On this page is information regarding disabled hunting opportunities across the state.
Disabled hunting blinds are available at several game lands throughout the state on a first-come first-served basis or through permit hunt opportunities. The blinds are enclosed wooden structures with shooting windows and shooting shelves (rails) on three sides, designed specifically for wheelchair use. The fourth side of the blind has an ADA compliant door and ramp for easy entry and exit. More information and details on disabled hunting blinds can be found here.
The Disabled Sportsman Hunt Certification (PDF) is a medical certification used to establish eligibility for participation in disabled permit hunt opportunities. This certification is only necessary when the applicant does not possess a lifetime disabled veteran or totally disabled license. This certification is not a license; therefore, a valid hunting license, in addition to the certification, is required when participating in a disabled hunt opportunity. There is no fee for this certification. Apply for the certification. (PDF)
This certification shall remain valid as long as the qualifying disability persists.
The NCWRC has a three-tier permit hunting system for hunters with disabilities designed to offer a variety of opportunities with different levels of support.
Tier I hunts are those on game lands where areas and access have been designated for hunters with disabilities. These hunts are not a part of the Permit Hunting Opportunities Program and do not require a special hunt permit, but may require a Disabled Access Permit
Tier II hunts are those on game lands and refuges that are included in the Permit Hunting Opportunities Program and allow managed participation for hunters with disabilities and their companion in order to provide unique hunting opportunities. A permit is required for these hunts. Some may have designated blinds.
Tier III hunts are NCWRC-facilitated and assisted hunts located on a game land within each region. These hunts offer managed participation for hunters with disabilities and their companion in areas where blinds are provided and offer a unique hunting opportunity. A permit and orientation are required for these hunts.
To qualify for a disabled hunt permit, individuals must possess at least one of the following (PDFs open in separate window):
Applicants will be charged a $10 nonrefundable administrative fee that covers all disabled permit hunts applied for in one transaction.
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