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For information on deer hunting, contact:
Matthew Gross
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608-261-7588

Deer hunting for hunters with disabilities

Hunter with deer
Photo courtesy of Mark Martin

The outdoors is a part of the foundation of Wisconsin culture, and that rings true for sportsmen and women of every background; regardless of physical ability afield. Considering this, the department provides a variety of hunting, fishing and recreational permits designed to help give people with disabilities, the opportunity to partake in Wisconsin’s abundant natural resources.

A cornerstone to that foundation is deer hunting, and thanks to generous landowners willing to sponsor hunters with disabilities on their land, the Wisconsin tradition is stronger than ever. Hunters wishing to participate, or land owners wishing to sponsor hunters on their property, can learn more below. For those that are interested in learning about other outdoor opportunities for people with disabilities visit, Open the Outdoors.

The 2019 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities will occur Oct. 5-13, 2019

Information for sponsors

Landowners that are interested in sponsoring a gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities are required to:

  • Have at least 60 acres and,
  • Allow opportunity for at least three qualified hunters to participate on the sponsored property.

The deadline to submit an application to sponsor a Gun Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities is June 1.

Sponsors must submit their list of participating hunters for gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities no later than September 1.

Information for hunters

Hunters must possess a valid Class A, long-term Class B, Class C or D Disability Hunting Permit to be eligible to participate in the gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities.

Hunters with Class A, B, C or D permits should contact sponsoring landowners after June 1 to participate in the current year's gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities.

Last revised: Monday April 15 2019