For Release: 04/09/2018

Unique opportunity awaits participants in 10th Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters

Hunters possessing state-issued disability hunting permits encouraged to apply

Wisconsin River Power Co. (WRPCO) is providing an exclusive opportunity for individuals with disabilities to experience a Wisconsin tradition, as it will host its 10th annual Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters Oct. 12-14 at the Petenwell Wildlife Area in Necedah. Applications are now open and will be accepted through June 1.

Each year, WRPCO's Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters marks the only time members of the public can access the approximately 750 acres inside the Petenwell Wildlife Area. Hunters must have a state-issued hunting permit for persons with disabilities in order to participate in the three-day event. Interested hunters are encouraged to apply early, as the hunt is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

In addition to organizing the event, WRPCO representatives also will volunteer throughout the weekend, assisting hunters with tasks such as deer tracking, dragging and field dressing. Volunteers will transport hunters to and from deer stands designed to be functional for all participants.

WRPCO will provide a safety presentation to all hunters prior to the start of the hunt. The company also will provide five meals, including a dinner for hunters and guests on Friday, Oct. 12. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, hunting equipment, license, some meals (including dinner on Saturday, Oct. 13) and transportation to the Petenwell Wildlife Area.

To take part in this year's event, hunters must fill out an application form that is available on the WRPCO website. Residents who are selected to take part in this year's Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters will be notified by June 30.

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