Guided May turkey hunt set for disabled hunters

The Vermont State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation plans its first guided turkey hunt May 19-20 for people with disabilities and disabled veterans.

“Getting outdoors to hunt, fish, or just enjoy nature, is freeing,” said federation spokeswoman Kaylee Campagna. “For some participants, this event will offer their first opportunity to reclaim an active lifestyle.”

Pre-registration is required by March 7. Participants are responsible for purchasing their hunting license and tag.

Following the hunt, a barbeque and awards ceremony will be held in June for the hunters, their families and volunteers to share stories and photos from the hunt.

Local and state turkey federation chapters host many similar events nationwide each year to introduce individuals with disabilities to the outdoors through the Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunting Heritage Program. The events also help participants learn to stay active outdoors year-round.

For more information and to register for the event, contact Kaylee Campagna at 802-363-8071 or email; also on Facebook at Vermont NWTF Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt.

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