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Adaptive Sportsmen Inc.


Location

WI

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"Our mission is providing recreational opportunities for physically challenged people." Adaptive Sportsmen Inc. is a Non-Stock, Not for Profit 501(c)(3) Foundation organized in Wisconsin.

Help us provide an opportunity for physically challenged people to enjoy the Wisconsin outdoors.

Hunting, Fishing, Boating, and Recreational Activities are some of the ways that we help physically challenged people enjoy the benefits of living in Wisconsin.

http://www.adaptivesportsman.org/index.html


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Beaver Creek Rendevous


Location

MT

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The Beaver Creek Rendezvous is a hunt for disabled hunters. Volunteers and guides with the Rendezvous take care of every need of the hunters and one companion. The only thing hunters need is transportation to the hunt and their hunting license, the Beaver Creek Rendezvous crew take care of the rest.

Leonard Livingston

An avid hunter, Leonard Livingston was diagnosed with MS in 1977 and spent several years in a wheelchair. Ten years later, he was invited to participate in an exclusive antelope hunt for the disabled. Every year since then he has volunteered as a guide for Helluva Hunt in Wyoming

Fulfilling a dream. Ever since his experience in 1987 Leonard wanted to start his own deer hunt for the disabled hunter. So in 2001 Leonard along with two close friends Scott Birkenuel and Sam Denney decided to start Beaver Creek Rendezvous in Southeastern Montana. This hunting experience is for those with disability who enjoy the adventures of hunting mule deer, white tail and even Spring turkey

The area, located in Carter County in Southeastern Montana has beautiful natural scenery that includes Carter County Museum, Medicine Rocks State Park, Long Pines and Ekalaka Park.

http://www.beavercreekrendezvous.com/


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Capable Partners


Location

MN

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For over 30 years, Capable Partners has been helping people enjoy the outdoors in Minnesota. Physically challenged hunting and physically challenged fishing involves obstacles which we help remove to encourage disabled sportspersons to participate and realize their potential. As disabled anglers and disabled hunters, we advocate for disabled issues with the legislature, Minnesota DNR and US Fish and Wildlife. By working closely with these agencies, we have a variety of hunts where we are the only people who hunt these locations.  The MN DNR and other organizations give us special access to help us be successful hunting.

Accessible hunting and accessible fishing along with other accessible outdoor activities are our focus. If we can get physically challenged sportspersons outdoors enjoying nature we are accomplishing one of our goals.

We lead accessible trips for handicapped hunting and handicapped fishing to enable outdoor adventures with accessible wildlife opportunities. For deer hunts we use wheelchair accessible hunting blinds and accessible stands. These affordable adaptive outdoors activities in Minnesota encourage independence through doing. Recreational therapy is accomplished through wheelchair sports such as disabled archery and trap shooting. We offer events twelve months of the year which is the most of any organization in the US. In August, we host a disabled ATV ride near Lake Mille Lacs.

Many of our outings have no cost and include a lunch making our events affordable to low-income individuals. We do adaptive turkey hunting, adaptive fishing, adaptive waterfowl hunting and adaptive upland bird hunting. In order for many hunters to participate, adaptive hunting equipment such as gun rests, bite triggers, and counter-weighted shotgun booms are used. Adaptive fishing equipment allows members to fish as effectively as they did before injury.

In 2015, almost half of our members were able-bodied, "capable partners". These members participate in outings as volunteers, anglers, and hunters. Capable partners are key to our program and have expressed how fulfilling it can be to assist in Capable Partners' outings. Please get involved.

http://www.capablepartners.org/

 


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Catch-A-Dream


Location

MO

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Catch-A-Dream grants once-in-a-lifetime hunting and fishing experiences to children 18 years old or younger who have a life-threatening illness.

Catch-A-Dream’s singular purpose is to provide consumptive use outdoor experiences to fill the “gap” created when the Make-A-Wish Foundation established national policy that precludes granting a child a wish that involves hunting or use of “…firearms, hunting bows, or other hunting or sport-shooting equipment.”

The initial idea for a program that would ultimately be known as Catch-A-Dream was originated by Bruce Brady, of Brookhaven, MS in late 1999 as he faced his own arduous battle with cancer. Taking great comfort in time spent in the outdoors, he drew strength from these experiences, and was able to “recharge his batteries” as he hunted and fished in his last days. Shortly before his death, he shared with family and friends a vision for some type of program that would provide outdoor opportunities to Mississippi youth with life-threatening illnesses who, unfortunately, were no longer served by the world’s largest children’s wish-granting organization. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation established national policy that precludes granting a child a wish that involves hunting or use of  “…firearms, hunting bows, or other hunting or sport-shooting equipment” Bruce and many others who love the outdoors, were disappointed.

