A physical disability shouldn't prevent anyone from enjoying outdoor activities. Tomah n.a.s.a runs free activities for people with disabilities in the Tomah area. To get involved in an event, download and complete a Participant Waiver.
Do you like to hunt? If you're the type of person who likes to hit the woods but just can't manage it on your own anymore, we can help! Through a generous offer, we have been granted the use of hunting land for use during the nine-day deer hunt for the disabled that the DNR runs each October. During this special hunt, we pair a person in need with a non-disabled companion for safety and success. While we can't guarantee you'll bag a deer, we're positive you will experience a quality hunt.
What Do I Have to Do?
A first great step is to reach out to our Large Game Committee Chairman, Nate Boehm at 406-871-9211, and let him know you are interested. Be sure to mention any special requirements you may have.
All hunters born after January 1st, 1973, will need a Hunter Safety Certificate.
Apply for and obtain a valid Class A, B, C, or D hunting permit from the Wisconsin DNR. This process can take months and may require a signature from your health care provider, so apply early.
Handicap hunts can fill up fast. A point system is used to choose hunters when space is limited. Obtain your hunting permit and contact Nate early to get on the list. All hunters must be signed up before September 1st to be eligible for the Handicap hunt in October.
If you are interested in granting Tomah n.a.s.a permission to use your land in the Tomah area for a handicap hunt in the future, please contact our Nate Boehm our Large Game Committee Chairman at 406-871-9211. The deadline to submit an application to the Wisconsin DNR to sponsor a hunt is June 1st. We will gladly assist you in filing that application.
Large Game Committee Goal
The purpose of the Tomah n.a.s.a Large Game Committee is to provide the opportunity for hunting Wisconsin whitetail deer to disabled hunters, no matter their age or experience. If you're new to hunting or haven't been able to get out in a while, let us help you spot that deer and take that shot! Spring Turkey Hunts are also available.
n.a.s.a.'s Inclusive Park
Many generous donors assisted in allowing n.a.s.a to construct a handicap-accessible shelter with picnic tables and grills. Phase Two was installing a handicap-accessible fishing pier and pontoon boat. The final phase of the park was an All-Abilities Playground with adaptive play equipment because everyone deserves to play.
The accessible playground is designed for all children but has a unique design that allows physically disabled children to play alongside non-disabled individuals.
Do you like to fish? If you do and have been missing out, we offer opportunities for you or someone you know to get out and hook a big one! Contact Tim Millin, our Fishing Committee Chairman, at 608-343-4190 for more information. We will be holding pond fishing events in early summer and Fall as well as ice fishing events in the winter.
Through a partnership with the Tomah City Parks Department and generous sponsors, we have placed a wheelchair accessible fishing pier on Lake Tomah. You can enjoy many hours of easy-access fishing. The pier is equipped with two benches.