Missouri Disabled Sportsmen is an IRS 501(c)(3), all-volunteer group of sportsmen and outdoor advocates who have come together with a few simple goals.
The first of these goals is to make the outdoors more accessible to individuals who may not be able, due to physical mobility limitations either through direct or indirect assistance.
The second goal is introducing and promoting the outdoors to the youth, especially those who may not have any other means to experience it. Recruiting the youth of today into the outdoors is imperative for not only our mission, but also the future of hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation as a whole.
The third goal is to provide hunting opportunities for terminally ill youth that qualify for an exemption under the Missouri Department of Conservation's code.
Finally, it's about the camaraderie, lifelong bonds, and the memories which are created through these events. People helping people is a huge part of the experiences we provide, but it is not limited to the volunteers helping the hunters, as the hunters regularly reciprocate the help to the guides and other participants.
BYLAWS OF Missouri Disabled Sportsmen
ARTICLE I - NAME, PURPOSE
Section 1.1. Name. The name of the corporation shall be Missouri Disabled Sportsmen
Section 1.2. Purposes. The corporation has been formed for the following purposes:
(i) To provide support for Missouri disabled and youth hunters, assistance with hunting and shooting opportunities through the use of land and guides to assist them.
(ii) To foster and promote opportunities for disabled hunters to experience the hunting tradition and heritage, and to recognize the individual’s perseverance in hunting activities.
(iii) To design, carry out and support programs to assist the disabled in enjoying sport hunting and to utilize the resources of the hunting community and the various aspects of hunting to aid those less fortunate by providing humanitarian services.
(iv) To undertake activities permitted by law to publicly-supported organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States of America, and to receive or make contributions which are deductible for federal income, estate and gift tax purposes.
(v) Exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Goals & Objectives
"Providing Outdoor Opportunities to Mobility Impaired and Youth Sportsmen Since 2008"