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2011 Mark Twain Lake Managed Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities
Midwest Region, November 19, 2011
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White-tialed deer harvested by hunter with a disability during the first moments of day light during Hunt for Persons with Disabilities.  11 antler points, 155 & 2/8 Boone and Crockett score.
White-tialed deer harvested by hunter with a disability during the first moments of day light during Hunt for Persons with Disabilities. 11 antler points, 155 & 2/8 Boone and Crockett score. - Photo Credit: Columbia FWCO

Columbia FWCO’s Project Leader Tracy Hill and Fish Biologist Clayton Ridenour participated in the 23rd Annual Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities held on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (St. Louis District) property at Mark Twain Reservoir in northeast Missouri.

The hunt is an important land management tool used by Corps Park Rangers to reduce damage to forest lands by the abundant deer population at Mark Twain Lake. A total of 35 hunters harvested 35 whitetail deer on the 3,200 acre managed hunt area during the two day event. The hunt was supported by over 100 volunteers and donations from local businesses and organizations, including food plot seed, game trail cameras, all-terrain vehicles, trailers, blinds, and excellent home cooked food.

First time hunters were afforded this positive outdoors experience in a safe hunting environment, and all participants shared in the stories, pictures, and youthful anticipation that is deer camp. This unique outreach event gives Columbia FWCO the opportunity to communicate our conservation message to a demographic that is passionate about our Nation’s natural resources. It illustrates the Service’s Mission to work with others and our commitment to the continuing benefit of the American people.

This activity supports the “Partnerships and Accountability” priority of the Service's Fisheries Program Vision for the Future and facilitates a critical communication between the Service and the public we serve.


Contact Info: Clayton Ridenour, 573-445-5001 ext.23, clayton_ridenour@fws.gov



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