Vermont State NWTF Chapter Plans Wheelin’ Sportsmen Spring Turkey Hunt

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The Vermont State chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is hosting its Wheelin’ Sportsmen event on May 16-17 for people with mobility impairments.

“As hunters, we want to share our experiences and passion for the outdoors,” said Brett Ladeau, Save the Hunt Coordinator for Vermont. “The Wheelin’ Sportsmen program provides a great platform to introduce people with mobility impairments to turkey hunting and help them enjoy a spring hunt under safe conditions with an experienced mentor.”

Pre-registration is required by March 31, 2020. The event will include a fully guided hunt. Participants will be responsible for obtaining their hunting license and turkey permit.

Local and state NWTF chapters host numerous similar events nationwide each year to introduce individuals with mobility impairments 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 fund conservation.

To request an application, contact Brett Ladeau at (802) 291-1822 or longbeardfreak@gmail.com.

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. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or 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.