The MBA wants to help disabled folks get back out into the field. We’ve compiled a list of organizations on this page to help.
More links will be included as they become available. If you know of an organization that should be added, please e-mail us.
For assistance right here locally, feel free to contact the following MBA members who may be able to offer suggestions and more information:
PTMAE (Permit To Modify Archery Equipment)
Also known as the MAP (Modified Archery Permit), the MBA sponsored and led the way on this permit that allows a person with a permanent disability to use modified archery tackle that supports the bow, and draws, holds and releases the string to accommodate the individual disability (arrows, however, are not exempt, and still need to meet current requirements for the archery season as defined in the annual regulations). Crossbows may not be used during the archery season. Download form here …
The MBA has compiled an information packet on various adaptive equipment available. In addition, we have examples of bows adapted with draw-loc devices which can be tailored to each individual’s needs. Download our packet here: Bowhunting With Disabilities In Montana ver.1-1-14
New York Bowhunters Association
The New York Bowhunters Association’s Physically Challenged Committee was formed to assist those Physically Challenged hunters who thought they would never again be able to bowhunt, to in fact enjoy our sport once again. The NYB Physically Challenged Committee has led the nation in developing innovative accessories and techniques which allows Physically Challenged hunters to legally bowhunt with modified archery equipment. The Physically Challenged Committee has helped numerous hunters from across New York State and the country to get back out into the outdoors to enjoy bowhunting once again. This list of hunters includes paraplegics, quadriplegics, amputees, the blind and the deaf to name just a few. Many other hunters with various illnesses and diseases have also been helped by the committee. www.newyorkbowhunters.com
Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America
Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded to assist physically disabled persons with actively participating in bowhunting and archery sports. A major emphasis is placed on reaching people with disabilities who have never been exposed to the greatest recreational therapy in the world – bowhunting and archery. www.pcba-inc.org
United Foundation For Disabled Archers
If you are a physically challenged hunter looking for unique bowhunting adventures, the United Foundation For Disabled Archers (UFFDA) has the opportunity you have been searching for. Each year, seasoned bowhunting volunteers sponsor free bowhunts for UFFDA’s disabled members and we would consider it a privilege to entertain you on one of these hunts each year.www.uffdaclub.com