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Posted 10/18/2016

Release no. 16-036


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

VICKSBURG, Miss…The second annual Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt has been scheduled for October 26-30, 2016 at Enid Lake of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District.

The hunt will provide ten veterans the opportunity to harvest deer on approximately 700 acres of Corps land. These areas have been closed to all other hunting, resulting in a high deer density and a greater chance of harvest for the participants. These participants were selected by Wounded Warriors of Jackson.

Warriors planning to attend this event are scheduled to arrive at the Enid Lake Field Office October 26, 2016, for a welcome dinner and orientation/safety meeting.  During the meeting, hunters will be assigned their designated hunting areas and review state rules and regulations. 

Ranger personnel and volunteers will assist the hunters to and from the blind locations throughout the hunt, and with recovery and preparation of harvested game.

The First Annual Wounded Warrior Hunt held in October 2015 resulted in the harvest of 12 antlerless deer. These hunts afford the Enid Lake staff and volunteers an opportunity to give back to those who have sacrificed to secure our freedoms. 

Although the primary mission of Enid Lake is flood damage risk reduction, almost 1.5 million individuals visit Enid Lake annually to enjoy the campgrounds, fishing areas, hiking trails, playgrounds, boat ramps and swimming beaches. The lake traffic brings approximately $10,500,000 annually to the local economy and supports almost 170 jobs. 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/Missions/Recreation