[ The Real McCoy Online Home

October 22, 2010

Outdoors

Disabled hunters harvest 8 deer at McCoy

Fort McCoy reported another successful deer hunt for disabled hunters with a total of eight deer taken Oct. 2-3.
PHOTO: Disabled hunters and their assistants mark the end of a successful deer hunt. Photo by Mike Mancl
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.

[ Top of Page ]

[ The Real McCoy Online Home ]