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Old 04-08-2002, 03:32 PM
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Old 04-08-2002, 08:21 PM
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Most states have special laws for disabled hunters ,in ways like free hunting lic or special hunts ,there posted in the hunting books that each state puts out every year.
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If you check,New Mexico's special seasons for &quot;Mobility Impaired&quot; hunters,prices are the same...<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Should handicap hunters who pay the same fees as non-handicap hunters be provided special hunting opportunities to give them a chance to harvest a trophy? At the present time there are very few states that have fish and game programs to help handicap hunters. New Mexico is the only state that I am aware of that has a special early big game season for certified disabled hunters.
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Missouri provides many hunting opportunities for the disabled. My favorite is the managed deer hunts for the disabled, where we are allowed 2-3 deer (depends on the area) - that won't be counted towards our regular season limit. The goal of the program is to thin the herd, so it's a win/win situation. These hunts are held in some prime hunting areas, usually a week before the official opening date - which provides ample opportunity to harvest a trophy. Personally, I try to at least take a doe, so the program will meet it's goal.

The program provides volunteer guides & trackers, accessible ground blinds & more. They even serve breakfast & lunch! It doesn't get much better than that.... This program is responsible for introducing me to hunting in the first place!

I live near Truman Lake & Reservoir, where the Missouri Dept. of Conservation & Army Corp of Engineers are constantly improving access to quality fishing - re: accessible fishing piers & docks.
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Chair , maybe more states will look at how mo. is doing it and follow ,,, i hope so.
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Chairman, just wanted to say hi to another fellow disabled Mo. hunter.
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hoghunter51 - In the last 2 issues of Field & Stream, there's an article about state conservation programs being in serious financial trouble. Missouri's Dept. of Conservation is promoted as one of the most effective (& solvent) programs in the country. Missouri is a role model, for sure. I'm proud of our Dept. of Conservation! I don't mind paying the 1/8th cent tax. I don't mind taking advantage of all their programs, either!

Hey, Spirithawk! How ya' doin'?! It's good to see you here.

I've been thinking of starting a disabled sportsman club for disabled Missourians. I've met a lot of disabled folks from Missouri - here & on other boards. I've actually met & hunted with a couple guys, so far. Sure is nice to put a face with the names... What do you think?
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Old 04-13-2002, 03:58 PM
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I wonder what there doing with the money , chair the other states i mean. Sounds like mo. is a good state to fashon other programs.

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If my memory serves me correctly (BIG question - LOL), a lot of states rely on the &quot;sportsman&quot; taxes to support conservation programs. When some of these states raised their non-resident fees, there was a sharp decline in non-resident hunters. Not only did it affect the taxes collected for conservation programs, it affected a lot of businesses counting on non-resident revenues. Plus, I personally believe some of these sportsman taxes also get mis-appropriated on a regular basis.

In Missouri, we have a 1/8th% sales tax in addition to the sportsman tax. The Missouri 1/8th% sales tax is voted on to be renewed every 10 years. Currently, legislation has been introduced to change that to every 4 years. It sounds to me like some Missourians are about to challenge the taxes collected for conservation. You know how it goes - first challenge the tax, then try to appropriate the tax for &quot;other&quot; programs.

That sounds about right - it works, so try and see if they can &quot;fix&quot; it (screw it up)... Just when I was &quot;bragging&quot; about how successful Missouri's conservation programs are....



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