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Posted 6/20/2014

Release no. 14-053

Shirley J. Smith

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Arkabutla Lake will host its special management archery deer hunt in October. Dates for the four two-day hunts are October 3-4, 5-6, 17-18, and 19-20, 2014. Applicants must be legal residents of the State of Mississippi and must be at least 16 years old.

Applications will be available Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office. The deadline for receiving applications is August 27, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. A public drawing will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m., at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office.

For further information on the hunts or if you need an application please contact Brandi Harms at (662)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the world's largest public engineering organization and has a firm commitment to preserving and enhancing our natural environment. The Corps is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The primary mission of the Mississippi lakes is to provide flood risk reduction. With approximately 4.9 million visitors each year, these lakes also contribute approximately $99.5 million into the local economy. For more information visit our website. - XXX -