Opportunities for the disabled to hunt and fish have grown widely in the last few years. Below you will find links to all of the Fish and wildlife services in the country. Some have dedicated areas for sports persons with disabilities.  Those that do have that link as well. If the state you are looking into does a lot, thank the local lawmakers. If they don't, tell them to get on the ball!

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·Alabama

Alabama's Hunting & Fishing Trail for People with Physical Disabilities: The trail is a network of public and private recreational sites throughout the state providing accessible fishing, shooting, and hunting opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities. The trail has been developed by the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in cooperation with a broad range of sponsors. Hunting sites on the trail are provided by various public and/or private entities and managed by the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Due to safety and liability considerations, certain requirements apply for those participating in hunting on the sites designated for that activity. More information can be found at http://outdooralabama.com/hunting/land/physically-disabled/

Official website: http://www.outdooralabama.com/

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· Alaska

Official website: http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/

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· Arizona

Official website: http://www.gf.state.az.us/

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· Arkansas

Official website: http://www.agfc.com/

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· California

Official website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/

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· Colorado

All disability related information is covered on
http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/DisabledAccessibility/Pages/DisabilityInformation.aspx

Official website: http://wildlife.state.co.us/

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· Connecticut

Official website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/site/

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· Delaware

Division program for disabled hunters: A variety of hunting opportunities and facilities exist for disabled hunters in Delaware. State wildlife areas offer specialized blinds/stands and accessible hunting locations to meet the needs of individuals with varying degrees of physical disabilities. In addition to hunting facilities, the Division also offers specialized permits, i.e. crossbow and hunting from a vehicle to assist hunters with more serious physical limitations to enjoy the outdoors. To participate in these opportunities, disabled hunters must first complete an application. The information provided will help Division staff verify a hunter’s disability and correctly identify the best service to meet the needs of the individual. Further information and applications can be found at
http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Documents/1fdf89a5a2a9468ca3015e39a7c5969aFWDivisionprogramsfordisabledhunters.pdf

Official website: http://www.fw.delaware.gov/

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· Florida

Florida has a lot of information and accommodations for the disabled hunter or angler. To view a complete list, visit http://myfwc.com/ada/

Official website: http://myfwc.com/

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· Georgia
Official website: http://www.georgiawildlife.com/

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· Hawaii

Official websites: (Hunting) http://www.dofaw.net/
( Fishing) http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dar

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· Idaho

Official website: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/

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· Illinois

Many hunting and opportunities exist in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing greater access and more programs for persons with disabilities. We want to make it easier for disabled individuals to hunt, fish and pursue other outdoor activities. More information is available at http://dnr.state.il.us/doo/

Official website: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/

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· Indiana

Official website: http://www.wildlife.IN.gov

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· Iowa

Official website: http://www.iowadnr.com/index.html

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· Kansas

Official website: http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/

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· Kentucky

Official website: http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/

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· Louisiana

Official website: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/

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· Maine

Official website: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/

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· Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working to ensure that the state's magnificent natural resources are accessible to all citizens and visitors. From conception and design to construction and implementation, time and attention have been spent on camping areas, cabins, fishing and boating docks, visitor centers, trails and other outdoor recreation amenities to make it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy Maryland's great outdoors. The DNR is constantly working to expand accessibility to include people with disabilities. Staff is being trained to be aware of the varying needs of a diverse public. Recognizing the non-uniformity of disabilities, DNR staff members are prepared to assist when and wherever possible. For more details, visit http://www.dnr.state.md.us/accessforall/.

Official website: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/

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· Massachusetts

Official website: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/

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· Michigan

Complete information on Accessible Recreation in Michigan can be found at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10366_41825---,00.html

Official website: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/

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· Minnesota

Open the Outdoors:
Minnesota is known for its tremendous outdoor recreational opportunities. Since 1972, the DNR has been updating its facilities and programs to meet state and federal accessibility standards, opening the outdoors to people with disabilities. Browse this page to find information on access to state parks, state forest campgrounds, state trails, public fishing piers, and wildlife management areas. Learn about opportunities for hunting, fishing and exploring and enjoying nature. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/open_outdoors/index.html

