Here are some links that I found to be pretty good sources of information. Please contact me with other links you would like to see included.
Adaptive Sportsmen Inc
Capable Partners, Inc
Disabled Sportsmen of America
Dream Catchers, USA
Fishing Has No Boundaries
Follow Me Outdoors
Hunters Helping Hunters USA
Hunters Helping Kids
Let's Go Fishing
North American Squirrel Association
North Country Independent Living
NRA Disabled Shooting Services
Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America
SCI Disabled Hunter Program
Serve Outdoors, Inc
Sportsmen Assisting the Nation's Disabled Sportsmen
The Way Outfitters
United Foundation For Disabled Archers
Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF
Provides an opportunity for physically challenged people to enjoy the Wisconsin outdoors. Hunting, fishing, boating, and recreational activities are some of the ways that they help disabled people enjoy the benefits of living in Wisconsin.
A very comprehensive site for disabled hunting information. Information and links on various forms of adaptive equipment, state laws/regulations, hunting opportunities, and local and national disabled groups.
The Vision and Mission of Capable Partners is to create a well known and respected Twin Cities based non-profit organization of sport persons whose mission is to volunteer their time and talents to provide hunting, fishing, and related opportunities for the physically challenged.
Courage Center is a Minnesota-based rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. At Courage Center, we specialize in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experienced since birth. Founded in 1928, Courage Center is a nonprofit organization offering advanced technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors.
Courage Center has locations in Golden Valley, Stillwater, Burnsville, Forest Lake and Duluth, as well as camps at Maple Lake and Lake George. Courage Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and is a United Way agency.
Through camaraderie and compassion, Disabled Sportsmen of America will assist the disabled and terminally ill with adaptive equipment and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
Dream Catchers, USA is a helping hand to allow special individuals to get out into the great outdoors, to live their dreams, and meet the challenges placed before them to live as full a life possible. These outdoor "dreams" will include fishing trips, hunting trips, shooting competitions, demonstrations, and other outdoor adventures.
Fishing Has No Boundaries, Inc.
Fishing Has No Boundaries®, Inc.(FHNB) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to open up the great outdoors for people with disabilities through the world of fishing.
Welcome to Follow Me Outdoors, created in 1996; it's a site put up to help those with disabilities looking to make life in the great outside accessible again. By the grace of God and with the right equipment, it can be.
FMO is currently building a new web site and I'll have the link here as soon as it's up and running.
Hunters Helping Hunters USA is an organization developed to assist families that have had an interruption in the family structure or support. Founded by fellow hunters and outdoorsmen from across the country, Hunters Helping Hunters USA will assist families, associated with hunting, with medical or funeral costs due to a family members death or medical situation. The assistance will help offset the familys financial burden caused by the cost of such an interruption. Through contributions, donations and other financial aids, Hunters Helping Hunters USAs goal is for the assistance provided to help alleviate some of the financial issues during these critical times, thus allowing the family to focus more on rebuilding the family structure and support system.
Hunters Helping Kids is dedicated to educating youth about conservation, wildlife management, outdoor sports and keeping the hunting heritage alive. Hunters Helping Kids has organized and run Kids Hunt of a Lifetime for 3 years. Please check them out at
LGF is committed to its mission of providing free fishing and boating excursions for individuals aged 55 and greater. They have also served and intend to continue to serve anyone that has a physical challenge that prevents them from getting out on the water, regardless of their age.
As we grow older, participating in fishing and boating activities may often become difficult. Health and physical limitations, financial constraints, and access are some of the most common reasons that older adults are no longer able to enjoy fishing and boating activities.
LGF is a network of members, volunteers and chapters with a passion for the outdoors and who come together as one team, to serve seniors and advance the mission of LGF. Our unique program serves to improve the quality of life for seniors and build stronger communities. With chapters located throughout Minnesota LGF is able to reach thousands of individuals each year.
The North American Squirrel Association was formed to assist the physically challenged and elderly enjoy hunting and fishing opportunities and recreational activities. Their mission is to support and aid in the events sponsored by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Resources. Examples of such events are the early disabled white tail deer hunts and duck hunts.
They also provide a pontoon boat and motor for the physically challenged. The boat is kept on Lake Onalaska near Schafer's Boat Livery on Brice Prairie. They are building two physically challenged fishing piers for the summer of 2005. Other events include providing disabled downhill ski equipment at Mt. La Crosse that can be used for free and providing free ski lessons for children with a disability. Upcoming fund raiser information is on their website.
North Country Independent Living of Wisconsin empowers people with disabilities. The mission is broad based, allowing North Country Independent Living to respond to a variety of needs. The philosophy promotes people with disabilities being active participants in daily living and being given the same opportunities and choices as others. This philosophy is promoted through consumer choice and control.
They provide an array of services . Of particular interest to sportsman with disabilities might be their adaptive loan closet. They have over 400 items that consumers can try for free for 2 weeks, to see if it works for them. They also help people find funding or loans to pay for equipment. They are not vendors but are committed to help people access technology. They have had items such as crossbows, electric reels, adaptive skiing equipment, etc.
NRA Disabled Shooting Services Department
To help the physically disabled portion of our population become aware of the opportunities awaiting them in the shooting sports, and to assist them in participating in these activities.
Launched in 1984, Outdoor Buddies is a nonprofit organization, relying on volunteer hunters and anglers who help mobility disabled individuals and disadvantaged youths enjoy the best of what Colorado's natural resources have to offer.
Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded to assist physically disabled persons with actively participating in bowhunting and archery sports. A major emphasis is placed on reaching people with disabilities who have never been exposed to the greatest recreational therapy in the world - bowhunting and archery.
A program designed to foster and promote opportunities for disabled hunters to experience the hunting tradition and heritage, and to recognize the individual’s perseverance in hunting activities.
Serve Outdoors, Inc is a nonprofit organization directed by Al Smith to work with communities, business, and organizations for the purpose of organizing outdoor events. These events will provide opportunities to those in the community to enjoy outdoor recreation.
Sportsmen Assisting the Nation's Disabled Sportsmen: SANDS is a grassroots program made available through the Nebraska Game and Parks web site. The SANDS program was created to help men and women with disabilities by providing a means for them to meet able-bodied outdoors men and women who volunteer their time and abilities by lend a helping hand.
Its a great resource for current target shooters, archers, hunters and anglers. Here you can learn how to share your favorite activity with friends or family members who have never had an opportunity to try traditional outdoor sports.
The Mission of The Way Outfitters is to provide wholesome outdoor adventure experiences of hunting, fishing and other activities for disabled, disadvantaged and terminally ill children and youth, and disabled and terminally ill American Veterans.
Turning P.O.I.N.T. sponsors many opportunities for physically challenged people of Texas to camp, fish, sail, scuba dive, hunt, water ski, or just take pictures from a pontoon boat while cruising through the scenic swamps of East Texas. But most of all, Turning P.O.I.N.T. sponsors an idea: that it's okay to get together with other physically challenged folks without feeling embarrassed or that your settling for less.
If you are a physically challenged archer looking for a unique bowhunting adventure, the United Foundation For Disabled Archers (UFFDA) has the opportunity you have been searching for. Each year UFFDA sponsors bowhunts at various locations across America.
Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF is dedicated to providing people with disabilities, including disabled hunters, disabled anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts, the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities. Its magazine, Wheelin' Sportsmen, and its Web site, www.wheelinsportsmen.org, are dedicated to the education and entertainment of these enthusiasts and their able-bodied outdoor partners.