Special Hunts for Persons with Disabilities

Each year, Mark Twain Lake hosts a pair of special hunts which are open only to those with disabilities.

For the past 26 years, the Mark Twain Lake Management Office, local organizations and volunteers have joined forces to conduct the Mark Twain Lake Turkey Hunt for Persons with Disabilities in the spring and the Mark Twain Lake Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities in November.

The hunts take place in the Indian Creek Recreation Area, which is closed to all other hunting throughout the year. Hunters are transported to covered blinds using all-terrain vehicles.

In its first year in 1988, the deer hunt hosted two hunters and a handful of volunteers. Since then, it has grown to accommodate nearly 40 hunters and more than 100 volunteers annually.

A base camp is set up in the Indian Creek Group Camp Area.

Click the links below to view photos from previous hunts.

Misc. Past Hunts

2015 Deer Hunt