Disabled Veterans Hunt at Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge

The Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its first disabled veteran’s hunt this year by partnering with a non-profit organization known as The Freedom Hunters whose mission is to provide high quality outdoor experiences to America’s disabled veterans. Freedom Hunters is a Military Outreach program dedicated to honoring those who protect our Freedoms.

Our mission is to salute the noble work of our courageous men and women of our Armed Forces. Freedom Hunters reflects the outdoor community’s appreciation to our troops by taking: select active duty and combat veterans, families of fallen heroes, children of the deployed, as well as those wounded or injured, on outdoor adventures. Freedom hunter’s mission is empowered by the generous support of many: sportsmen, conservation groups, state agencies, outfitters, corporations, and land owners.

For more information about the Freedom Hunters organization you can visit their website at www.FreedomHunters.org.

This hunting opportunity will allow six veterans an exclusive opportunity to hunt the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge for white-tailed deer during a two day muzzleloader hunt from November 14th to November 15th. During this time the refuge will be closed to the public from Saturday November 14th to Monday November 16th at sunrise. The closure of the refuge is to ensure public safety and also to increase the chances of a successful harvest by the participants.

Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges is a long standing tradition. It provides a cost effective tool for wildlife management and also one of the services biggest supported public uses. Please contact Neil Anthes hunting coordinator with questions about the hunting opportunities on the refuge at Neil_Anthes@fws.gov or (401)-364-9124 ext.43. To learn more about how to obtain a permit to hunt on Rhode Islands’ National Wildlife Refuges please visit www.rhodeislandpermits.com

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov