friday, october 9 - sunday, october 11, 2015

Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) has sponsored an annual gun deer hunt since 2008 in the 750-acre
Petenwell Wildlife Area located adjacent to the Wisconsin River, near Necedah, Wisconsin.
We encourage all hunters with a Class-A disability permit to apply. The application form can be found on the
WRPCO website,, click on “Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters” or contact
Darrin Johnson at (715) 345-7509 or [email protected]
Please apply by June 1, 2015. We limit the number of hunters to no more than 10 per year and will notify
successful applicants by June 30, 2015.
The Petenwell Wildlife Area is a wildlife refuge owned
by WRPCO and is closed to all hunting during our
annual gun deer hunt for disabled hunters. Special
hunting stands have been developed by experienced
hunters who share the same passion for deer hunting.
All the stands are in great locations, and are totally
accessible and functional for hunters, regardless of
their mobility challenges. We provide transportation to
and from the stands.
We require all hunters to have a partner while they
hunt. Hunters can bring their own partner or one of
our volunteers will sit with you. Our experienced
volunteers look forward to the opportunity and will
also take care of all field dressing, dragging, tracking,
etc. We utilize a cell phone communications system
between the base camp and the stands so that hunters
and their partners can call for any assistance needed at
any time. The goal of our volunteers is to provide a
quality and successful hunt for all our hunters!
Contact: Darrin Johnson, (715) 345-7509 or
[email protected]
WRPCO provides the meals and services mentioned
below free of charge! The weekend hunting activities
begin early on Friday afternoon with introductions and a
safety presentation. Following an afternoon/evening
hunt on Friday, WRPCO sponsors a dinner for the hunt
participants and guests. The Saturday hunt begins with
early morning coffee, juice, and a light breakfast, then
heading out to the deer stands before sun up. Late
morning on Saturday we bring the hunters in and serve
them a deer camp breakfast. Then take the hunters
back out to the deer stands early afternoon for the
Saturday afternoon/evening hunt. After gathering up
the hunters at the end of hunting, we break for the day.
On Sunday morning we follow the same early morning
schedule as on Saturday. Breakfast is once again
provided after the Sunday morning hunt and the hunt
concludes about noon.
Hunters are responsible for:
 lodging,
 remaining meals,
 personal equipment,
 license and deer
 transportation to base
camp located at the
WRPCO office and shop
at the Petenwell Dam
near Necedah,
Please join us! We will do everything possible to
ensure you have an enjoyable and productive hunt!