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Handicapped dove hunt offered

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Hunters with mobility impairments will get a special shot at dove hunting at Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area again this year.

The Conservation Department and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) are sponsoring a special event for disabled hunters Sept. 3 at the conservation area in Mississippi County.

Event organizer Larry Neal said only one hunter took advantage of the opportunity last year, and quickly bagged a limit of doves.

The event can accommodate up to 15 hunters.

Areas are reserved for hunters with mobility impairments, and NWTF volunteers serve as guides, helping hunters get to and from the field and retrieving downed birds.

Participants should arrive at Ten Mile Pond CA headquarters before 6 a.m. and must leave the fields by 1 p.m.

They need small-game and migratory-bird hunting permits and hunter education certification cards.

For reservations, call Larry Neal at 573-334-8881, or Tim Hendershott at 573-335-9350.

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