SIU hosts turkey, deer hunts for those with disabilities - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

SIU hosts turkey, deer hunts for those with disabilities

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center is hosting two special hunting opportunities for people with disabilities during the month of November.

An archery turkey and deer hunt will be held Friday-Sunday, Nov. 13-15.

Co-sponsors are the National Wild Turkey Federation and Illinois Wheelin’ Sportsmen. SIU’s National Wild Turkey Federation Longspurs chapter members will assist with the event. 

There will also be an archery deer hunt for people with disabilities Nov. 27-29 at Touch of Nature.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Safari Club International Illinois Chapter are partnering with Touch of Nature. 

Both hunts are designed to give people with varying abilities and disabilities the opportunity to experience a safe, fun hunt and enjoy camaraderie with other hunters.

All participants have current hunting permits and licenses and follow federal and state guidelines. 

For more information, or to schedule a visit, contact Vicki Lang-Mendenall, Touch of Nature program coordinator, at 618/453-1122, ext. 231, or by email at

You can also find out more by calling the center at (618) 453-1121 or visiting

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