Bruce lost his battle with cancer in February 2000, long before the idea was anything more than a simple concept to find a way to somehow provide meaningful outdoor experiences to a handful of Mississippi children who face life-threatening illnesses. But his family and friends were dedicated to creating such a program as a memorial to Bruce that would eternally provide a message of hope at a time when children with life-threatening illnesses need to know that hope does, indeed, exist. In mid-2000, the Catch-A-Dream Program was founded as a unique and unprecedented partnership among the Brady family, the MSU-Extension Service, the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and the Mississippi 4-H Clubs Foundation, which provided Catch-A-Dream its initial 501(c)(3) fiscal home.

The initial vision was, in retrospect, very small in comparison to what Catch-A-Dream would ultimately become, a testimony to the fact that our human visions are ALWAYS far smaller and of lower magnitude that are those of God.  In late 2003, the 4-H Foundation Board recommended that, due to phenomenal growth and national support and involvement, a separate foundation be created into which the program would move from its original incubator home in the 4-H Foundation. The Catch-A-Dream Foundation was incorporated in December 2003 and granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS.

The Catch-A-Dream Foundation exists to provide resources and implementation of the Catch-A-Dream program. Both the Program and the Foundation were based at Mississippi State University from 2003 until December 2012, at which time the long-standing relationship with MSU came to a mutually determined end. At that time all programmatic ties to MSU were terminated.

The Catch-A-Dream Foundation is now based on a 43 acre property 7 miles southwest of Starkville, MS, which serves as its permanent home and headquarters. The Program emanates from that home location, and continues to deliver its singular mission across the US and Canada in the same high integrity fashion for which it has become recognized.

http://www.catchadream.org/


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Chairbound Hunters


Location

WY

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Chairbound Hunters is a small group of people committed to help give the chair bound hunter the opportunity to experience quality hunting in beautiful southeast Wyoming. Our reward is seeing the enjoyment our clients receive. Chairbound Hunters is a non-profit organization designed exclusively for persons who are wheelchair-bound, blind or terminally ill. These persons are taken out to hunt antelope, deer, elk and/or turkey by one of our board members or a qualified helper. We have hunters come from all over the United States. For now, our hunters have to buy their own hunting licenses, but the organization would eventually like to have scholarships for those who cannot afford to buy a hunting license.

http://www.chairboundhunters.com/


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Challenged Outdoorsmen of America


Location

TX

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COA will be hunting with 50 physically challenged individuals on the Clear Springs Hunting area. This event takes many volunteers to help it run smoothly. COA will be providing two meals with drinks each day for Hunters and Volunteers. If you would like to participate or volunteer please call.

http://www.challengedoutdoorsmen.com/


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Creating Memories


Location

OR

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Creating Memories for Disabled Children was created for the sole purpose of connecting children with disabilities as well as adults with disabilities to nature and to create memories that will last a lifetime. The founder of our organization, Ken Coreson, has been taking children hunting and fishing all of his adult life. As a pastor of the Nazarene Church he took youth groups and kids Moose, Caribou and Black Bear hunting, fishing on the Kenai River, and to remote lakes for grayling. Since moving to Oregon in 1988, he has continued sharing these adventures with Disabled Children.

Creating Memories for Disabled Children board of directors and volunteers consists of retired Navy personnel, active-duty Military personnel, former big game guides, parents of disabled children, disabled hunters and fishers, hunter safety instructors, and award-winning Trap shooters who are all experienced in hunting, fishing, turkey calling, archery, black powder, rifles, boating, and much more. These amazing hard-working individuals work day in and day out to give people with disabilities memories that will last a lifetime and be passed on from generation to generation.

Creating Memories for Disabled Children offers many outdoor activities for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers including camping, fishing and hunting absolutely free of charge. Our camp is a 97 acre lot of land generously donated to Creating Memories for Disabled Children by the Boy Scouts of America and is located in Joseph, Oregon on Wallowa Lake where we will be able to house people with disabilities, their families and caregivers for a fun relaxing vacation, going fishing on our customized boat and enjoying the outdoors.

http://creating-memories.com/


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Empowered Dream Hunts


Location

WI

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Joe and Laurie Ramsey established Empowered Dream Hunts in 2007. With Joe’s love for the outdoors and hunting, Joe noticed that there was a need to help those with challenges, disabilities, or illness, so that they can have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors as well.

As a family, the Ramsey’s have worked together in finding hunting recipients, raising funds to cover the costs, and providing a keepsake DVD to the recipient. Joe and Laurie consider the recipients and their families to be a part of the Ramsey family through these wonderful experiences.

