|Fort McCoy reported another successful deer hunt for
disabled hunters with a total of eight deer taken Oct. 2-3.
Disabled hunters and their
assistants mark the end of a successful deer hunt.
(Photo by Mike Mancl)
David Beckmann, installation wildlife biologist, said 24 disabled
hunters (out of 32 applicants) purchased permits and participated in at
least one day of hunting.
“Our records indicate that we had 13 new applicants this year, many of
whom had never hunted on Fort McCoy,” Beckmann said. “From the input we
received it sounds like everyone had a great time and plans to apply
again next year.”
Area volunteers supported the hunt by aiding hunters that could not
provide an assistant.
Beckmann said it was a good example of the Army Community Covenant where
the surrounding communities and the installation team together to
support recreational opportunities.
The deer harvest included four bucks, one spike buck and three adult
does. Six different hunters shot a deer, with two of those hunters each
taking two deer apiece. The eight deer harvested continued a steady
upward trend since one deer was harvested in 2007.
The weather conditions for the hunt were excellent, he said.