VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Arkabutla Lake will host two squirrel hunts on Jan. 19-20, 2019, for youth aged 10-15 in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam.
The drawing for this hunt will be held Dec. 21. A total of 12 hunters, six per hunt, will be selected from applications received prior to the date of the drawing. Applications must be received by 3 p.m. Dec. 20.
All youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older. All participants will be responsible for meeting age-appropriate state and federal small game hunting regulations. The accompanying adult is encouraged to possess a general knowledge of state and federal small game hunting regulations. The accompanying adult and youth are also encouraged to bring all necessary materials associated with squirrel hunting, i.e. calls, shotguns and adequate ammunition.
Selected applicants will be notified of their hunting date and time. Any missing or false information will result in a rejection of the application. All state and federal small game regulations will be enforced.
This hunt will provide an opportunity for experienced small game hunters to educate younger generations of hunters on proper techniques and ethics of the sport.
Applications may be mailed or completed at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office located at 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road, Coldwater, Mississippi, 38618. For additional information, contact Ranger Cody Scruggs at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at (662)-562-6261.
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’s traffic brings $14,000,000 annually to the local economy and supports almost 250 jobs. Arkabutla Lake is one of 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 website. http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil