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Posted 1/23/2015

Release no. 15-005

Shirley J. Smith

VICKSBURG, Miss…A youth waterfowl hunt will be held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake on Saturday, January 31, 2015.

All persons under the age of 16 are eligible for the hunt and must be accompanied by an adult, 21 years of age or older. All participants will be responsible for meeting age appropriate state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations. The hunters are encouraged to bring all necessary materials associated with waterfowl hunting such as decoys, chest-waders, duck calls, steel shot, and shotgun.

The hunt will be held at two of Grenada Lake’s Wildlife Refuge Areas: Benwood Wildlife Management Area located on Highway 330 between Coffeeville and Bruce, and the Haserway Wetland Management Area located below the dam. Both areas will be open for one day only and will be on a first come-first served basis. All hunters will be required to sign in and out at both areas. The sign-in board for the Haserway Wetland Management Area will be located at Dam Area Central beyond the entrance gates. The sign-in board for the Benwood Wildlife Management Area will be off county road 245, south of Highway 330, near the upper Skuna River Crossing.

ATVs will be allowed for the hunt. Hunters using ATVs must obey Grenada Lake’s helmet policy and must hunt in accordance to state and federal laws.

Please contact Kevin Coleman at (662) 227-0207 for more information on this hunt.

Although the primary mission of Grenada Lake is flood damage risk reduction, almost 200 million individuals visit Grenada Lake annually to enjoy the campgrounds, playgrounds, fishing areas and swimming beaches. The lake traffic brings approximately $50,000,000 annually to the local economy and supports 750 jobs. Information on Corps lakes and recreational areas can be found on the Vicksburg District Operations Division’s website.