AEP Ohio provides opportunity for disabled sportsmen

American Electric Power and national hunting organizations provide
opportunity for disabled sportsmen Special hunting events hosted in
Muskingum and Morgan counties

MCCONNELSVILLE, OH -Outdoor enthusiasts with special disabilities will
have the opportunity to hunt deer, participate in various field
activities, and create lasting memories and friendships this fall during
special deer hunting events for disabled sportsmen according to the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

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Events are scheduled for October 26-28 in Muskingum County, and November
9-10 in Morgan County. The fourth annual Muskingum County Buckmasters
mobility impaired special deer hunt will be held October 26-28 the event
activities at the Roseville Community Center while the participants will
be hunting on the
Avondale Wildlife Area near Roseville. This event is sponsored by the
local Buckmasters of Southeastern Ohio chapter, American Electric Power
and the Division of Wildlife.
For registration information, contact Kent Papageorge at (740)

The Sixth annual AEP Ohio Wheelin' Sportsmen Ultimate Team-Up special
deer hunt will be conducted November 9-10 with the event activities at
the Clarence E. Miller Armory while the participants will be hunting on
land known as the AEP ReCreation Land near McConnelsville.

The "Ultimate Team-Up" is a program developed by the National Wild
Turkey Federation (NWTF). Participants do not have to be confined to
wheelchairs and the event is open to applicants with any type of
physically challenging disability. An experienced guide will offer
whatever assistance may be needed in the field. Sponsored by American
Electric Power, NWTF Wheelin' Sportsmen, NWTF Wolf Creek Chapter, and
the Division of Wildlife, this award-winning event will host
approximately 35 to 40 hunters with special disabilities.

To be considered for participation in the event, interested hunters must
submit their names and subsequent information no later than September 8.
For registration information, contact Dave Dingey at (740) 962-1205 or
Brian Cox at (740) 962-1215.

Hunters in both events must meet necessary Ohio licensing requirements,
but do not need to be experienced in deer hunting. Each hunter will be
partnered with an experienced and capable hunting guide, which will make
their hunting trip memorable, educational, and, hopefully, successful.

Both of these special hunting events are designed to promote education,
good health, character, sportsmanship, recreation, self-esteem, and
disability awareness. Those interested in becoming a sponsor for these
events can contact Dave Dingey at (740) 962-1205.

For Further Information Contact

Muskingum County Event - Kent Papageorge, Buckmasters
(740) 697-3337

Morgan County Event - Dave Dingey, American Electric Power
(740) 962-1205

Brian Cox, American Electric Power
(740) 962-1215

ODNR Division of Wildlife - District Four Office
(740) 589-9930

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