US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

DeGray Lake Hosts Hunt for Persons with Disabilities

Published Jan. 22, 2015
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

VICKSBURG, Miss…A special hunting event will be held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s DeGray Lake for persons with permanent mobility impairment. The hunt, scheduled for January 24-25, 2015, will provide access, facilities and other needed resources for these individuals to enjoy a safe and quality recreational experience.

The hunt is a cooperative effort between the Corps and the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission. Appropriate measures have been taken to ensure sound wildlife conservation practices and safety rules are enforced. All hunting activities will be held within DeGray Lake’s Water Management Area.

Participants were selected by random drawing and permits will be issued upon their arrival to the hunt.

For more information concerning the application process, volunteer efforts, or donation procedures, please contact Jeffrey Lockwood at 870-246-5501, extension 6-4102.

Although the primary mission of DeGray Lake is flood damage risk reduction, approximately 9,000,000 individuals visit DeGray Lake annually to enjoy the camping, playgrounds, swimming areas, several types of trails, fishing, boat ramps and marinas. The lake traffic brings approximately $14,000,000 annually to the local economy and supports almost 300 jobs. DeGray Lake 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 website http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil  or download the VICKSBURG USACE app for your smart phone from your app store.

Contact
Shirley J. Smith
601-631-5223
shirley.j.smith@usace.army.mil

Release no. 15-004