Hunting and Fishing

Early morning shoot. ©Endeavour Safaris
Early morning shoot.
©Endeavour Safaris

As I come across useful references to hunting and fishing, I will put them in, but they are not activities I am concentrating on for this website.

  • Disabled Hunts & Events as listed by Buckmasters.

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife information on Colorado’s free fishing license for permanently disabled people.  This same link gives information about the free hunting license for disabled veterans and wildlife accommodation permits.

  • Suggestions for handicap access to fishing docks in the Denver Metro area from Colorado Fisherman.com.

  • Here is a list of links to Maine businesses that claim to be handicapped accessible and which offer a wide variety of outdoor activities ranging from camping, guided fishing and hunting, skiing, boat tours and more.

    See the Alaska page for Whaler’s Cove

  • Craig Hospital hosts many outdoor adventures.  Call 303-789-8225 to learn about fishing at Rocky Mt. Arsenal Sept. 19, 2013.

  • The city of Pana IL is looking for a set of plans for a small ADA two station fixed fishing dock for their small park lagoon. 10 X 10 or 12 X10 approximate size.  Please contact them at panail@consolidated.net if you can help

  • Fishing Has No Boundaries   From their website: “(FHNB) is a non-profit 501-C3 organization whose goal is to open up the great outdoors for people with disabilities through the world of fishing. FHNB has grown into a National Organization with 27 chapters in 13 states, enabling thousands of individuals with disabilities to participate fully in this spirit lifting, morale booster, trouble free recreational activity. 

  • For the not so contemplative outdoor people: Big Bear Countree “Outdoor Excursions for the Disabled and Abled”.

  • Accessible Hunting in Maryland State Lands.   Accessible fishing piers in Maryland State Parks.

  • Here is a website to help disabled hunters in Wildlife Management Areas in Minnesota.  An example of one is the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area which has 18 wheelchair accessible blinds available for use during the Turkey season or as part of a special Deer hunt conducted by Capable Partners.

  • Milwaukee County Parks Fishing   Thanks to Marie Kerznar of Milwaukee Parks for pointing out that they have five accessible fishing sites.

  • Searchable form for Montana Fish,  Wildlife and Parks ADA fishing sites.  You can enter the ease of accessibility you are looking for.

  • While waiting for a bus at the Juneau airport, I met a very happy fisherman, who with his wife, had just completed his 12th yearly trip to Whaler’s Cove Lodge and had caught over 400 pounds of salmon and halibut in six days.  He uses a wheelchair and said that every year The Cove seems even more accessible.   The Manager is Mark Powers and his email is mark.powers1968@gmail.com.  They also offer photo and wildlife tours, but I have no idea if any of these are accessible.  You could try calling their reservation line, 1-800-423-3123 for more information.