VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Grenada Lake will hold its annual youth waterfowl hunt in January.
Registration begins Dec. 17 and ends Dec. 22. Hunters may register by emailing Natural Resources Specialist Elizabeth Garlington at email@example.com. The email must include the youth hunter’s name and age and the accompanying adult’s name, age, phone number and address.
Dates for the hunt will be determined based on weather and rainfall amounts and announced by the district in advance.
To be eligible for participation, hunters must be between the ages of 10 to 15 and accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years old with a valid Mississippi hunting license. Participants will be responsible for meeting all age-appropriate state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations.
The hunt will take place at the Benwood, Haserway and Grenada waterfowl management areas, and hunters and their locations will be selected through a random drawing process.
The purpose of the hunt is to encourage young people to become involved in outdoor recreation and habitat preservation.
For more information or questions about hunting opportunities at Grenada Lake, contact the Grenada Lake Field Office at 662-226-5911.
Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada lakes, the four Mississippi flood control reservoirs in the Vicksburg District’s area of responsibility, 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.
The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The USACE 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 USACE Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.