VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake Field Office is hosting waterfowl hunts Dec.14-15, 2019; Jan. 11-12, 2020; and Jan. 18-19, 2020.
To be eligible for participation, youth hunters must be between the ages of 10 and 15 and be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age. Participants are encouraged to possess a general knowledge of state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations and will be held responsible for meeting said regulations.
Applications for the hunts will be available at the Grenada Lake Field Office Dec. 2-6, 2019. All applications must be submitted in person at the office during this timeframe. Any missing or false information will result in a rejection of the application.
Tentative locations for the hunts include the Benwood, Haserway and Grenada Waterfowl Refuge areas. For more information, please contact the field office at 662-226-5911.
The purpose of the hunt is to encourage experienced waterfowl hunters to teach younger generations the proper techniques and ethics of the sport.
Grenada Lake is one of four Mississippi flood control reservoirs in the USACE Vicksburg District’s area of responsibility. Grenada, Enid, Arkabutla and Sardis lakes were authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1936, which provided a plan designed to address flooding that originated in the Yazoo Basin. The four reservoirs are used to hold runoff, or excess rainwater, as a flood-prevention measure. With approximately 3.2 million visitors each year, the north Mississippi lakes also contribute approximately $82 million into the local economy.
USACE is the world’s largest public engineering organization and has a firm commitment to preserving and enhancing our natural environment. USACE is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Release no. 19-036