Utah Of­fers Perks to Dis­abled Per­sons

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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.

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