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Posted 6/18/2015

Release no. 15-041

Shirley J. Smith

VICKSBURG, Miss…The annual physically challenged deer hunt at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Arkabutla Lake will be held December 4-5, 2015, and December 6-7, 2015, with each hunt lasting two days.

Applicants must be quadriplegic, paraplegic or ambulatory with the use of leg braces or crutches. Applications are available now at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office. The deadline for receiving applications is August 28, 2015, 3:00 p.m. A public drawing will be held on September 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at pavilion #734 in the South Abutment Day Use Area.

For more information regarding the application process and the hunt, please contact Ernie Lentz at (662)

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