Empowered Dream Hunts always promotes family involvement through the entire dream hunt process. The recipient’s family is encouraged to assist in fundraising efforts. They are also invited to come along and experience the hunt with their family member (recipient). Being with family makes the hunting weekend much more memorable and special.

http://empowereddreamhuntsinc.org/


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Freedom Hunt


Location

IN

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Freedom Hunt is a not-for-profit organization providing special needs children the opportunity to hunt. With a host of volunteers, we assist each candidate in Hunter's Education and provide a fun outdoor hunting and camping experience. On opening day, each young hunter - along with his or her own experienced hunting guide - gets a spot in the field.

http://www.freedomhunt.com/


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Helluva Hunt


Location

WY

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Helluva Hunt holds an annual October hunting event in Wyoming for handicapped and chair-bound hunters. This event is totally funded, the only cost to the hunter and one guest is for their transportation to and from the Douglas, Wyoming area. All meat processing from the hunt is free and there are free mounts available as raffle prizes!

Applications for participation in the Helluva Hunt are accepted all year long. Fifteen hunters are chosen in February to participate in the October Antelope hunt that year. The accepted applicants are immediately notified and licenses are applied for. Each hunter receives at least two volunteers to assist in their kill at the event.

Although our volunteers return year after year, we are always looking for extra hands! It's a terrific trip, and highly recommended to both participants and volunteers. It truly is one Helluva Hunt! we hope you will consider becoming part of it!

http://www.wildlifestudio.com/helluva-hunt/


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Hunting With Heroes


Location

WY

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At Hunting with Heroes, it’s our mission to give back to our nations disabled veterans by honoring them with unique hunting, fishing and other outdoor experiences.

https://huntingwithheroes.org/


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Hunts of Hopes and Dreams


Location

IA

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Hunts of Hopes and Dreams is a non-profit organization* established to benefit those many individuals who love the outdoors but have terminal illnesses or disabilities that prevent them from actively participating in these traditions.

Hunts of Hopes and Dreams will provide these remarkable individuals a unique environment where they can realize their passion. Lodging, meals, hunts, and other recreation are designed to accommodate these challenges and facilitate interaction with the natural world as much as possible.

You and I think nothing of getting up long before dawn, slipping into that ideal position on the game trail, or pitching decoys into that secret backwater as the morning breeze picks up. We take these precious parts of a day outdoors for granted. Unfortunately, many folks cannot share in these experiences that so often are a bigger part of the hunt than the shot itself. Hunts of Hopes and Dreams was established to fulfill the hopes and dreams of individuals with terminal illnesses and disabilities – to make the little things we take for granted while being outdoors a lot easier for them to overcome and to provide an environment designed to accommodate their needs.

Over ten years ago, my entire family was changed when my father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Growing up, my father was always there when I wanted to go hunting or fishing. He spent countless hours outdoors with me and his dedication infected me with a deep enthusiasm for these pursuits and sharing them with others. Since the progression of his MS, my father has been unable to get in the woods like the rest of us. My father’s experience, and its effect on our family and friends, is the inspiration for this organization.

This project is the result of many years of intense thought, planning, coordination, and dedication. Since beginning the project in 1999, my wife has joined the team, bringing her own passion for working with those coping with disabilities. She has worked with numerous individuals with disabilities and shares in the dream to successfully launch this project.

http://www.huntsofhopesanddreams.com/default.htm


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LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve


Location

PA

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LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve is a completely volunteer-run facility dedicated to offering therapeutic outdoor programs for wounded veterans with all levels of disabilities.

MISSION: Provide a friendly handicap-accessible camp environment and therapeutic outdoor activities like hunting and fishing, LEEK believes in encouraging our wounded heroes to focus on their abilities, without compromising their current physical limitations.

PURPOSE: LEEK believes in providing a safe and friendly environment where wounded U.S. service members can assist each other through the healing process, both mentally and physically. We offer recreational opportunities specifically geared to each wounded veterans’ needs and abilities.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: LEEK Preserve, founded by the Fisher Family, purchased land in scenic Potter County, Pa. specifically to establish LEEK, a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization, which offers guided hunts, fishing outings and outdoor experiences for wounded veterans.

Since many of the participants in LEEK’s program come to the Preserve directly from medical facilities throughout the U.S. where they have been recovering from serious injuries, the program is designed to provide a therapeutic outdoor experience as the wounded veteran’s introduction back into an accepting and appreciative society.

The experiences at LEEK are an enormous undertaking that require thousands of volunteer hours each year, all provided by the Fisher family and a large network of volunteers, including the gracious communities of Northern Pennsylvania and Western New York.

The volunteers of LEEK, which include dozens of war veterans, believe in giving back to our disabled warriors, to ensure they feel appreciated and honored for their service and sacrifice.

