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USACE Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake accepting applications for youth squirrel hunt

USACE Vicksburg District
Published Nov. 17, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District at Arkabutla Lake will hold a youth squirrel hunt on Jan. 14-15 and January 21-22, 2023 in the management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. 

A total of 12 hunters, six per hunt, will be selected from all applications received prior to the date of the drawing. Applications must be received by 3 p.m. on Dec. 14.

Applications may be mailed, emailed or completed at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office, and returned to the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at:  3905 Arkabutla Dam Rd.  Coldwater, MS  38618. Applications are also available on the Arkabutla Lake website at https://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/.

The hunt will only 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 all age-appropriate state and federal small game hunting regulations. 

The accompanying adult is encouraged to possess a general knowledge of State and Federal small game hunting regulations.  The accompanying adult and youth are also encouraged to bring all necessary materials associated with squirrel hunting, i.e. calls, shotguns and adequate ammunition. This is a shotgun only event. No .22 caliber rifles will be allowed. 


* 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 small game regulations will be enforced. *

* This event is open to shotguns only. *


For questions about the application, hunt, or for additional information, contact Ranger Cody Scruggs at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office 662-562-6261 or 662-301-4576.

The hunt will provide an opportunity for experienced small game hunters to educate younger generations of hunters on proper techniques and ethics of the sport. 

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. 22-094