It was a day of live music, kids games, and lots of food in downtown Escanaba Saturday afternoon, all to help disabled Upper Peninsula residents be able to enjoy the outdoors.
The Wheelin’ Sportsman Program under the National Wild Turkey Federation travels around the U.P., taking people with disabilities out into the woods or to the lake with their specially-adapted equipment.
Ken Buchholtz is chairman of the Wheelin’ Sportsman program. He was showing off one of the groups’ new trailers that serves as a handicapped-accessible deer blind at Saturday’s event.
He says they now have seven different trailers that serve as accessible hunting units and deer blinds, which is two more than last year.
The group will be heading out to Camp Dodge in Watson in mid-October to take folks out hunting.
Call Buchholtz at (906) 553-2268 to get involved in that.