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Sign-up to participate in October deer hunt for disabled hunters now open

Contact(s): Matthew Gross, DNR assistant big game ecologist, 608-261-7588
June 25, 2019

MADISON - Eligible disabled hunters hoping to participate in the 2019 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities must contact a hunt sponsor to sign up before Sept. 1.

As of the June 1 sponsor application deadline, 62 sponsors have enrolled over 73,000 acres of land across 41 counties for this year's hunt, which takes place from Oct. 5-13. For a complete list of 2019 sponsors, please visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "disabled deer hunt."

DNR strives to make hunting accessible to all hunters.  - Photo credit: DNR
DNR strives to make hunting accessible to all hunters. Photo credit: DNR

"We are very grateful to the sponsors that are willing to provide opportunities for hunters with special challenges in the field,"  says Matthew Gross, DNR assistant big game ecologist. "Giving hunters access to over 73,000 acres of land is instrumental in making this unique opportunity a success and continuing Wisconsin's deer hunting tradition."

Eligible hunters may sign up for one property per year and must possess a gun deer license.

Hunters or assistants must contact sponsors directly to sign up for a hunt. Hunters must provide their name, contact information, and DNR customer ID number. To be eligible, hunters must possess a valid Class A, C or D disabled permit or Class B permit that is issued for longer than one year, authorizing shooting from a stationary vehicle.

It is important for hunters to note that some properties can accommodate more hunters than others, so hunters are advised to contact potential sponsors as early as possible to determine if space is available.

For more information, interested hunters are encouraged to contact Gross by phone at 608-261-7588 or email at Matthew.Gross@wisconsin.gov.

Last Revised: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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