VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake Field Office announced today that its annual veterans hunt will be held at Grenada Lake, Mississippi, Nov. 15-17, 2019.
Registration for the hunt will be Sept. 9-20 at the Grenada Lake Visitor Center.
Twelve hunters will be chosen to participate in the event. Participants must bring a DD-214 form stating he or she has served or is currently serving in a branch of the U.S. military and a valid driver’s license.
Hunters may use slug guns and any primitive weapon in accordance with Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) state regulations. Hunters chosen to participate must hunt in a designated area and abide by all USACE and MDWFP rules and regulations.
Those selected to participate in the hunt will be notified by phone or email.
The purpose of the hunt is to provide an annual event aimed at giving back to veterans who have sacrificed while wearing the uniform. The hunt also helps to manage the overall deer herd and prevents habitat degradation in overpopulated areas.
For more information regarding the hunt, contact the Grenada Lake Visitor Center at (662) 226-5911.
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.
Release no. 19-025