Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities

Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) to host 2024 Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities Oct. 11-13.

WRPCO is proud to host this annual deer hunt for hunters with disabilities. The hunt provides people with disabilities a quality hunting experience that demonstrates the social and environmental integrity of our corporation and employees.

Each year, WRPCO sponsors the three-day gun deer hunt in early October at the Petenwell Wildlife Area, located on the Wisconsin River between the Petenwell and Castle Rock hydroelectric project reservoirs near Necedah in central Wisconsin. The Petenwell Wildlife Area is approximately 750 acres set aside by WRPCO as a wildlife refuge. The majority of the area is permanently closed to other hunting activities.

Any hunter with a Wisconsin Class-A, B, C or D disability permit is welcome to apply. Complete application

WRPCO provides the following hunting services without charge:

  • Placement and preparation of deer stands in the Petenwell Wildlife Area.
  • Transportation for hunters between deer hunt base camp and deer stands.
  • Assigned hunting partners, if hunters don't bring their own companion.
  • Field dressing, dragging, tracking, etc. of harvested deer.
  • Convenient, nearby storage of deer until the hunt is over.
  • Friday evening banquet dinner.
  • Saturday and Sunday morning continental breakfasts before departing to the deer stands.
  • Full deer camp breakfasts following the Saturday and Sunday morning hunts.

Hunters are responsible for transportation to the hunting base camp located at the WRPCO office at the Petenwell Dam, lodging, remaining weekend meals, personal equipment, hunting license and deer processing. Hunters can use any firearm authorized for deer hunting in Wisconsin (e.g., rifle, shotgun, black powder, or handgun) for the deer hunt.