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Recreation: Sports: Fishing


National

Fishing Has No Boundaries, Inc. is an educational, non-profit, volunteer organization whose purpose is to open the great outdoors to all disabled persons through the world of fishing. Their website provides information on the history of the organization, events, members, volunteer opportunities, and more. It introduces educational devices to aid the disabled angler and creates an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie, via people helping people, annual fishing events. Any disabled person is eligible to participate in an event, most events have a maximum number of participants that they can accept due to limited space. Membership is not required to attend an event. Events are held in many states. For a schedule of events, send e-mail to info@fhnbinc.org or call (800) 243-3462. For the founding chapter in Hayward, Wisconsin, call (715) 634-3185.


State Listings


Wisconsin

Adaptive Sportsmen Inc., located in Greenfield, Wisconsin has a mission to "provide recreational opportunities for physically challenged people. They host numerous hunting, fishing, boating, and other recreational events throughout the year. They list accessible fishing piers and hunting blinds throughout the state. For more information, write to them at 8727 Coldspring Road, Greenfield, WI 53228 or e-mail aneu@adaptivesportsman.org.

New sign Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Accessible Fishing page offers information on a number of areas around Wisconsin which offer excellent shore-fishing opportunities for people with disabilities. There are piers and platforms on Wisconsin's beautiful lakes and rivers. The website page offers information on boat and shore fishing access throughout the state and includes a brochure of 50 accessible fishing sites within 60 minutes of Milwaukee. For more information, e-mail wiparks@dnr.state.wi.us.


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