Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) will partner with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) to host the 2014 youth waterfowl hunt. The outdoor event will be held 25 and 26 January and provides an opportunity for experienced hunters to teach the younger generations of hunters the proper techniques and ethics of the waterfowl sport. The hunt will only be open to youth 10 to 15 years of age with all participants required to be accompanied by an adult. Each hunter will be responsible for meeting all age appropriate state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations.
Applications for the event can be obtained at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office located at 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road, Coldwater, Mississippi 38618. Applications may be completed at the lake office or mailed, but must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on 10 January 2014. Any missing or false information on the application will result in rejection of the application. Selected applicants will be notified of their appropriate time and hunting date.
A total of 12 hunters will be selected at random. The accompanying adult is encouraged to possess a general knowledge of state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations. Each adult and youth participant are encouraged to bring a firearm and all necessary materials and clothing associated with waterfowl hunting.
Any questions you may have about the application or the hunt may be directed to Rob Hoff or Kevin Kramer at 662-562-6261.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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. The primary mission of the Mississippi lakes is to provide flood risk reduction. With approximately 4.9 million visitors each year, these lakes also contribute approximately $99.5 million into the local economy. For more information visit our website, www.mvk.usace.army.mil or the Vicksburg District’s Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/VicksburgUSACE
Release no. 13-125