VICKSBURG, Miss… A squirrel hunt for combat veterans has been scheduled for January 16-17, 2015, at Lake Greeson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District.
Park rangers with Lake Greeson along with personnel of the Wounded Warriors, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and Kirby Landing Motel and Marina of Kirby, Arkansas, have combined efforts to host this hunt dubbed “Squirrel-A-Palooza”.
Warriors planning to attend this event are scheduled to arrive at Kirby Landing on Friday, January 16, 2015. The Kirby Landing Motel is providing rooms for the hunters and their families free of charge. The hunt will begin on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 6:30 A.M. Local sportsmen and personnel with the Corps, Arkansas Game and Fish, and the U.S. Forest Service, will guide the hunters on a public land squirrel hunt in areas around the lake while the veterans’ families enjoy ATV trail rides.
Although the primary mission of Lake Greeson is flood damage risk reduction, approximately 4,000,000 individuals visit Lake Greeson annually to enjoy the camping, playgrounds, swimming areas, several types of trails, fishing, boat ramps and marinas. The lake traffic brings approximately $6,000,000 annually to the local economy and supports approximately 120 jobs. Lake Greeson is one of the three lakes in Arkansas maintained and operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 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. 15-002