Spring turkey hunt assistance available for hunters with health challenges

Program offers assistive resources at Sharonville State Game Area.
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Statewide DNR News

April 27, 2016

Contact:  Tom Jones (Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors), 734-612-6677

Spring turkey hunt assistance available through Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors

MiOFO turkey hunterFor hunters with health challenges, getting out and into the field for spring turkey hunting may be difficult. Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors may be able to help.

Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors is a cooperative partnership that seeks to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for individuals with health challenges and to coordinate a support network that facilitates their recovery through connecting with nature.

Spring turkey hunts will be centered on and around the Sharonville State Game Area in Jackson and Washtenaw counties. This 4,500-acre game area is managed intensively for wild turkeys in addition to pheasants, deer and small game. 

Assistive resources that the Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors partners have secured for the spring turkey hunt period include hunting guides who can assist hunters throughout their hunt, tracked wheelchairs, pop-up blinds, permanent blinds, access to approximately 9 miles of mowed trails and potential transportation assistance. Assistive resources are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.    

Please call Tom Jones at 734-612-6677 for more information and to schedule a hunt. To learn more about Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors, visit www.miofo.org.

Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors is a cooperative partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eisenhower Center, Zero-Day, Camp Liberty, Passing Along the Heritage Foundation, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Safari Club International Foundation, Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the Disabled American Veterans and more.

The spring turkey hunting season began Monday, April 18. Those who haven’t gotten a license yet still have a chance to hunt one of the many seasons in both April and May. See the list of available licenses. A Hunt 234 license can be purchased over the counter at any time, from now through the end of the season, which offers 30 days of hunting turkeys in May.

Spring turkey hunting licenses are $15 and available anywhere DNR licenses are sold or online at E-License. To learn more about turkey hunting in Michigan, please visit www.michigan.gov/turkey.

/Editors' note: An accompanying photo is available below for download. A suggested caption follows.

MiOFO Turkey Hunter:Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors turkey hunter after a successful hunt./

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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