WU is looking to construct a handicap accessible trailer similar to that used by Wheelin’ Sportsmen of Delta County. (WU photo)
IRON COUNTY—Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County is looking for community support and donations to help offset the cost of constructing their own handicap accessible hunting trailer. In the recent past, Wildlife Unlimited borrowed a trailer from the Wheelin’ Sportsmen group of Delta County, who pioneered this project in their area. The Wildlife Unlimited hunting trailer committee hopes to raise matching funds to offset the expected $10,000 cost of constructing a locally custom modified trailer
WU project spokesman, Scott Westphal of Iron River, said “We already have four handicap individuals eagerly requesting to participate in using this trailer just based on word of mouth that it was to be constructed.”
Westphal anticipates many more individuals in need to this special opportunity to request using the trailer when it is completed. Westphal also said, provided they get the necessary funds, they can purchase the laser technology to accommodate some sight impaired hunters to participate again in a sport they once loved. The WU committee anticipates using this special access trailer with their very successful deer food plot program that they have used for the youth hunt opportunities for a number of years.
The design of the trailer will accommodate even quadriplegic hunters to hunt sometimes for the first time in many years. The completed trailer will be a self contained mobile blind with heaters and the apparatus to allow handicap hunters to fire a gun. The committee hopes to obtain the funds and have the trailer constructed by this year’s hunting season. The Wildlife Unlimited group has a group volunteers in place to guide the handicap hunters using the trailer once it is constructed.
If you or your group would like to donate or you have any questions contact Wildlife Unlimited representatives, Scott Westphal at 906-282-6261 or Floyd Dropps at 906- 875-3081.