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Old 06-21-2018, 09:19 AM
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Hello All,
I am a disabled hunter with cerebral palsy and struggle with the physical aspects of a hunt. It is a struggle to walk a distance through brush and woods as well as carrying my gun and gear. However, I love being out in the woods for hours enjoying the peace of it all. Being that I have to be helped to a stationary hunt location, I do not have the ability to drive game and or track them. Thus far, in the few years that I have hunted, I have not netted any game. It is my hope to get an all terrain tracked wheelchair made by TracFab http://www.tracfab.com I have battled both insurance and our states (Pennsylvania) Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) to fund the purchase of such device. But, all of them have not interest in providing devices that are adequate for outdoor use. Adequate to them is three wheeled scooters barely sufficient for indoor use.

I have a GoFundMe page set up at:
https://www.gofundme.com/tracfab-for..._co_campmgmt_w


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Old 06-22-2018, 06:38 AM
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what part of the state are you from. im in western Pa. near Pgh. 30 miles east.

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Old 06-22-2018, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Slim View Post
what part of the state are you from. im in western Pa. near Pgh. 30 miles east.
i am am in the same area.

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Old 06-23-2018, 06:26 AM
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i belong to a sportsmens club. our next meeting is in July. ill ask if we can do any thing such as helping a handicapped hunter. ill get back to you in the middle of July.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Slim View Post
i belong to a sportsmens club. our next meeting is in July. ill ask if we can do any thing such as helping a handicapped hunter. ill get back to you in the middle of July.
Thank you.

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Old 07-13-2018, 06:37 AM
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wu3, the club is sponsoring a hunt for disabled vets this year so we wont able to help you. check with some clubs up your way and see if they would be interested in helping you. good luck.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:09 AM
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is bait hunting legal? You see a lot more deer from one spot. Maybe get lucky and find a good spot with apple trees, thugh they are usually out of apples by gun season. I there is farming in your area maybe some natural bait. Shooting sticks, tripod, or some kind of rest
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:37 PM
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I just asked about something like this today. Im also looking for a way to get outdoors. I was interested in an electric UTV called the Buddy bugy that had a lift but I hadn't even considered about once I got on the ground. I know the struggle with those small front tires and those outdoor chairs are freaken expensive. I hope youre able to go hunt soon.
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by wu3jwu3j View Post
Thank you.

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There is a permit available in PA for disabled hunters that allows you to use an ATV to hunt. Look in your hunting digest to find the information about the permit. The permit is good on select game lands.
Subchapter AA. DISABLED PERSON ACCESS PERMIT
Sec.

147.1021. Purpose and scope.
147.1022. Eligibility and application.
147.1023. Disabled person access permits.
147.1024. Violations.
Authority

The provisions of this Subchapter AA issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. 721(a) and 2901(b), unless otherwise noted.


Source

The provisions of this Subchapter AA adopted March 23, 2018, effective March 24, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 1677, unless otherwise noted.


Cross References

This subchapter cited in 58 Pa. Code 135.49 (relating to definitions); 58 Pa. Code 135.50 (relating to State game lands open to wheelchair access); 58 Pa. Code 135.51 (relating to designated routes open to mobility devices and motor vehicles); 58 Pa. Code 135.52 (relating to towing vehicle placard for persons using mobility devices); 58 Pa. Code 135.53 (relating to operation of mobility devices and motor vehicles on designated routes); and 58 Pa. Code 135.54 (relating to transport of passengers restricted).

147.1021. Purpose and scope.

This subchapter provides for disabled person access permits to be issued to eligible persons to authorize their holders to utilize mobility devices and motor vehicles to access designated routes on State game lands.

147.1022. Eligibility and application.

(a) A disabled person access permit will only be issued to a person who provides satisfactory evidence of a mobility disability, which includes any of the following:

(1) A disability parking placard issued by the Department of Transportation (Department). This proof can be either the placard or an identification card issued by the Department documenting the issuance of a disability parking placard.

(2) A disability vehicle registration plate issued by the Department. This proof will be the vehicle registration card bearing a registration number beginning in “PD.”

(3) A formal document issued by a state other than the Commonwealth, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and Northern Mariana Islands officially recognizing the existence of a mobility disability.

(4) A disabled person permit issued by the Commission under section 2923 of the act (relating to disabled person permits).

(5) A formal document issued by a medical doctor certifying that the applicant has a mobility disability.

(6) Other satisfactory evidence indicating that the applicant has a mobility disability.

(b) A state-issued proof of a mobility disability must be in the applicant’s name and unexpired. If the state-issued proof of a mobility disability evidences an expiration date or the mobility disability is temporary in nature, the Commission will apply a corresponding expiration date to a permit issued under this subchapter.

(c) An application for a disabled person access permit issued under this subchapter shall be made on a form provided by the Commission.

