Veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have highlighted the need for special hunts and outdoor events for disabled participants.
The Wichita Eagle reports Kansas hosts about 20 hunts, and even more fishing events, for disabled participants across Kansas each year.
Laws and regulations also have changed to make it easier for disabled Kansans to enjoy hunting.
Youth and disabled hunters can participate in special early seasons for deer and turkey. Several state parks and wildlife areas have hunting blinds designed for people with disabilities.
Last month the volunteers with Marion Muzzleloader Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities hosted eight disabled hunters.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism; and the Marion Lake Association.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com