt in the future are encouraged to contact DNR staff before June 1, 2017. For enrollment and program information, contact Maggie Stewart at 608-261-7588 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.