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June 1 deadline to sponsor 2017 disabled deer hunt is fast approaching

Published by Central Office May 16, 2017

Contact(s): Maggie Stewart, DNR assistant big game ecologist, 608-261-7588

Help others experience hunting and become a sponsor today

MADISON -- Sponsors and landowners interested in hosting a gun hunt for deer hunters with disabilities are reminded of the fast approaching June 1 deadline to sign up their lands for the October 2017.

Sponsors are required to enroll at least 60 acres of land and must allow at least 3 disabled hunters access during the October 7-15 hunt.

In 2016, more than 70 landowners in 48 counties enrolled roughly 79,000 acres of hunting land to provide opportunities for over 400 participants to take part in the gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities.

For an online application, visit for keywords "disabled deer hunt." If sponsors do not have access to an online application, please contact Maggie Stewart, Assistant Big Game Ecologist, at 608-261-7588 for a physical copy.

A full list of hunt sponsors will be available on DNR's website after June 10. Interested hunters are encouraged to contact sponsors as soon as possible.

For more information regarding the 2017 disabled deer hunt in Wisconsin, contact Maggie Stewart, assistant big game ecologist, 608-261-7588 or at

Last Revised: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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