Tricounty News

Turkey Hunt planned for disabled

April 15-20, 2014

April 21-25, 2014

A turkey hunt for people with disabilities will take place at Stearns County’s Rockville Park & Nature Preserve. The park will be closed to the general public during both of the five-day hunts.

Hunters will be able to use shotguns, bows or crossbows. Hunting will be limited to portable ground blinds.

Four hunters will be selected and supervised by Midwest Outdoors Unlimited for each of the hunts. The mission of the group is to provide outdoor recreational activities for Disabled American Veterans, disabled individuals, and disabled youth in Minnesota. Each disabled hunter will be accompanied by at least one able-bodied person while in the park.

People interested in participating can get an application from Midwest Outdoors Unlimited, c/o Ron Welle, 28791 325th Ave. Melrose, MN 56352 or
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March 25, 2014.

The 284-acre Rockville County
Park is west of Rockville’s Eagle Park and Stearns County Road 139 on Sauk River Road. It includes more than a mile of Sauk River shoreline and natural features such as granite outcroppings and hardwood forests. Completed developments in the park include a bridge, trails, bathrooms, equestrian area and observation deck.

The largest portion of the park, 194 acres, was donated by longtime environmental advocates John and Linda Peck. The county purchased the remaining land in 2007.