The Fisher’s credit the Preserve’s success to their father, who was a dedicated volunteer and mentor. The Fisher’s remain closely involved in the day-to-day operations at LEEK and hold the mission close to their hearts, having seen firsthand the challenges their own father faced as an amputee.

http://www.leekpreserve.org/


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Licking River Outfitters


Location

KY

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Licking River Outfitters, Inc. (LRO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit national charity that specializes in sending wounded soldiers, disabled veterans, critically ill and disabled youth on the hunting adventure of their dreams! LRO outings give our youth and veterans something to look forward to, and help sustain them in their time of need! They can forget about the world of hospitals, and high medical bills by participating in a real fair chase trophy hunting adventure. LRO is composed of a 100% volunteer staff from all walks of life, bonded together by a common love for our fellow mankind and a deep respect and appreciation of our world's natural resources. By working cooperatively with hunt donors as well as generous individual and corporate sponsors, LRO has made a significant impact on the lives of hundreds if not thousands of children, disabled veterans and their families. The public's image of all sportsmen is enhanced by this valuable community service and new lifelong friendships are made! 

http://www.lickingriveroutfitters.com/about.html


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Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors


Location

MI

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Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors is a cooperative partnership that seeks to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for individuals with health challenges and to coordinate a support network that facilitates their recovery through connecting with nature.

Spring turkey hunts will be centered on and around the Sharonville State Game Area in Jackson and Washtenaw counties. This 4,500-acre game area is managed intensively for wild turkeys in addition to pheasants, deer and small game. 

Assistive resources that the Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors partners have secured for the spring turkey hunt period include hunting guides who can assist hunters throughout their hunt, tracked wheelchairs, pop-up blinds, permanent blinds, access to approximately 9 miles of mowed trails and potential transportation assistance. Assistive resources are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.    

Please call Tom Jones at 734-612-6677 for more information and to schedule a hunt. To learn more about Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors, visit www.miofo.org.

Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors is a cooperative partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eisenhower Center, Zero-Day, Camp Liberty, Passing Along the Heritage Foundation, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Safari Club International Foundation, Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the Disabled American Veterans and more.

http://miofo.org/


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Minnesota Broken Wing Connection


Location

MN

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The Minnesota Broken Wing Connection is a nonprofit organization devoted to offering individuals with physical disabilities the chance to rediscover or discover for the first time, the outdoor activities available to them. This is accomplished through an event called the “Minnesota Broken Wing Connection Pheasant Hunt Invitational”. Individuals experience pheasant hunting in a whole different way with the use of specially designed rigs, the help of family and friends, and sharing in the “CAN DO” spirit.

Each year individuals are invited on a weekend of upland bird hunting, trap shooting, archery and other related activities. The event is held in Pine River, Minnesota, the weekend after Labor Day. All cost of lodging and meals are covered by the organization for the hunter and one companion. The only cost to the hunter and companion is their transportation to and from Pine River. The event starts on Friday with check-in and runs through Sunday around Noon.

Qualified applicants from the United States and Canada are accepted. To qualify for the event, the applicant must show a physical condition that limits their ability to hunt pheasants. Past hunter limitations have included quadriplegia, paraplegia, amputees, paralysis, blindness, motor skill deficiencies, and various heart and lung conditions.

Complete the application (located on application tab) in its entirety and return to address provided. Applicants are drawn in late June or early July and contacted at that time. Please return your application as soon as possible to be considered. If your application is not drawn, don’t give up hope, it will be put in the applicant pool for the next year.

http://minnesotabrokenwing.org/1.html


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Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Foundation Super Hunt


Location

MS

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The Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Foundation (MWFP) Super Hunt is a deer hunt for youth with disabilities. The hunt is for anyone ages 6 to 17 years of age with a disability.  The Super Hunt this year is October 28-30 and will start Friday at 8:00am.  It is a 3 day event full of fun activities and hunting.  Participants arrive at MDWFP Turcotte Education Center and enjoy a half day of fun outdoor activities before adjourning and  heading to camps for an evening hunt. They will have the opportunity to hunt Friday evening, and Saturday morning and evening. Sunday we will all meet together for a closing ceremony and time of sharing.  This weekend is a fun activity filled weekend where kids just get to be kids.  If you would like to be a part of the event you can register by clicking the links below.  If you know someone with property that would like to host a camp they need to register as well.  We have several ways to get involved from helping with the fields days activities, to guiding on properties, offering your property to hunt on, or sponsoring a child through the foundation.  We are looking forward to another great year!

https://foundationmwfp.com/index.php/projects/super-hunt/


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Missouri Disabled Sportsmen


Location

MO

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To provide support for Missouri disabled hunters and young hunters assistance with hunting and shooting opportunities through the use of land and guides to assist them.  

http://missouridisabledsportsmen.com/


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Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs


Location

NV

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Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs ™  (NOW) was founded in 2008 with the vision of "uniting in crafting experiential hunting and outdoor adventures for individuals utilizing a wheelchair."

Annually, participants embark on an five day hunt and outdoor adventure.  Hunters enjoy hunting, camping, fishing, and other educational activities. The event sponsored by the historic TS Ranch, in Dunphy, Nevada and Newmont Mines brings together participants who strive to overcome personal challenges and enjoy individual accomplishments.

NOW is committed to encouraging individuals to overcome their personal adversity, embrace nature and take on new challenges and adventures.

