Annual Turkey Hunt for Persons with Disabilities

March 18, 2020
Turkeys spotted west of Perry on Friday, March 6. Turkeys spotted west of Perry on Friday, March 6.

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Paris Lions Club has scheduled the Annual Turkey Hunt for disabled persons that will be held at Mark Twain Lake. The hunt will be held during the 2020 Missouri Spring Turkey season on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2020 in the Indian Creek Recreation Area. The hunt will be restricted to 20 permanently disabled (non-ambulatory, semi-ambulatory) individuals having a valid 2020 Missouri spring season turkey tag and a hunter safety certification card. Qualifying participants must have a physical impairment due to injury or disease, which confines them permanently to the use of wheelchairs, braces, walkers, crutches or canes.
All hunters must comply with the 2020 Missouri Department of Conservation hunting regulations. To ensure a safe hunting experience, certain procedures will be in effect throughout the two-day hunt. All hunters will be required to have hunter education. Hunter must stay in blind at all time while in the field.
Please call Rachelle Howald at the Mark Twain Lake Project office at 573-735-4097 to apply.
Applications must be received before April 1, 2020, to qualify for the hunt. A drawing to select participants will be held on April 6, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Mark Twain Lake Project Office.