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Posted 6/12/2015

Release no. 15-039


Contact
Shirley J. Smith
601-631-5223
shirley.j.smith@usace.army.mil

VICKSBURG, Miss…A special management archery deer hunt will be held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake October 9-12, and October 23-26, 2015, with each hunt lasting two days.

Applicants must be legal residents of Mississippi, and be at least 16 years of age. Applications for this hunt will be available July 22, 2015, at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office. The deadline for receiving applications is August 26, 2015, 3:00 p.m. A public drawing will be held September 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m., at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office.

For more information regarding the hunt and application process, please contact Danny Graham at (662) 301-4576.

Although the primary mission of Arkabutla Lake is flood damage risk reduction, approximately 855,000 individuals visit Arkabutla Lake annually to enjoy the camping, playgrounds, swimming areas, several types of trails, fishing, boat ramps and marinas. The lake traffic brings approximately $14,000,000 annually to the local economy and supports almost 250 jobs. Arkabutla Lake is one of the four lakes in Mississippi maintained and operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. Information on Corps lakes and recreational areas can be found on the Vicksburg District Operations Division’s website at http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/lakes/. 
 
 
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