In order to partake in our program, all accepted participants are required to have their hunter’s education and proper hunt licensing completed prior to the hunt. These costs are paid for by the organization and its sponsors. This initial process exposes individuals to all aspects of safety in the field as well as respect for the environment.

http://nvoutdoorsmen.org/


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North American Squirrel Association


Location

WI

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The North American Squirrel Association was formed in order to:

Help the physically challenged and elderly enjoy hunting and fishing opportunities and recreational activities.
Support and aid in events sponsored by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Resources. Such events include early disabled white tail deer hunts and duck hunts.
Aid individuals and other organizations with similar goals and objectives.
Contribute to the education of young people interested in the pursuit of outdoor activities related to hunting, fishing, and conservation.

http://www.nasasquirrel.org/


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North Carolina Handicapped Sportsmen


Location

NC

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North Carolina Handicapped Sportsmen, Inc.  (NCHS) is a nonprofit organization of handicapped and able-bodied individuals.  Its purpose is to promote friendship, fellowship, mutual understanding and cooperation among handicapped people and able-bodied associates by encouraging them to participate in outdoor recreation.

Special events will be scheduled, organized and conducted by both handicapped and able-bodied members of this organization.  NCHS will work closely with the North Carolina Wildlife Recourses Commission (NCWRC) and other interested organizations to promote and support these special events.  Events will include but are not limited to special hunting, fishing and shooting events. 

While social and recreational activities centered on these sporting events are encouraged, we do not claim in any way to provide a professional level of medical or rehabilitative care to the participants. Participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability for any events sponsored by NCHS.

To further our cause, NCHS will work closely with the NCWRC and other governing bodies to ensure that new facilities meet ADA standards and existing facilities be made as accessible as possible.

There are many individuals whose quality of life can be enriched by our organization.  NCHS will reach out to individuals via website, special events, outdoor expos and appropriate media coverage.  New membership is encouraged to ensure the continuing productivity of our organization and help further our ability to promote outdoor recreation for handicapped individuals in North Carolina.

http://www.nchandicappedsportsmen.com/


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Northern Nebraska Special Youth Challenge


Location

NE

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Non Profit Organization dedicated to helping youth with special challenges develop the skills necessary to participate in God's great outdoors.

https://www.facebook.com/SYCNorthernNebraska/


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Outdoor Adventure Foundation


Location

FL

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The Outdoor Adventure Foundation provides hunting, fishing, and other outdoor adventure to youth’s under age 25 that have been diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening illness’s. OAF also provides the adventures for disabled Veteran’s under age 40 that are wheelchair bound or lost a limb due to combat.

http://www.outdooradventurefoundation.org/


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Outdoor Buddies


Location

CO

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The Outdoor Buddies hunting programs for mobility-disabled persons includes a very large variety of hunting activities including big game, turkey, upland bird, waterfowl, and other types of hunting. The big game hunting program includes hunts for pronghorn, deer, and elk.

Hunting activities are generally held on private land, rather than where the presence of the general public makes it more difficult for disabled hunters. Outdoor Buddies provides experienced able-bodied volunteers (Able-Buddies) to accompany disabled participants (Handi-Buddies) on the activities.

http://www.outdoorbuddies.org/Programs.aspx


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Outdoor Friends Forever


Location

AL

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Outdoor Friends Forever is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Jim Hardy to provide outdoor opportunities to people with special needs. The organization hosts multiple events throughout the year including hunting and fishing weekends. The family of each hunter is encouraged to attend the weekend events.

O.F.F Family Hunting Weekends are a great time for the whole family!  Children get a chance to learn more about the outdoors and the skill of hunting.  Each weekend includes lodging, meals, snacks, many activities such as hunter education, skeet shooting, target practice and a deer hunt for a chance at the trophy whitetail deer of your dreams!

O.F.F Family Fishing Weekends are unique in that they allow the whole family to learn and fish.  We hope to teach the family and child how to fish so they can return home and find a place to fish as a family.  Each fishing weekend also includes lodging, meals, snacks, fish education, lure making, cooking what you catch and lots of hours fishing in a stocked lake for kids only!

http://outdoorfriendsforever.org/index.html


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Outdoors With Friends


Location

AL

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This is a group of Christians who love and appreciates Hunting and Fishing and the experiences God has given them. Sponsored by Southside Baptist Church Brotherhood, we have decided to share our talents and time to provide some of the same experiences with the disabled and disadvantaged people for the Glory of God.

We are including single parent children whom need the influence of Christian men in their lives. In doing this we have also been able to share the gospel with participates as well as volunteers, landowners and curious visitors. We are trying to think outside of the box in ways to bring the Gospel to men, while also providing some Christian recreational fellowship with the less fortunate.

Our Goal is to do this at no charge to the participator, so that they may focus on the Love of the message and to the event. The hunter is paired up with a guide that will do all of the weapon handling up to and after the time of the shot. Deer are dressed for the hunter and they can have the meat, so come prepared with a cooler in case you harvest a deer.

