BACKAll year around, the great outdoors beckons. As thousands of outdoorspeople take to the wild to hunt, many people with disabilities who have the desire to take part may think those activities aren ’t open to them.
However, as groups like Buckmasters American Deer Foundation (BADF) Disabled Services have shown countless times, hunting is very accessible to people with disabilities. And they’re only one of the many organizations available to help a disabled sportsperson head outdoors.
All it takes is the desire, the support of some like-minded friends, and maybe some adaptive equipment. If you supply the desire, you’ll find the rest of the ingredients are readily available.
Just about everyone, including those with quadruple amputations, vision loss, and stroke survivors, is able to experience the thrill of being part of a hunt.
|Adaptive Hunting Equipment
Web site: http://www.beadaptive.com/Buckmasters American Deer Foundation
Web site: http://www.badf.org/Colorado Division of Wildlife
Mobility-Impaired Hunting and Fishing Access
Handicapped Hunting Resource Guide
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
|National Wild Turkey Federation
Publisher of Wheeling Sportsman Magazine
Web site: http://www.nwtf.org/Outdoor Buddies
Web site: http://www.outdoorbuddies.org/Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Website: http://www.wildlife.utah.go/disabled/hunting.htmlWheelin Sportsmen Magazine
Web site: http://www.wheelinsportsmen.org
Wyoming Department of Game and Fish
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Outdoor Buddies is an all volunteer nonprofit organization, relying on able bodied volunteers to help disabled individuals and disadvantaged youths enjoy the best of what Colorado’s natural resources have to offer.
Outdoor Buddies was founded by representatives of Craig Hospital and Colorado Parks and Wildlife who wanted to provide outdoor adventure experiences to mobility-disabled outdoor lovers. The founding president was Sid Sellers, a hunter safety instructor with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The organizational efforts were initiated primarily because of a need to find therapeutic recreational opportunities for patients who had suffered debilitating spinal cord injuries. Through the years, Outdoor Buddies has expanded its programs to include all mobility-disabled persons and a youth program.
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SPORTS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS
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12200 East Iliff Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80014