Wheelchair Gun Mount Grant?

Discussion in 'Disabled Hunters & Shooters Forum' started by Nelson, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Nelson

    Nelson New Member

    Jan 20, 2009
    North Carolina
    Does anyone have any info on whether or not there are any gun mount grants available? I'm a c5-c6 quadraplegic injured 16 years (31) and would love to hunt again but cant afford the mounts Ive found on the internet. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.
  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    The best source of this kind of information would likely be the manufacturer of the mount you're looking to get. If there are any grants for this kind of thing, then I'm sure they've dealt with those already, so they should be able to point you in the right direction.

    Welcome to TFF, Nelson. Stick around and join in the madness. :)
  3. bizy

    bizy New Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Marlow, Ok
    Send me a link so I can look into it.
  4. WildBill69

    WildBill69 New Member

    Jun 2, 2009
    This is from the BADF, they should be able to help.

    BADF Disabled Services uses its combined resources to locate and organize opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Hunts are organized on private lands and with commercial outfitters. We also offer substantial support at state and local levels through established BADF chapters. These chapters raise funds and work together to meet the needs of handicapped sportsmen in their communities. Grants of equipment and hunting scholarships are also available to qualified persons withdisabilities. Our average grant/scholarship applicant is unable to participate in gainful employment and receives less than $10,000 a year in income and benefits. This is hardly enough money to live on, much less cover the extensive medical expenses most incur. We make dream hunts reality for many disabled hunters every year.
    Our year-round program creates environments where people with disabilities can offer peer support to one another. The camaraderie facilitates hope and fosters confidence, self-esteem and independence among our participants. It gives them a chance to participate again in something that once was a very important part of their lives. There are no membership fees or clubs to join.
    BADF Disabled Services participants include individuals ages 8 to 80, with a variety of permanent physical disability impairments including:
    Spinal Cord Injury
    Complications from Cancer
    Neuromuscular Diseases
    Other Disabling Diseases
    Buckmasters American Deer Foundationís (BADF) Disabled Services was established in 1993 after realizing the need for hunting opportunities among people with disabilities. An estimated 1.7 million people with severe physical handicaps enjoy hunting and shooting sports in the U.S. Some of the things that can be taken for granted by the able bodied sportsman are life-changing events for this segment of the population: learning to shoot again, being deep in the wilderness, or just witnessing animals in the wild. BADF Disabled Services knows the importance of outdoor recreation and how it can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life for people with disabilities. We have developed a wide range of programs and resources for helping challenged citizens in the U.S. and Canada with their outdoor adventures
    Disabled Hunts
    People with severe physical disabilities throughout the U.S. may participate in disabled hunts for various species. Some hunts are conducted on private lands with no cost to the hunter. Other hunts are arranged with experienced outfitters who specialize in taking disabled clients, sometimes at discounted prices. Many BADF chapters offer support to disabled hunters in their communities by arranging hunts or sending individuals on special hunts in other parts of the country. Hunters are accepted through an application process. All events are conducted with safety being a foremost consideration. You can sign up to receive updates on hunt by following the link from the main menu.
    Chapter Support
    Buckmasters One Shot chapters across the country coordinate their resources and efforts with BADF Disabled Services to establish disabled hunter projects in their communities. Numerous hunts and opportunities are made possible by these dedicated volunteers. Additional chapters are still needed in almost every state in the U.S. Contact us if you would like to start a chapter in your area.
    Life Hunts
    Life Hunts grants hunting trips to critically ill and extremely disabled children and young adults up to age 21. Life Hunts was developed in 1998 after mainstream foundations stopped granting hunting wishes or requests that involved firearms or archery equipment. The Life Hunt program gives children with questionable futures a glimmer of hope, and something to look forward to through their medical trials. These hunts are also offered to severely disabled children who have diseases known to shorten their life span. Please follow the Life Hunt link for more info.
    Crossbows for the Disabled
    With the help of Horton Manufacturing and other companies, numerous hunting crossbows are distributed each year. To be eligible to receive a crossbow, a person must be permanently disabled to a degree of having to use a crossbow; and a financial need must be demonstrated. As crossbows come available, we let our followers know through our email network.
    Adaptive Equipment Grants
    Individuals who suffer from severe impairments can apply for a grant for adaptive equipment through their local Buckmasters One Shot chapter and national funds provided by Streamlight and other sponsors. Grants include the purchase of mechanical gun rests that allow quadriplegics to shoot a firearm or crossbow. As grants come available, we let our followers know through our email network.
    Streamlight Challenged Sportsman Award
    The Streamlight Challenged Sportsman of the Year Award will be issued to an individual who has defeated many obstacles to be able to enjoy God's great outdoors after illness or disability, then given back in an effort to help others. Challenged sportsmen can be nominated for this award by friends or family members. The recipient will receive a special hunting trip and other prizes from BADF, Buckmasters and Streamlight.
    Other Events and Programs
    BADF Disabled Services' interest in activities extends beyond the hunting sports into; skeet shooting, sporting clay shoots, and competitive archery tournaments. Some of these activities can be inclusive, giving the disabled and able bodied a chance to participate equally in a competitive environment. When these events are established, we let our followers know through our email network.
    Dissemination of Information
    BADF Disabled Services has four primary channels for providing crucial information:
    1. Our disabled hunters Website, http://www.badf.org/DisabledHunters.html, provides a host of information on our programs, opportunities, and other important resources.
    2. By subscribing to our e-mail service, a disabled individual with Internet access can receive frequent updates and notices on hunts and events.
    3. BADF Disabled Services has a page in each issue of Buckmasters magazine dedicated to hunters with disabilities.
    Solutions to Adaptive Shooting Video Project
    Disabled Services' Solutions to Adaptive Shooting video introduces many severely disabled individuals from across North America who showcase and explain the adaptive devices they have designed and built. We highlight some very creative and simple solutions to what seem like monumental obstacles of shooting with a disability. Copies of the video are provided at no charge to disabled individuals from this link http://www.badf.org/Features/010801Video.html.
    Contributions to BADF Disabled Services are welcome, and are tax deductible.
    For Information Contact
    BADF Disabled Services
    10540 Daystar Drive
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    Phone (205) 366-8415
    email dsullivan@buckmasters.com
  5. Txquadhunter

    Txquadhunter Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    Nevada, TX
  6. Zjay

    Zjay New Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    I think that it is just a little granted information for the wheelchair gun mount grant. If they are looking for a good manufacturer I think that they need to have a good decision for the showing the next resources of the wheelchair. It could have a good price and a good quality.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  7. WheelinHunter4570

    WheelinHunter4570 New Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Speaking of gun mount grants does anybody remember the old Blackberry gun mounts? I was awarded one by Buckmaster's back in 2001. I traded it to Brian at Be Adaptive after I couldn't get it working properly and got one of his LM 100 mount.
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