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Posted 11/24/2014

Release no. 14-092

Shirley J. Smith

VICKSBURG, MISS… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Arkabutla Lake personnel and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host a youth waterfowl hunt on January 24th and 25th 2015,
in a management area near Arkabutla Lake Dam. The hunt will provide an opportunity for experienced waterfowl hunters to teach younger hunters proper techniques and ethics of the sport.

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 submitted by January 16, 2015, no later than 3:00 p.m.

Only youth aged 10 to 15 years are eligible for the hunt and must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older. All participants must meet state and federal waterfowl hunting regulations, as all state and federal waterfowl regulations will be enforced.

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 completed at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office or mailed to the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road, Coldwater, Mississippi 38618. 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.

For additional information or questions, please contact Rob Hoff at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office (662)

The Corps is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. 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 at