Missouri NWTF Chapters Host Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF Dove Hunts
Three Missouri Chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation are holding dove hunts for disabled men and women this fall through the NWTF's Wheelin' Sportsmen program.
Wheelin' Sportsmen is an NWTF outreach program that provides all people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors through local chapter events nationwide, such as hunting, fishing and shooting activities.
The River Hills Thunderin' Longbeards, a brand new chapter in Ste. Genevieve, is hosting a Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF hunt on Sept. 7, 2003. Hunting will be on private property and should be excellent. Interested hunters should contact Rob Sulkowski, local Missouri Department of Conservation agent at 573-883-9982 for more details.
Further south, the Bootheel Boss Gobblers along with another new chapter, the Bollinger County Double Beards, will hold their third annual Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF hunt.
Partnering with the Missouri Department of Conservation, this promises to be another outstanding event. This hunt will also be Sept. 7th, but will take place in Mississippi County near East Prairie at the Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area located in the bootheel region. The hunters will have the Conservation Area all to themselves this year for the half-day hunt.
Participants should arrive by 5:30 a.m. the morning of the hunt and the hunt will conclude by noon as per area regulations. Hunting should be fast and furious as sunflower fields will be hunted and are a preferred food source of these air acrobats.
The hunters will have NWTF volunteers assigned to them to serve as guides and bird retrievers for the hunt. Refreshments will be provided, as will steel shot, which is required on Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area this year.
Hunters are required to possess a hunting permit as well as a migratory bird card. For more information and to pre-register contact Tim Hendershott at 573-335-9350 or L.L. Neal at 573-334-8881.