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NoNOS67
07-06-2012, 8:32 PM
Anyone know of areas that would be easy for someone on crutches/in a wheelchair to access here in San Diego? My hunting partner injured his leg a few years back and not been able to walk on his own since. I've got my regular spots, but they all require a fair bit of walking. He's not picky about what he gets to hunt, just wants to hunt SOMETHING. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!

Window_Seat
07-08-2012, 5:01 PM
This is actually a good question because since 2003, I've been wanting to go hunting for the first time, but have been holding off due to my persisting ankle problems and surgeries (and the fact that I need more in the future).

I imagine that hunting requires hiking with lots of gear, but I could be wrong (and hope to be).

HST, I will go no matter what, and will bring a crutch/cane for those "moments".

Thinking about this, I wonder if the ADA would ever develop any "rules" regarding disabled access to hunting. :laugh:

Erik.

Erik.

Cpl_Peters
07-08-2012, 5:34 PM
San Diego hunting areas are notoriously rocky with steep terrain to get to any where that will have animals to hunt. Your friend might be SOL on this one. I would suggest the private land/canned hunts for someone with inability to move around. Any hunting on any public land will require lots of walking and hiking to get anywhere.

Cpl_Peters
07-08-2012, 5:37 PM
I imagine that hunting requires hiking with lots of gear, but I could be wrong (and hope to be).


lots of hiking = yes
lots of gear = no

crackerman
07-08-2012, 6:18 PM
Look up on the dfg website about hunting with disabilities. There are groups who go out of there way to help disabled hunters and you can legally hunt out of a vehicle with the right government paper. I have a "disability" (not really but the state calls it that which seems cheesey to me) that gets me a muzzle loader scope permit and dfg was nothing but helpful.

180ls1
07-09-2012, 9:52 AM
You disabled people should give dove hunting a try. Most of the time you just setup in an area where you know they are going to cross over and just blast away at them. Your buddy can help you get the down birds. It really does not require much walking at all. Or are you guys talking big game?

tony270
07-09-2012, 10:56 AM
I saw a guy deep out into the desert 2 years ago, he was on a big horn sheep hunt, he used one of these:
http://www.usatechguide.org/itemreview.php?itemid=1559

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=158314&stc=1&d=1341856477

If you are dissabled you could hunt from a vehicle like someone already posted, contact CDFG.

Untamed1972
07-10-2012, 10:15 AM
There are places up in Laguna that are accessible by vehicle sometimes, where someone could be dropped off and walk just a few yards off the road (gently sloping, open ground) and find a place to sit and wait for deer. I hunted some of those spots myself last season and saw deer 3 days in a row. No bucks though. :(

Depending on weather/road conditions sometimes the FS gates are closed. So it just depends.

NoNOS67
07-10-2012, 7:08 PM
I saw a guy deep out into the desert 2 years ago, he was on a big horn sheep hunt, he used one of these:
http://www.usatechguide.org/itemreview.php?itemid=1559

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=158314&stc=1&d=1341856477

If you are dissabled you could hunt from a vehicle like someone already posted, contact CDFG.

That's pretty slick! Any idea how much $$$$ they go for?

NoNOS67
07-10-2012, 7:09 PM
There are places up in Laguna that are accessible by vehicle sometimes, where someone could be dropped off and walk just a few yards off the road (gently sloping, open ground) and find a place to sit and wait for deer. I hunted some of those spots myself last season and saw deer 3 days in a row. No bucks though. :(

Depending on weather/road conditions sometimes the FS gates are closed. So it just depends.

That's exactly what I've been looking for! The areas I hunt are all a several mile hike each way.

bellts
07-10-2012, 7:25 PM
I saw a guy deep out into the desert 2 years ago, he was on a big horn sheep hunt, he used one of these:
http://www.usatechguide.org/itemreview.php?itemid=1559

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=158314&stc=1&d=1341856477

If you are dissabled you could hunt from a vehicle like someone already posted, contact CDFG.

And that didn't scare the game away?