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2018 Disabled Veterans Elk Hunt Application

DISABLED VETERANS ELK HUNT APPLICATION

(MUST BE SUBMITTED NOT LATER THAN April 30, 2018)

 

The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will coordinate an all-expenses-paid deer or elk hunt for two disabled Idaho veterans in 2018. The purpose of the hunt is to offer disabled veterans an opportunity to participate in a big-game hunt when they might otherwise be prevented from doing so by the seriousness of their disability. To be eligible for this hunt you must be a resident of Idaho and have a disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags are provided at no charge to the successful applicant by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game under a special program. The selected veteran may choose antlered or antlerless deer or elk in compliance with established seasons. Specific tag information will be provided to the selected veteran.

The hunt will occur on a private ranch in Unit 45, north of Mountain Home, Idaho. Hunt dates will need to be coordinated well in advance, based on established seasons. In most cases, hunts occur in October or early November.

Hunters will be expected to provide their own transportation to Mountain Home or Boise. Rustic cabin/bunkhouse accommodations, meals and on-site transportation and assistance will be provided at the ranch at no cost to the veteran. If the veteran has or requires a medical caregiver, these items will also be provided at no charge for the caregiver. The cabin/bunkhouse is not barrier-free, so hotel accommodations in Mountain Home will be provided if necessary. Hunters will need to make arrangements for their prescription and medical supplies, if any. Hunters will be responsible for their own meat processing and mounting in the event their hunt is successful.

Please fill out the application found below and either mail it to Idaho Division of Veterans Services, Attn: Disabled Veterans Deer or Elk Hunt, 351 Collins Road, Boise, Idaho 83702; fax it to 208-780-1301 or email it to kevin.wallior@veterans.idaho.gov. All personal information submitted will be confidential and used only by the selection committee.

A committee consisting of past hunt participants, a representative from the Idaho Veterans Affairs Commission, veteran service organization representatives and personnel from the Idaho Division of Veterans Services will make the final selections. The selected veterans will be notified by IDVS and will be contacted by the ranch to coordinate hunt dates and other specifics.

The 2018 Disabled Veterans Elk Hunt application must be submitted no later than Monday, April 30, 2018 to be considered by the selection committee. Your application must be complete and copies of your DD-214 and VA Disability Rating Letter must be included to be considered.

Please contact Kevin Wallior, 208-780-1300 or kevin.wallior@veterans.idaho.gov if you have any questions.

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