The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a host of improvements that would enhance public access to state game lands by persons with mobility challenges.
Central to the proposal is the proposed creation of the Disabled Person Access Permit, which would allow mobility-challenged game-lands users to use ATVs, golf carts and other mobility devices on designated routes on game lands.
This permit would be free, and separate from the existing permit that allows disabled persons to hunt from motorized vehicles and ATVs. A wider variety of applicants might qualify for the new permit.
Manual or electric wheelchair users on game lands would not need a Disabled Person Access Permit.
The proposal will be brought back to the January meeting for a final vote.
Courtesy of PA Game Commission