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Contact(s): Maggie Stewart, DNR assistant big game ecologist, 608-261-7588
September 19, 2017

MADISON - In 2017, 67 landowners in 42 counties have enrolled roughly 80,300 acres of hunting land to provide opportunities for hunters with disabilities to take part in the gun deer hunt.

This annual hunt, which runs from Oct. 7-15, gives landowners an opportunity to provide a positive experience for hunters with disabilities throughout Wisconsin.

"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. "In 2017, we've got roughly 80,000 acres enrolled thanks to a number of generous landowners."

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, 2018. For enrollment and program information, contact Maggie Stewart at 608-261-7588 or via email at

To learn more about this rewarding program, visit the Department of Natural Resources website,, and search keywords "disabled deer hunt."

Last Revised: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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