Disabled Outdoor Opportunities Program

Address: Route 2, Box 177
Golconda, IL 62938
Phone: (618) 949-3305 Email: jay.d.williams@illinois.gov Website: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/DOO/Pages/default.aspx

c/o Jay Williams

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing greater access and more programs for persons with disabilities.  We want to make it easier for disabled individual to hunt, fish and pursue other outdoor activities  In 1999, these issues were addressed by establishing a new program entitled "Disabled Outdoor Opportunities."  Objectives for this program include: establishing partnerships with organizations representing people with disabilities and working cooperatively to mainstream DNR programs and facilities to better meet the needs of the individuals they represeent, review existing DNR recreational opportunities.  Disabled hunters can participate in deer, pheasant, waterfowl and dove hunting at various sites throughout Illinois.  A number of fishing events are held each year as well.  The Department is continuing to expand its disabled program.  We are continuously working on accessible restrooms and shower houses.

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