Wheelchair-bound Hunters Get Increased Opportunity

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Wheelchair-bound hunters in Tennessee have a chance to gun-harvest a deer at the Cordell Hull Wildlife Refuge in the statewide season hunting opportunities at the established wheelchair-bound hunting zone at the Cordell Hull Wildlife Management Area.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the deer gun/archery hunt for wheelchair-bound hunters at the Cordell Hull Refuge will be held on November 8-9. The refuge also featured a wheelchair-bound only archery hunt that was held September 27-28. The no hunter quota hunts have a bag limit of one deer, either sex. The refuge is open for wheelchair-bound hunters during the above hunts and closed to all other hunters on those hunt dates.

At the "Corps of Engineers Roaring River Campground" on the Cordell Hull WMA, the wheelchair-bound hunter zone is open the entire statewide season for deer, small game, trapping and waterfowl.

For these wheelchair-bound only hunts, each hunter must have the appropriate hunting licenses and a Type 094 WMA permit. All deer hunting ends December 19, 2003 at the Cordell Hull WMA.

TWRA staff will be on hand to assist wheelchair-bound hunters at both refuge hunts and at the WMA wheelchair-bound zone on the first weekend of the muzzleloader season on November 8-9. Assistance will continue at the WMA on the opening weekend of deer gun season on November 22-23. The bag limit on the deer gun hunt is either sex; however, after November 24, the wheelchair-bound zone on the WMA has a buck only bag limit. Deer season ends in the wheelchair bound zone on December 19.

For more information about these hunts contact: TWRA Region III office at 1-800-262-6704 or write to TWRA, Wheelchair Hunts, 464 Industrial Blvd., Crossville, TN 38555.