October 28, 2016

Media Advisory -- Archery Hunts

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center is providing three different opportunities in November for people with disabilities to participate in archery deer hunts.

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the hunts, which take place at Touch of Nature, located about eight miles south of Carbondale on Giant City Road. The hunt schedule, along with other details including opportune times for members of the media to visit to get good photographs, interviews and video, includes:

The annual archery hunts for people with disabilities offer hunters of varying abilities the opportunity to hunt deer with whatever assistance is needed and enjoy spending time with other hunters. All participants must have current hunting permits and licenses and adhere to federal and state guidelines.

When possible, contact Vicki Lang-Mendenhall at 618/453-1121 or vickil@siu.edu in advance when planning a visit to one of the deer camps.