We have taken the wheelchair bound hunter as well as the blind hunting. We have been doing this for several years and are always trying to grow so that we might reach others for Christ.

http://www.sbctroy.com/SBC_Troy/Outdoor_with_Friends.html


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Outdoorsmen Helping Others


Location

LA

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Outdoorsmen Helping Others, Inc. (OHO) is founded on the principle that anyone, regardless of physical capability, should have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for physically challenged youth and young adults to enjoy the outdoors and share the camaraderie of sport hunting and fishing. Outdoorsmen Helping Others, Inc. funds and arranges hunting and fishing trips with the use of adaptive equipment for physically challenged youth and young adults throughout Louisiana.

http://server3.nmdesigns.com/oho/www/index.php


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Peterson Outdoors Ministries: Lodge of Hope


Location

MO

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Providing outdoor recreational therapy for wounded or injured veterans and their families as well as youth and adults with disabilities or serious illness.

http://www.petersonoutdoors.org/


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Seasons of Hope


Location

FL

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Seasons of Hope is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization offering positive outdoor experiences related to hunting, fishing, camping, and many other activities for the terminally ill and physically challenged. Members of the Armed Forces injured in the line of duty are also served through our program.  

Hosting hunting, fishing and outdoor excursions for this injured, terminally ill and those dealing with special circumstances can apply for a Hope Excursion.

http://www.seasonsofhopeinc.org/index.html

 


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South Carolina Disabled Sportsmen


Location

SC

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The South Carolina Disabled Sportsmen Association (SCDSA) is a non-profit organization designed to assist those who permanently require the use of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, crutches or canes. Disabilities such as Spinal Cord Injury, Muscular Dystropy, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Transverse Myelitis, Stroke, Amputations and Severe Arthritis are among some of the things which limit the mobility of our membership. We strive to provide opportunities for a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience while promoting fellowship, mutual understanding and cooperation by encouraging all to participate in outdoor recreation.

You must call for an application to each hunt if interested, unless you already recieved their application in the mail. Other hunts for hog, turkey, squirrel, dove and duck have been discussed and may happen in the future near Columbia, Florence and elsewhere.

http://scdisabledhunters.org/index.php


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Southern Sportsmen Foundation


Location

AR

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The Southern Sportsmen Foundation is a group of enthusiasts who want to share our love for the outdoors with people who have disabilities, including children and veterans. Our supporters believe that in the world of hunting, there is room for people of all abilities. We are dedicated to raising funds to help provide exceptional outdoor activities for people who have missed out on the kinds of experiences that can provide memories and enjoyment for a lifetime.

The Southern Sportsmen Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Foreman, Arkansas. The foundation is a spin-off organization of a local chapter of the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation (BADF), which includes participants from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. That organization, formed in 1998 after founders realized a need to provide hunting opportunities for the disabled, has fulfilled many hunting wishes for children and young adults.

Since forming in 2004, SSF has sponsored over 150 men, women & kids with disabilities from all over the US. The generous support of businesses and individuals has helped hunters from more than a dozen states across America take part in exceptional hunting excursions.

http://www.sharingtheoutdoors.com/


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Special Youth Challenge Ministries


Location

IA

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Special Youth Challenge (SYC) of Iowa is a 501C3 nonprofit Christian based ministry designed to teach and assist youth with special challenges to participate in and enjoy shooting sports in God’s great outdoors. SYC provides training and other necessary aides to help the hunters achieve this goal at no cost to them. There are three events held each year; a turkey hunt in the spring, a fundraiser in August, and a deer hunt in September.

Our Vision:

Youth with special challenges are often left behind because of their disability. They only hear about the exciting times their friends and families experience while hunting in the outdoors. With training and special equipment SYC helps diminish the handicap by empowering them to succeed. Volunteers instruct the youth, and their family members about ways in which they can hunt safely and use a firearm. Each hunter is given every opportunity to meet the challenge of the hunt and keep the memories of a lifetime.

Our Mission:

To empower physically challenged youth to enjoy hunting and the shooting sports by helping them overcome barriers found in the outdoors. This is done through the use of special methods, equipment, and assistance from volunteers who desire to share their passion for shooting and hunting. SYC hunters have a physical challenge, special need or have (had) a life threatening disease or injury.

http://www.syciowa.org/


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Special Youth Challenge of Minnesota


Location

MN

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Special Youth Challenge (SYC) of Minn. Is a 501(c)(3) non profit Christian based ministry designed to teach and assist youth with special challenges to participate in and enjoy shooting sports in God’s great outdoors. SYC provides training and other necessary aides to help the hunters achieve this goal at no cost to them. There are two events held each year: a turkey hunt in the spring and a deer hunt in the fall

Our Mission:

