Wisconsin’s disabled hunters can start signing up for a special deer season. Linda Olver with the DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management says Wisconsin laws provide a variety of hunting and fishing permits which are designed so that people with disabilities can enjoy our natural resources.She says the main reason for the hunt is to provide a nice hunting experience in weather that's not so cold and snowy.Olver explains there are varying degrees of disabled hunters, with the DNR providing three different types of permits, including for the blind.Olver notes, the hunters must have their doctors help with the applications, which are available at DNR service centers and online. The special hunts take place almost completely on private lands. The 20th annual hunt runs from October 3rd-11th. It can take up to two months for the state to review and act on a license request. September 1st is the deadline to sign up for the hunt.Olver stresses, they are always looking for new sponsors. If you've got hunting land you can make available to disabled hunters, get in touch with the DNR. Last year, about 100 groups and individual sponsors opened 62,000 acres to disabled hunters. Once a hunter gets a state permit, he must arrange a hunting spot with a landowner. A list of properties is available at the DNR’s Web site.
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