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Paralyzed veteran looking for help finding an accessible bow hunting spot

Thread in 'Archery' started by Forrest Ward, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Forrest Ward

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    Hey guys, I am looking for a place that is somewhat accessible to a manual wheelchair and truck/jeep. I am a paralyzed from the chest down but very independent and active. About 10 years ago I bought a brand new Ten Point titan HLX crossbow with the intention of picking up bow hunting, my buddy got a job transfer and moved before the season started, then Life happened and I never got around to it and now that my twins are a little older, I don't feel guilty about leaving them at home with mom. Essentially I know nothing about deer hunting to speak of, other than what I heard friends talk about when I was a kid. Back then hunting season interrupted football, and in Texas, football was kind of a big deal, not that it isn't in GA, but I'm sure you get what I mean. Bottom line is I am anxious to learn all I can about deer hunting and the technical aspect of what I need to know to be a great hunter. I recently exchanged a couple of messages with a great guy "Comanche" who posted his thoughts on the " shwacker broad head ". So I like the idea of a mechanical, but need to know weights, lengths, knocks, what to expect while hunting, as far as how far to expect the deer to run after being hit, if a heart shot is preferred to a lu g shot. Basically any details you can provide to help me learn more about this sport. So please feel free to throw advice out here either on this thread or a private message. I look forward to getting your advice and hearing any jokes. I have very tough skin and laugh at myself, no reason why you shouldn't be able too also.

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    Forrest
     
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    Have you checked with GA DNR or U.S. Fish & Wildlife? They both will likely have a ADA liaison dedicated to serving your abilities.
     
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    Check with Georgia Outdoor News - GON Forum, too. I doubt that I'm allowed to post the link.
     
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    Great idea Don, that never occurred to me. I will check in to it tomorrow. Thank you for your suggestion, when I get an answer I'll post it here in case anyone else wants to know.
     
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    Look up Kirk Thomas...he is head of an organization called Outdoors Without Limits. Based near Athens I believe.
     
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    Fred at Boots and Buckshot (Cartersville) was doing hunts like this. You might want to give'em a call. 770-334-8463
     
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    Thanks Lionheart, I left him a message. I appreciate the help.
     
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    Thanks Fred, I’ll call him in a few minutes, I appreciate the help.
     
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    Can anyone give me an idea on suggested bolts for deer hunting? The Ten Point website has 5 different options varying in length and weight. Thanks for your help guys.
     
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    hey Forrest,
    do you rifle hunt?

    and do you have enough room for the deer meat at home?

    if you had a pusher/helper; how limited is your acces to terrain, like ruts, logs, uneven/unlevel ground, and up & down hills?

    what if the chair tipped over and your on the ground?
     
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