(d) An application must include the name, customer identification number and contact information of the permit applicant.

(e) There is not a fee for a disabled person access permit.

147.1023. Disabled person access permits.

A disabled person access permit issued under this subchapter authorizes the permittee to use mobility devices and motor vehicles to access designated routes on State game lands as is more specifically set forth in Chapter 135, Subchapter C (relating to State game lands).

Other disabled permits.

2923. Disabled person permits.

(a) Use of vehicle as a blind.--

(1) Unless further restricted by commission regulation, a lifetime permit to hunt from a stationary vehicle may be issued to a person with permanent disabilities who qualified for a hunting license pursuant to Chapter 27 (relating to hunting and furtaking licenses) or who possesses a junior resident license under section 2705(2) (relating to classes of licenses) and who meets any of the following requirements:

(i) Has a permanent or irreversible physical disability and is unable to ambulate and requires a wheelchair, walker, one leg brace or external prosthesis above the knee, two leg braces or external prostheses below the knees, two crutches or two canes for mobility.

(ii) Suffers significantly from lung disease to the extent that forced expiratory volume for one second when measured by spirometry is less than one liter or the arterial oxygen tension (po) is less than 60 millimeters of mercury on room air at rest. This subparagraph would also apply to someone who is oxygen dependent 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

(iii) Suffers significantly from cardiovascular disease to the extent that functional limitations are classified in severity as class 3 or 4 according to the current standards accepted by the American Heart Association and where ordinary physical activity results in fatigue, palpitation, dyspnea or anginal pain.

(iv) Has a disability or combination of disabilities creating a minimum impairment of function of or equivalent to no less than 90% loss of function in one leg or no more than 10% maximal functional use in one leg regardless of the functional level of the other leg.

(v) (Deleted by amendment).

(2) Unless further restricted by commission regulation, a permit to hunt from a stationary vehicle may be issued to a person who qualified for a hunting license pursuant to Chapter 27 and presents an affidavit and doctor's certificate stating the applicant has a temporary disability that restricts mobility or ambulation of any distance due to illness or injury and operative procedures and who either has a leg, hip or back or any part thereof casted by a licensed physician due to a fracture or has leg, hip or back surgery. This permit is only valid for the license year in which issued.

(3) Permittees shall carry the permit upon their person while hunting. Any person named on this permit may hunt while using an automobile or other vehicle as a blind. The permittee shall not use the vehicle to flush or locate game. The vehicle may be used only as a blind or platform from which to shoot. The firearm shall be unloaded at all times while the vehicle is in motion.

(4) Any person who possesses a junior resident license under section 2705(2) and otherwise qualifies for a disabled person permit must comply with section 2711(a)(8) (relating to unlawful acts concerning licenses). Any parent or person 18 years of age or older serving in loco parentis or as guardian or some other family member 18 years of age or older shall not use a vehicle as a blind unless that person meets the requirements of this section.

(a.1) Use of motorized wheelchair.--

(1) Unless further restricted by commission regulation, a lifetime permit to hunt from a motorized wheelchair outside of a vehicle may be issued to a person with permanent disabilities who qualified for a hunting license under Chapter 27 or who possesses a junior resident license under section 2705(2) and who has a permanent or irreversible physical disability and is unable to ambulate and requires a wheelchair, walker, one leg brace or external prosthesis above the knee, two leg braces or external prostheses below the knees, two crutches or two canes for mobility.

(2) Permittees shall carry the permit upon their person while hunting. Any person named on this permit may hunt while using a motorized wheelchair and may use the motorized wheelchair to flush or locate game. The firearm may be loaded while the motorized wheelchair is in motion.

(b) Regulated hunting grounds.--A permit may be issued to hunt on a regulated hunting ground to any person who presents a doctor's certificate showing that the person is physically unable to walk for an extended period of time, authorizing him to hunt for, pursue and kill from an automobile or other vehicle on regulated hunting grounds those species of game authorized for release on such areas, subject to rules and regulations prescribed by the commission. The permittee shall carry the permit while hunting on regulated hunting grounds.

(c) Bow and arrow or crossbow.--(Repealed).

(d) Penalty.--A violation of this section is a summary offense of the fifth degree.

(Aug. 5, 1991, P.L.217, No.24, eff. imd.; June 28, 1993, P.L.178, No.37, eff. imd.; May 22, 1996, P.L.310, No.48, eff. imd.; Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1274, No.166, eff. 60 days; Dec. 20, 2000, P.L.783, No.111, eff. imd.; Dec. 13, 2001, P.L.897, No.98, eff. imd.; June 17, 2003, P.L.12, No.5, eff. July 1, 2003; June 17, 2003, P.L.14, No.6, eff. imd.; July 2, 2014, P.L.847, No.92, eff. 60 days; Dec. 10, 2015, P.L.446, No.76, eff. 60 days)







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