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Elk and Antelope Hunting for people with Disabilities 

 

 

 

New Mexico has a great program that allocates special seasons on antelope and elk (by rifle) for people with disabilities.  These hunts can be guided or unguided and tags are issued to non-residents by a lottery drawing.  The chance of getting an antelope tag as a non-resident is close to 100%, elk tags in certain areas range from near 100% to about 50% depending upon the unit you apply for.  If you have a disability and think you ever want to hunt elk or antelope during these seasons, or want to hunt any other species in NM from a vehicle during their regular seasons, you MUST have a NM Mobility Impaired Certification Card.  This card is FREE, and lasts for the lifetime of the person it is issued to.  It takes several weeks to get and involves a form that must be filled out by your doctor.  When I got my form filled out I just left it at the doctor’s office and went back by and picked it up, with no charge involved.  To get a form mailed to you just call the NM Department of Game and Fish at 505-476-8000 or 505-476-8016.  If you ever think there is a remote possibility that you want to hunt in this state I would highly recommend that you go ahead and get your card today!  In the past we have already had situations where free or very low cost hunts were offered just before the tag application deadlines, not giving folks enough time to apply for a Mobility Impaired Certification Card if they didn’t already have one.  Here are two great hunting opportunities:

 ANTELOPE HUNT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

  All American Outfitters is again offering hunters from our program an antelope hunt at a special price.  The hunt will take place in the Gila National Forest during the special Mobility Impaired Season for 3 days during the first part of August, 2002.  Only disabled hunters are allowed to rifle hunt antelope in the special areas during this season.  There will be a limited number of slots available at the “BADF” price of $1,500 per hunter. If hunters have to bring along an attendant they can do so for an additional fee to cover lodging and food for that person.  Lodging, food, and a guided hunt are provided.  All American Outfitters will quarter and retrieve game too. Your tags and licenses will cost you an additional $200.   We have sent 24 hunters to All American on this antelope hunt over the years, with hunters having a 100% success ratio.  Several of the antelope taken among these hunters have come close making the Boone and Crocket Record Books.  The others were very respectable bucks.  To apply for an antelope tag during the Mobility Impaired Season you must already have your Mobility Impaired Certification Card as explained above.  The deadline for applying for the tags is mid April, and remember it takes several weeks to get your Mobility Impaired Certification Card as well.  For more information contact All American Outfitters at 505-533-6200.  I have attached some photos of bucks we took on this hunt last year.

  ELK HUNT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

  All American Outfitters is also offering a special price for people referred by our program on an elk hunt offered during the Mobility Impaired Elk Season, which involves 4 days of hunting the first part of October.  You must tell All American you are with BADF to get the special price of $2,500.  This cost includes the hunt, lodging and food.  Tags and licenses are about $750.  Attendants can come along for an additional cost to cover their lodging and food.  All American has a 100% success rate on bulls for disabled hunters during the special Mobility Impaired elk season.  There is about a 50% chance in drawing a tag.  If you do not draw a tag, most of your money is refunded by NM Game and Fish.  To apply for an elk tag during the Mobility Impaired Season you must already have your Mobility Impaired Certification Card as explained above.  The deadline for applying for the tag is in April.  For more information contact All American Outfitters at 505-533-6200. 

 

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David Sullivan

Buckmasters American Deer Foundation

Disabled Services

http://www.badf.org/DisabledHunters.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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