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Posted 9/18/2014

Release no. 14-075

Shirley J. Smith

VICKSBURG, Miss…The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Grenada Lake Field Office is organizing a special draw hunt for honorably discharged veterans who are Mississippi residents.

Registration for the hunt began September 15, 2014, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Grenada Lake Visitor Center, Monday through Saturday, and continues through October 13, 2014. The drawing is scheduled for October 14, 2014.

The hunt will be divided into two sessions: session one is scheduled for November 7-9, 2014 and session two is scheduled for November 14-16, 2014. Sixteen hunters and five alternates will be drawn for each session. In the event a hunter cannot participate an alternate will be assigned based on the number drawn. Hunters drawn to participate will be notified by phone or e-mail.

The 1,235-acre special hunt area will have nine access points with no more than two hunters per access point.

The areas will be available on a “first-come, first choice” basis for the randomly drawn participants. After the selection, hunters will be required to stay in the area they have chosen to avoid infringing upon another hunter.

For complete special hunt details or additional information please contact Grenada Lake Field Office at (662) 227-0207.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the world's largest public engineering organization and has a firm commitment to preserving and enhancing our natural environment. The Corps 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.