Mobility/visually impaired hunt planned at wildlife refuge

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 8:32 am

Great River and Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuges will host a hunt in October for persons with permanent mobility and/or visual impairment(s). The hunt will take place October 19 and 20, 2013 at the Clarence Cannon NWR located in Pike County, Missouri approximately one mile east of Annada along State Highway 79 north of the St. Louis area.

Qualified mobility and visually impaired applicants throughout the United States are encouraged to apply for the hunt. Ten successful applicants will be selected by a random drawing and will be allowed to harvest three deer, either two antlerless and one antlered, or three antlerless. The four point restriction will not apply for this hunt.

Clarence Cannon NWR totals 3,751 acres of floodplain wetlands and forest managed for migratory birds. Resident deer, turkey, bobwhite quail, otters and other wildlife are abundant on the refuge.

For more information about the hunt and/or to receive an application, please check out our website at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/clarence_cannon/ or go to the Great River and Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuges Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GreatRiverNWR. If you wish to call or write for an application, please contact Cody Alger at 573-847-2333; send a letter to USFWS, P.O. Box 88, Annada, MO 63330; or send an email to Cody_Alger@fws.gov .

The National Wildlife Refuge System boasts over 553 refuges nationwide and protects approximately 150 million acres of important habitat for the benefit of fish, wildlife and future generations of Americans. Wildlife-dependent recreational uses offered on these lands range from hunting, fishing, wildlife photography, wildlife observation, interpretation and environmental education.

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