Mobility Impaired and Wounded Warriors Deer Hunt Registration Begins

Staff Report

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Hunt applications are now available for this year’s Mobility Impaired and Wounded Warriors Deer Hunt, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, S.C.

The annual event consists of a one-day hunt for deer, hogs and coyotes using stands and is conducted by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) personnel in cooperation with the United States Department of Energy, the USDA Forest Service–Savannah River and the Wheelin’ Sportsman Wild Turkey Federation.

Due to a limited number of stand locations, all interested applicants may not be accommodated.

Participating hunters will be selected through a lottery process. For more information visit the SRS
Deer Hunt Control Activities website:

Applications are due by Tuesday, Sept. 3.

“We’re pleased to have offered this opportunity to thousands of hunters over the years,” said SRNS Deer Hunt Manager Joe Solesby.

“It’s especially rewarding for our military veterans, wounded warriors and mobility-impaired hunters.  We’re honored to offer a way to say ‘thank you for your service’ in a way that is highly meaningful to our veterans and, at the same time, offer a hunt for those who love the sport, yet cannot participate without physical assistance.”

According to Solesby, safety and security are always a top priority at SRS. Auditors are placed throughout the hunting area to ensure the safety of the participants and support staff.

Since 1965, SRS has provided optimal deer hunt opportunities for thousands of sportsmen. The site has
over 150,000 acres of land on which the annual deer hunts are conducted. Harvesting deer has proven
to be the safest and most effective manner to control the SRS deer population and lower the incidence
of animal-vehicle collisions on the site.