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Posted 12/21/2017

Release no. 17-057

Catherine Jennison

VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisiana Field Office is hosting its 13th annual Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Columbia Lock and Dam.  Eight disabled hunters will be selected to hunt on the approximately 400 acres of Corps land in the Columbia Lock and Dam area that is normally closed to the public for hunting.  

This annual event provides a unique opportunity for a group of mobility impaired participants to engage in hunting and encourages support for the wildlife management practices enforced in the area.  The hunters will have the opportunity to use primitive firearms and will be escorted to box stands which have been designed to be wheelchair accessible. 

Participants will be accompanied by their family and volunteers who will assist in the deer hunt. Local citizens and businesses have donated both their time and food to the event, including the Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office who will be supplying lunch. 

All applications must be received at the Columbia Lock and Dam by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2018 to be eligible.  For an application or more information on the hunt, visit Columbia Lock and Dam, or please contact Mitch Strode (318-381-0482), or David May (318-331-4027)  

As stewards of public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is dedicated to providing a safe, quality recreational experience for all visitors. The Louisiana Field Office of the Corps encompasses over 200 miles along the Ouachita River from Camden, Arkansas, to Jonesville, Louisiana.