Georgia DNR is making it easier for persons with disabilities to hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reaffirming its dedication to offering individuals with mobility impairments access to hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreational activities.

The Outdoors Beyond Barriers adaptive program by the department is committed to equipping all Georgians with the necessary tools and resources to access the outdoors.

“We at Georgia DNR are committed to educating, inspiring, and empowering individuals with mobility impairments through our initiative, Outdoors Beyond Barriers. As we celebrate National Disability Awareness Month in March, we aim to raise awareness about our department’s ongoing efforts to eliminate barriers that hinder outdoor access for those with limited mobility,” stated Commissioner Walter Rabon.

DNR has announced its plans to expand the program by organizing hunting and fishing events in all six regions of the state on public lands and fishing areas. Additionally, they aim to collaborate with private landowners in Georgia to offer more opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

The department also stated that it will keep providing free Action Trackchairs for individuals with mobility impairments through its partnership with the Aimee Copeland Foundation’s All Terrain Georgia initiative.

Georgia currently has over 2.2 million individuals with disabilities, with approximately 14% of them being mobility-related, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The state has made significant investments, exceeding $2.2 million, to enhance accessibility in its infrastructure and outdoor facilities.

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