Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Hosting Hunters With Disabilities

(Horicon) The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge will be offering hunters with disabilities the opportunity to deer hunt this fall. The hunt requires a special use permit issued from the Horicon refuge, in addition to the appropriate state issued license and carcass tags.

Hunters must have a state issued Class A, B, C, or D hunter disability permit in order to participate. 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. Hunters may choose to have an assistant present.

Ten wheelchair accessible blinds are available for use. Applications are due by August 14th. A maximum of ten hunters will be selected for each period by lottery drawing with consideration provided for preferred hunt dates. Applications will still be accepted after August 14th if space is available. There are no fees for these hunts.

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.

Hunters interested in more information or in obtaining an application should call   920-387-2658 extension 200 or email [email protected]