GRENADA, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake will host its third annual youth deer hunt Dec. 21-22 and Dec. 28-29.
Registration begins Nov. 18 and ends Nov. 22. Hunters may register in person at the Grenada Lake Field Office. For more information, please contact the field office at 662-226-5911.
To be eligible for participation, youth hunters must be between the ages of eight and 15 and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Youth hunters may harvest a maximum of one buck and two does during the hunt.
Hunters and their locations will be selected through a random drawing process. All hunters will be provided with a packet outlining the hunt’s rules and regulations as well as a detailed map of their hunting area. Each hunting area will contain ground blinds and two-man ladder stands for hunters’ use.
The purpose of the hunt is to encourage young people to become more involved in outdoor recreation and habitat preservation. Last year, 30 young people participated in the hunt and harvested a total of eight deer.
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 levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.
Release no. 19-030