To empower physically challenged youth to enjoy hunting and the shooting sports by helping them overcome barriers found in the outdoors. This is done through the use of special methods, equipment, and assistance from volunteers who desire to share their passion for shooting and hunting. SYC hunters have a physical challenge, special need or have (had) a life threatening disease or injury. All applicable laws of the state of Minnesota apply.

http://sycsemn.org/


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Sporting Chance


Location

ND

Notes

Sporting Chance was started in 1995. We are registered as a North Dakota volunteer based non-profit charitable organization. Our objective is to provide outdoor recreational activities for people with disabilities. We accept the challenge to take individuals, with a disability, into the field for an opportunity that they would not otherwise have.

http://www.sporting-chance.com/default.asp


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north dakota

Take 'Em Outdoors


Location

WI

Notes

Take 'Em Outdoors is a non-profit charity dedicated to taking children with severe or terminal illnesses into the outdoors, as well as combat wounded veterans.

http://www.takeemoutdoors.org/


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wisconsin

Texas Adaptive Outdoorsman


Location

TX

Notes

Our programs are available only to the physically challenged individuals or groups with the desire to discover or rediscover an activity thought to be lost to a disability, accident or injury.

All equipment is supplied by TEXAS ADAPTIVE OUTDOORSMAN. and is acquired solely through donations by individuals, and/or corporations.

We guarantee that the hunters will be in the company of qualified, friendly and enthusiastic instructors and guides.

Our hunters are given the chance to experience the outdoors with our wheelchair accessible off road vehicles and hunting blinds.

http://www.taasports.org/index.php/events/texas-adaptive-outdoorsmen


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The Way Outfitters Outdoor Adventures


Location

TX

Notes

The Mission of The Way Outfitters is to provide wholesome outdoor adventure experiences of hunting, fishing and other activities for disabled, disadvantaged and terminally ill children and youth, and disabled and terminally ill American Veterans.

http://www.thewayoutfitters.com/


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texas

Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures


Location

LA

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Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures

LA (501c3 Non Profit) has been formed as an outreach program from Acadiana Amputee Support Group. The vision of our group is to provide enough community involvement to see more people with disabilities “STEP OUT” away from the usual way of life, and “STEP INTO” a new way that can build confidence, provide spiritual uplifting, and have the opportunity to surround themselves with others who are experiencing the same challenges in life. Activities such as tennis, golfing, hunting, fishing, and canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking, and summer camps has been organized to help bring our members together for memorable spiritual experiences of a lifetime. We have volunteers from many parts of our state of Louisiana that are ready at the drop of dime to lend a helping hand. The majority of these individuals has a child, a relative, a friend, or is disabled themselves. When people ask what ages we cater too; I always answer, “There is no age limit. We can cater from 2 years old to 102 years old.” OUR mission is to give back, share, encourage, and uplift ANYONE who may be dealing with or have dealt with disabilities. OUR TEAM is made up of GOD loving & sincere individuals who have a passion to uplift the principles our TEAM stands for.

http://www.trinitydisabledadventures.com/


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louisiana

Turkey Tracks


Location

IN

Notes

At the very young age of 16, Eric Corey was diagnosed with ALS.  An avid hunter his entire life, we lost Eric to this tragic disease in January, 2012.  Eric’s legacy lives on in his mission.  Turkey Tracks continues to make sure other young adults with mobility challenges like him can experience the joy of hunting.  The event allows hunters with physical challenges to use adaptive equipment and the help of guides to experience a turkey hunt in Northern Indiana, and also now in Tennessee.

What started in 2009 with a couple of kids in Eric’s home, has now become a community wide event.  Volunteer hunt guides, local farmers and supportive friends all have pitched in for a weekend of fellowship, friendship and fun.  In 2013, we had 32 hunters in Starke Co., 11 hunters in Angola, and 9 hunters in Tennessee.

For a time away…Turkey Tracks is about getting families together, away from the doctor appointments and hospital visits that most of these hunters live with on a weekly basis.  It is about enjoyment and love of the outdoors.

Turkey Tracks Hunt has the equipment and the ability to take young hunters in wheelchairs and challenge them to the same adventure that a person with mobility would enjoy experiencing.

http://turkeytracks.org/

HUNT VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDhqnLKOfxo


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indiana tennessee michigan

Turning Point


Location

TX

Notes

Turning Point sponsors a wide variety of activities. The annual “Extravaganza” at Bachman Lake in Dallas since 1990 introduces people to activities and adaptive equipment for scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, archery, hunting, water-skiing, sailing, hand cycling, air rifles and camping. This day of fun is also a day of learning, and camaraderie. The Extravaganza sets the stage for other activities during the year.  Adventure and training events are scheduled to continue participation in each of the activities of the Extravaganza providing the opportunity to stay engaged and continue to develop their abilities, build more confidence and relish in the essence of being outdoors.

http://www.turningpointnation.org/


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texas

Twist Of Fate


Location

MN

Notes

Twist of Fate was created by a group of dedicated sportsmen and archers in an effort to make the sport of archery more accessible to anyone with the desire to shoot a bow and arrow or crossbow, regardless physical limitations.

