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USACE Vicksburg District announces youth waterfowl hunts at Arkabutla Lake

USACE Vicksburg District
Published Oct. 21, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Arkabutla Lake will host youth waterfowl hunts on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 2023.

The hunts will be held in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. A total of 12 hunters, six per hunt, will be randomly selected from all applications received. Applications must be submitted and received by 3 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2023.  

These hunts will be open to youth 10 to 15 years of age.  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 waterfowl hunting regulations. 

The accompanying adult is encouraged to possess a general knowledge of state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations.  The accompanying adult and youth are also encouraged to bring all necessary materials associated with waterfowl hunting, i.e. chest-waders, duck calls, and shotgun with ammunition.  

Applications may be obtained either at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office, or printed from the Arkabutla Lake website at https://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Arkabutla-Lake/ and returned to, or mailed to the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at:  3905 Arkabutla Dam Rd.  Coldwater, MS  38618. Applicants may also email their applications to Ranger Rob Hoff. Please use the contact number listed to obtain email information and address as needed.

* Selected applicants will be notified of their appropriate time and hunting date *

* Any missing or false information will result in a rejection of the application. *

* All state and federal waterfowl regulations will be enforced. *

The youth waterfowl hunt provides opportunities for experienced waterfowl hunters to teach younger generations of hunters in the proper techniques and ethics of the sport. 

For questions about the hunt, application or for additional information, contact Ranger Rob Hoff at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at 662-562-6261.

The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.

Anna Owens

Release no. 22-090