NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vermont State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host a Wheelin’ Sportsmen event on May 18-19 for people with disabilities and disabled veterans. The event includes a fully guided turkey hunt.
“Helping hunters with disabilities get in woods to experience the thrill of turkey hunting is a passion project for us,” Kaylee Campagna said. “Last year we were able to accommodate a variety of disabilities and assist seven hunters through our event. Every team had a fantastic experience and we even harvested a few birds.”
Pre-registration is required by March 9, 2019. Participants are responsible for purchasing their hunting license.
Local and state NWTF chapters host thousands of similar events nationwide each year to introduce individuals with disabilities to the outdoors through the Wheelin’ Sportsmen Program. Each event also helps participants learn to stay active in the outdoors in between Wheelin’ Sportsmen events.
Many families enjoy hunting together and pass traditions on from one generation to another. Hunting also is important for the health of our nation’s wildlife and habitat because hunters help fund conservation. Wild turkeys and the management and hunting that go with them, contribute $2 billion to the American economy each spring.
For information about the Vermont NWTF Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt, contact Kaylee Campagna at 802-363-8071 or Vermontwheelinsportsmenhunt@
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to raise $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org