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Posted 9/14/2016

Release no. 16-033

Greg Raimondo

Vicksburg, Miss… Arkabutla Lake will host its special management archery deer hunt October 7-10, 2016, and October 21-24, 2016.  The hunt will consist of two-day hunts with four hunts each day: October 7-8; October 9-10; October 21-22; and October 23-24.

 Applications are available at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office.  The deadline for receiving applications is 3:00 p.m. September 21, 2016.  Applicants must be legal residents of the State of Mississippi, at least 16 years old, and possess a valid hunting license.

 A public drawing will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office.

 If you have any questions about the hunt or need an application, please contact Sawyer Hunt at (662) 301-4562. 

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 $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 at