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APPLICATION DEADLINE TO HOST A GUN DEER HUNT FOR HUNTERS WITH DISABILITIES IS JUNE 1

April 28, 2015

MADISON -- Sponsors and landowners interested in hosting a gun hunt for deer hunters with disabilities are reminded that the application deadline is June 1. The 2015 disabled deer hunt will be held Oct. 3-11.

An online application is available on the Department of Natural Resources website, dnr.wi.gov, by searching keywords "disabled deer hunt." For a physical copy of the application, please contact Adam Murkowski, DNR assistant big game ecologist, at 608-261-7588.

In 2014, 88 sponsors worked closely with landowners to help create deer hunting opportunities for more than 90 disabled hunters. In all, over 78,000 acres of land was made available to hunters with disabilities. Sponsors are encouraged to own at least 60 acres of land and are required to allow interested disabled hunters to use their land during the October hunt. Interested hunters are encouraged to contact sponsors as soon as possible.

"The online application created in 2013 was able to streamline the application process, and interested hunters can easily see which properties are enrolled in the disabled hunt and contact sponsors sooner than in previous years," said Murkowski. "Our sincere gratitude goes out to all of the hunt sponsors, landowners and volunteers."

A full list of hunt sponsors will be available on the department's website after June 1, and sponsors will be required to submit a list of participants no later than Sept. 1. A list of participating hunters can be submitted online.

If you would like to receive email updates and other information regarding disabled hunting opportunities and season structure in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page for "subscribe for updates for DNR topics." Follow the prompts and select "disabled hunting" within the "hunting" list.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Murkowski, DNR assistant big game ecologist, 608-261-7588

Last Revised: Tuesday, April 28, 2015




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