Twist of Fate is a four-day weekend archery hunt for the physically challenged who have an interest in hunting and the outdoors.

http://twistoffatend.org/index.html


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minnesota

United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania


Location

PA

Notes

The United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania's Disabled Hunter Program began in 1999 with an idea from Ernie Kramer. Ernie presented this idea to the UBP leadership and gained approval to move forward. Ernie was encouraged by David Sullivan of Buckmasters Disabled Hunter Services. They agreed to supply a hunt if Ernie could come up with the funds for the transportation to the hunt. The Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America (PCBA) and Buckmasters supplied the applications that first year. Each year the program grew a little and before long, a dedicated committee was formed. The program currently sends at least six disabled hunters on hunts each year. The program is funded primarily from the proceeds from our yearly fund raising banquet. The banquet has become one of the premiere sportsmen events in the area, typically selling out each year at around 300 attendees.

http://www.ubpdhp.org/index.php


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Virginia Wheelin' Sportsmen


Location

VA

Notes

In late 2000, Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF became an official outreach program of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Our mission is to provide all people with disabilities opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. NWTF chapters host Wheelin' Sportsmen events across North America that help participants gain a sense of independence by learning to stay active in the outdoors on their own in between Wheelin' Sportsmen events. Event participants can enjoy activities like hunting, fishing and shooting. In addition to local chapter events, Wheelin' Sportsmen hosts an assortment of other national events.

In 2002, under the guidance of our first volunteer State Coordinator George Homan, the Virginia Wheelin’ Sportsmen(VAWS) program was created. In our first year VAWS hosted two events, and with the help of our local NWTF Chapters and many dedicated volunteers, state agencies, and private landowners, our program has experienced tremendous growth. We are currently holding over 35 events annually for our disabled sportsmen here in Virginia. We work closely with the Va Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries to provide us with assistance, equipment and resources for our events. Our agency partners currently hosting events are:

Va. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation: Shenandoah River, Lake Anna, and Staunton River State Parks

Va. Dept. of Aging & Rehab. Services: Wilson Workforce and Rehab. Center

Va. Dept. of Forestry: Matthews State Forest, New Kent Forestry Center

VAWS continues to be the largest and most active Wheelin’ Sportsmen program in the country. With roughly 400 members and hosting over 35 events statewide annually, no other state even comes close. While we have worked hard and are proud of our accomplishments, we are not resting on our laurels. We are continually searching for new participants, ranging from youth and adults with physical disabilities, to our wounded veterans returning from service. Our events are open to anyone with a disability and we never charge you to participate. If you have a disability, or have a friend or family member with a disability, and would like to participate in our events, please contact me at the information below. Please help us spread the word of our exciting program. Keep up to date on our Upcoming Events below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook.

 

http://www.vanwtf.com/wheelin.aspx


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virginia

Woods, Wheels, and Water Outdoors


Location

MS

Notes

We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide quality hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational opportunities for children, youth and adults who suffer from a debilitating disease, illness, disadvantage or disability! If you know an individual who might be interested in our services, let us know. For Additional Information, Contact Woods, Wheels, and Water Outdoors via e-mail at [email protected]

http://www.mswwwo.com/


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mississippi

Wyoming Disabled Hunters, Inc.


Location

WY

Notes

Founded in 2008, Wyoming Disabled Hunters is a non-profit organization made up of Wyoming residents who have a personal connection to hunters with disabilities. Our goal is to provide an affordable hunt for hunters who are disabled. We offer deer, elk, antelope, and black bear hunts in several locations throughout northwestern Wyoming.

Visit our website to see pictures and learn more. Financial assistance is available for qualified hunters.

http://www.wyomingdisabledhunters.org/

HUNT VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QRRCwM8ehU


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Youth Outdoors Unlimited


Location

AZ

Notes

The mission of the Youth Outdoors Unlimited, Inc. is to preserve the heritage of hunting and fishing through its volunteer efforts with family, youth, and individual activities by providing opportunities that encourage the proud tradition of hunting, fishing, and their associated activities. We accomplish our mission through educational opportunities promoting ethical and responsible use of wildlife and our natural resources by teaching wilderness skills, resource management, and conservation.

If you have ever thought about hunting but aren’t sure about how to get started, then our events are for you. But you don’t have to hunt in order to come enjoy our events. There will be archery and air rifle shooting opportunities as well as experienced outdoors-persons to help any skill level become more prepared to enjoy Arizona’s great outdoors. There will be professional wildlife biologists, game wardens, and experienced outdoors-people attending this camp just to help those who are new to the outdoors learn how to enjoy the outdoors in a friendly, ethical, safe and controlled environment.

http://www.youthoutdoorsunlimited.com/


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