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Sign up for disabled hunting access on CdA District

HUNTING -- Disabled hunters can sign up through Sept. 30 for a lottery to access roads otherwise closed to the public on the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District.

Applicants must come to the Smelterville or Fernan offices in person with a Handicapped Person's Motor Vehicle Hunting Permit (orange card), Idaho Disabled Hunting License and an Idaho deer or elk tag to be elligible for the drawing.

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

  • Clover-Haystack Mt. Area (Roads 6544, 6545 and 944),
  • Idaho Gulch Area (Road 1505).

A random drawing will be held at the District's Silver Valley Office on Oct. 1, after which all applicants chosen will be notified with the dates for which they were selected.

Selected hunters will be allowed two consecutive days to hunt within one of the two disabled hunting areas.

Those not chosen will be placed on a waiting list, and thus given a chance to hunt if there are cancellations.

Both District Offices are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Silver Valley office, (208) 783-2363.
  • Fernan office, (208) 664-2318. 

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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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