Sardis Lake…… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) at Sardis Lake is hosting its 4th annual public dove hunt on September 7. The hunt is free of charge and open to the general public. The Corps has prepared two fields that are located in Lafayette County on County Road 182 off of Hwy. 314, which is approximately 8 miles from Oxford. They will be open for hunting the remainder of the season after the September 7 event.
All applicable state and federal laws apply. This includes season, bag limit, shooting hours, and legal weapons.
No equipment will be provided. All hunters will be expected to pack out everything they bring in which includes spent shells and trash at the end of the hunt.
ATV riders must wear helmets. Only one person allowed per ATV and guns must be unloaded and cased while underway. Children under the age of 12 are required to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
No alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
For more information, please contact Natural Resource Specialist Ramon Pierce of the Corps’ Sardis Lake Field Office at (662) 563-4531
Although the primary mission of Sardis Lake is flood damage risk reduction, over 1.4 million individuals visit the 98,000-acre recreational area annually to enjoy the camping, playgrounds, swimming areas, several types of trails, fishing, boat ramps and marinas. The lake traffic brings approximately $34.5 million to the local economy and supports approximately 500 jobs. Sardis Lake is one of the four lakes in north Mississippi maintained and operated by the Corps Vicksburg District. Information on Corps lakes and recreational areas can be found on the Vicksburg District Operations Division’s website. http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation.aspx
Release no. 13-093