The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will host its 18th annual mobility-impaired hunt Tuesday and Wednesday. Fifteen hunters who are permanently confined to wheelchairs for mobility were selected to hunt deer and feral hogs on the refuge for the two-day event.
In addition to hunting, participants will be treated to meals provided by local businesses and organizations. The Savannah Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Georgia Power each are providing lunch one day of the hunt, and Yancey Caterpillar will prepare a Lowcountry boil dinner for the hunters the first evening. All three groups will have volunteers on hand to assist the hunters throughout the event.
The general public should be advised that Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive and all refuge trails north of S.C. Highway 170 will be closed beginning at sunset Monday and will remain closed through Wednesday. These areas will re-open at sunrise Thursday.
The nearly 30,000-acre Savannah NWR is home to bald eagles, neo-tropical migratory songbirds, large concentrations of wading birds and wintering ducks, and American alligators. For more, please call Savannah NWR at 843/784-2468 or go to www.fws.gov/savannah.