NASA Squirrel, Wisconsin, pontoon boat, ice shanty

The n.a.s.a. pontoon boat, the S.S. Squirrel.  Our pontoon boat is available free of charge for the elderly and physically challenged to use during the Spring and Summer months, in order to fish and enjoy beautiful Lake Onalaska.  We also have an ice-fishing shanty available for the wintertime.  Visit our website to learn more about reserving the pontoon boat or ice shanty for yourself or your group!

The North American Squirrel Association

Formed in 2003, The North American Squirrel Association (n.a.s.a.) is a non-profit organization that grew out of a desire to provide physically challenged and elderly members of Western Wisconsin and surrounding communities with outdoor opportunities such as hunting, fishing, and much more! Using donated funds and equipment from generous individuals and businesses in the Coulee Region, n.a.s.a. has been able to provide such opportunities free of charge to those in need, all the while continuing to grow.

n.a.s.a. offers a pontoon boat that is freely available for the elderly and physically challenged. Along with the pontoon boat, n.a.s.a. holds several fishing and hunting events each year. n.a.s.a. has also helped support a program with Mt. La Crosse that will allow more children with special needs learn how to ski, provides specially-built bicycles for the physically challenged, and has a goal to provide every local golf course with a physically-challenged accessible golf cart! Be sure to visit our website to learn about all of the great outdoor opportunities we provide for the elderly, youth, and physically challenged in our community!

NASA Mission Statement

The North American Squirrel Association was created in order to:

  • Assist the physically challenged and elderly enjoy hunting and fishing opportunities and recreational activities.

  • Support and aid in the events sponsored by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Resources. Examples of such events are the early disabled white tail deer hunts and duck hunts.

  • Aid with individuals and other organizations with similar goals and objectives.

  • Contribute to the education of young people interested in the pursuit of outdoor activities related to hunting, fishing, and conservation.


Please contact us if you would like to join our committee or become a volunteer buddy hunter.

If you would like to offer a tax deductible donation to our association please contact our email address
or contact:

Bob Bandoli
P.O. Box 186
Holmen, WI 54636

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NASA Squirrel, Wisconsin, physically challenged youths, fishing

A group of n.a.s.a. volunteers helping physically challenged youths enjoy a great fishing experience at a local privately-owned fishing pond.  Visit our website to learn more about the various outdoor opportunities n.a.s.a. provides for the elderly and physically challenged in our community.

NASA Squirrel, Wisconsin, Kubota, physically challenged hunters

The n.a.s.a. Kubota!  This vehicle has been specially designed with a seat to accommodate the physically challenged hunter.  Visit our website to learn more about large- and small-game hunting opportunities provided by n.a.s.a.

NASA Squirrel, pheasant hunting, Wisconsin

A group of happy hunters after a successful pheasant hunt!