Wappapello Lake announces date for Mobility Impaired Hunt | Events
BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the National Wild Turkey Federation, are sponsoring a Mobility Impaired Modern Gun Deer Hunt to be held on October 20 and 21.
Applications are being accepted through August 31, and the drawing will be held on September 4.
Applicants must be at least 11 years of age and have a permanent physical condition that severely impairs their mobility, such as paralysis or amputation of lower extremities, that requires a wheelchair, braces, crutches, or similar aids of mobility. First-time applicants must also provide a letter from a physician to verify the applicant’s physical condition that severely impairs their mobility without proper assistance. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Hunters will be selected by random drawing for the two-day hunt to be conducted at various locations. Successful applicants will be notified by mail. A list of five alternates will also be drawn in the event that some hunters will not be able to attend.
Applicants must have a valid Missouri Managed Firearms Deer Hunting Permit for the Wappapello Lake Mobility Impaired Hunt. Hunters will be permitted to have an assistant in the blind during the hunt. Guides or assistants will not be permitted to possess guns or other killing devices. Hunters and their assistants are restricted to the blind area only and may not hunt outside these parameters. Hunter education certification is applicable. The hunter and their guide or assistant must wear a solid blaze orange hat and vest at all times while hunting in the blind and during ingress and egress of the hunting area.
For further information regarding this hunt or to obtain an application, please stop by the Wappapello Lake Project Office or contact Natural Resources Specialist Jeremy Jackson at the Wappapello Lake Project Office at (573) 222-8562 or by email at Jeremy.W.Jackson@usace.army.mil.
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