State to Offer Special Deer Hunts for Handicapped Hunters

JULY 27, 2004 - Posted at 8:17 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Hunters whose mobility is permanently impaired by paralysis or amputation can apply for special deer hunts at two locations.

The Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications now from disabled hunters.  Five permits will be issued for an October 26 and 27 hunt at Greers Ferry Lake.  Five will also be issued at the October 30 and 31 hunt at the Dardanelle Wildlife Management Area at Clarksville.

Hunting blinds and safe access routes to the sites will be provided at each location.

Hunters will be selected through random drawings.  Applicants must submit a completed application form, identification and a doctor's letter verifying their disability to the Corps by September 3 to enter the drawings.

Applications for the Greers Ferry hunt can be obtained from the Army Corps of Engineers Greers Ferry Project Office, P.O. Box 1088, Hwy. 25 N., Heber Springs, 72543.

Applications for the Dardanelle hunt can be obtained from the Corps at 6042 Lock and Dam Road, Ozark, AR, 72949.

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