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Disabled hunters sign up for access

HUNTING– Qualificed applicants have until Sept. 30 to sign up in a drawing for special access to hunting areas through the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District’s Hunters with Disabilities Program.

Disabled hunters must sign up in person at either the Forest Service’s Silver Valley Office, (208) 783-2363, in Smelterville or Fernan Office, (208) 664-2318, in Coeur d’Alene. 

Applicants must present a Handicapped Person's Motor Vehicle Hunting Permit (orange card), a valid Idaho Disabled Hunting License and a big game tag when signing up.

The Forest Service is allowing motorized access for hunters with disabilities during the General Elk Season, Oct. 10-31 in two areas:

  • Clover-Haystack Mountain, Roads 6544, 6545 and 944.
  • Idaho Gulch, Road 1505.

The drawing will be held Oct. 1.

The Sandpoint Ranger District also has two areas open for disabled hunters. Applications for opening day hunts must be submitted by noon on Friday (Sept. 28). Info: (208) 263-5111.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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