ABRAMS - A recreational area near Abrams is starting to take shape.
It's specially designed for hunters with disabilities.
The Wisconsin Waterfowl Association owns the 152-acre site.
Plans are in the works to expand services to include many types of hunting.
Volunteers put the finishing touches on one of three duck blinds Tuesday at the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association's Long-Term Project near Abrams.
"Flip this up and you got ADA accessibility through here," said Don Kirby, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association executive director.
Don Kirby says the group has worked on the site for two years. He says they're starting see results.
"Each of these blinds can hold a couple of people that are confined to a wheelchair for example or motorized scooter," said Kirby.
At J&H Game Farm near Navarino, Keith Pamperin is practicing his shot. Pamperin used his scooter while hunting the Abrams site.
"It's designed for people with disabilities in all sorts of capacities, to use the facility. The disabled blinds, the ponds, the natural wildlife, it's just going to be great," said Keith Pamperin, Challenge the Outdoors, Inc.
And it's more than just waterfowl hunting. Plans are in the works to build a disabled-accessible deer blind as well.
"That will be usable by deer and turkey hunters as well in this area," said Kirby.
"It's something that's unique, that you can get to the blinds, you can utilize the blinds, and you can leave the blinds, all by yourself," said Eric Urben, Wisconsin Waterfowl Association Green Bay chairperson.
"You've got that opportunity to participate in the sport with a very real perspective with a very unusual amount of access, and that ability to literally roll from the parking lot into the blind is something you just can't find all over," said Kirby.
A new parking lot was recently completed on the south end of the property. Those who use the park say that access will be a welcome addition.
"I think everybody has their own challenges and I think getting people to accept their challenges and make the best of it, and get out there and enjoy the outdoors," said Pamperin.
The association says it has more plans for the land.
That includes a permanent shelter that will serve as an education and training center.
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