Utah Offers Perks to Disabled Persons
Attention: Utah Residents with Disabilities who might be interested in Outdoor Activities
Utah offers several hunting advantages for disabled persons. Approximately 10 years ago Bryan Hatch, a paraplegic who is confined to a wheelchair formed a small group of other fellow wheelchair bound sportsmen and together they lobbied with the DWR to set up most of these unique hunting opportunities. In 2010 the non-profit organization Chairbound Hunters was created. Recently this group has been renamed to Chairbound Sportsman and has received IRS nonprofit status. Chairbound Sportsman is a non-profit organization who is at the forefront of helping disabled persons participate in fishing and hunting activities at little or no cost to the participant.
The purpose of this article is to encourage anyone with disabilities who qualifies to take advantages of the outdoor fishing and hunting opportunities offered by the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR). If you already know about this great! Please pass it on to someone who might not be aware. Let’s continue to help make Utah outdoors experiences more affordable and accessible.
Of course, anyone who is confined to a wheelchair that might like help hunting needs to contact our organization. We will do our best with the help of volunteers and sponsors to “Make Hunting More Accessible and Enjoyable”. Call (801) 499-9770 for more details or to volunteer.
Chris Scott and his prize Turkey.