VICKSBURG, MISS… Arkabutla Lake will host its 19th annual special management archery deer hunt October 19-22 and 26-29. There will be four hunts, each lasting two days; October 19-20; October 21-22; October 26-27; and October 28-29. The hunt will be held in the natural area below the Arkabutla Dam, an area that is usually closed to hunting.
Applications are available at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office. The deadline for receiving applications is 3 p.m., August 29. Applicants must possess a valid Mississippi hunting license and be at least 16 years of age.
The drawing will take place September 5, at the Arkabutla Field Office and applicants will be notified via email or phone call.
Applicants will be able to scout the hunting area from September 6-30.
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 http://www.corpslakes.us
Release no. 18-043