(Mayville) The US Fish and Wildlife Service will be offering hunters with disabilities an opportunity to hunt at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. Several hunts are planned this fall, at no cost. A maximum of ten hunters will be selected for each period by lottery drawing with consideration provided for preferred hunt dates. Hunters may choose to have an assistant present.
Participants use a special use permit issued from refuge, in addition to the appropriate state–issued license and carcass tags. Hunters must also have a state issued Class A, B, C, or D hunter disability permit. If the hunter has a Class B permit for the October hunt, it must be one that authorizes hunting from a vehicle and has been issued for more than one year. Ten wheelchair accessible blinds are available for use.
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Refuge encompasses the northern two-thirds of Horicon Marsh and is part of America’s National Wildlife Refuge System, a network of federal public lands covering more than 150 million acres.
Applications for the refuge-sponsored hunts are due by August 15th. Applications will still be accepted after August 15th if space is available.
Hunters interested in more information or in obtaining an application should call 920-387-2658 extension 200 or email [email protected]