Official website: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html

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· Mississippi

Official website: http://www.mdwfp.com/

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· Missouri
A new publication by the MO. Dept. of Conservation aims to consolidate information about outdoor facilities suitable for disabled. Whether you need certain facilities for yourself, or wish to introduce a disabled person to the outdoors, the booklet is a valuable resource. This publication can be viewed at http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places-go/accessible-outdoors

Official website: http://www.mdc.mo.gov/

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· Montana

Many hunting opportunities exist in the State of Montana for hunters with disabilities. For more information, visit http://fwp.mt.gov/recreation/ctb/opportunities.html

Official website: http://fwp.mt.gov/

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· Nebraska

Official website: http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/

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· Nevada

Official website: http://www.ndow.org/

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· New Hampshire

Official website: http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/

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· New Jersey

Information on disabled hunting can be found at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/disflyr.pdf

Official website: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/

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· New Mexico

Official website: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/

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· New York

Official website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/62.html

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· North Carolina

The North Carolina General Assembly and Wildlife Resources Commission have worked cooperatively to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in hunting, fishing and other related outdoor activities. In keeping with the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), great strides have been made towards providing reasonable access and opportunities for hunters and anglers. Currently, North Carolina has one of the more progressive programs in the United States for sportsmen with disabilities. This effort is directed towards assisting access to favorable game and fish areas, allowing the use of equipment designed to overcome specific disabilities, and to encourage persons with disabilities to take advantage of the state's hunting and fishing opportunities.
http://www.ncwildlife.org/Enjoying/OutdoorActivities/DisabledOpportunities.aspx

Official website: http://www.ncwildlife.org/

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· North Dakota

Official website: http://gf.nd.gov/

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· Ohio

Official website: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/

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· Oklahoma

Official website: http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/index.htm

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· Oregon

Official website: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/

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· Pennsylvania

Official website:  http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/index.aspx

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· Rhode Island

Official website: http://www.dem.ri.gov/

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· South Carolina

Official website: http://www.dnr.state.sc.us/

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· South Dakota

South Dakota offers options for people with disabilities to enhance their hunting experience. For more information, visit  http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/accessibility/

Official website: http://gfp.sd.gov/

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· Tennessee

Official website: http://www.state.tn.us/twra/

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· Texas

Official website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/

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· Utah

Official website: http://www.wildlife.utah.gov/

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· Vermont

Official website: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/

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· Virginia

Official website: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/

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· Washington

Open the Outdoors
: The Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages all persons to experience recreation in Washington's wonderful outdoors. The Department has an ADA (Americans with Disability Act) Committee comprised of representation from all the Department's programs and regions. This ADA Committee proactive and dedicated to providing persons with disabilities access to hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities. The complete information can be found at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/

Official website: http://wdfw.wa.gov/

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· West Virginia

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) strives to provide reasonable access to our programs and facilities to the physically challenged in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DNR develops and maintains fishing access sites and hunting areas for the physically challenged. The Law Enforcement Section now offers Hunter Education classes designed for hunters with special needs. For more information, visit http://www.wvdnr.gov/DisabilityServices/Disability.shtm

Official website: http://www.wvdnr.gov/

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· Wisconsin

Open the Outdoors:
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing greater access and more programs for persons with disabilities. We want to make it easier for disabled individuals to hunt, fish and pursue other outdoor activities. For a complete listing of information, see
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/openoutdoors/

Wisconsin law provides for a variety of hunting, fishing and recreational use permits designed to help people with disabilities enjoy the state's natural resources. The following information is important if you have a permanent or temporary physical disability or if you are legally blind. DNR issues a variety of permits that allow you to:

  • Hunt from a Stationary Vehicle
  • Hunt with a Crossbow
  • Receive a Discount on your Resident Annual Fishing License
  • Fishing while Trolling with an Electric Motor
  • Sponsor or participate in Gun Deer Hunts for People with Disabilities

Permits can be found at http://dnr.wi.gov/permits/disabled.html

Find out how you can sponsor and/or participate in a gun deer hunt for people with disabilities. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/disdeer.html

Spring turkey hunting: Upon successful completion of the application requirements, this opportunity allows a class A or C permit holder to turkey hunt on private land. The disabled hunter is required to find and work with a landowner who agrees to the hunt conditions. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/disturkey.html

Official website: http://dnr.wi.gov/

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· Wyoming

Official website: http://gf.state.wy.us/

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