US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Volunteers Needed for Arkabutla Lake’s 25th Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

Published Oct. 13, 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…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking volunteers for its annual physically challenged deer hunt at Arkabutla Lake. This year’s hunt will be the 25th anniversary for this special hunt, to
be held December 4-5, 2015, and December 6-7, 2015, with each hunt lasting two days.

This hunt requires volunteers to assist individuals who are quadriplegic, paraplegic or ambulatory with the use of leg braces or crutches.

For more information regarding the hunt, please contact Ernie Lentz at (662) 301-4561.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports the American with Disabilities Act. Our huge recreational program affords opportunities for those individuals who might not otherwise experience such sporting events in the great outdoors. Vicksburg District’s recreational facilities host approximately 10 hunts per year for more than 100 hunters.

Although the primary mission of Arkabutla Lake is flood damage risk reduction, approximately 855,000 individuals visit Arkabutla Lake annually to enjoy the camping, playgrounds, swimming areas, several types of trails, fishing, boat ramps and marinas. The lake traffic brings $14,000,000 annually to the local economy and supports almost 250 jobs. Arkabutla Lake is one of the four lakes in Mississippi 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

Contact
Shirley J. Smith
601-631-5223
shirley.j.smith@usace.army.mil
or
Ernie Lentz
662-301-4561
Ernest.E.Lentz@usace.army.mil

Release no. 15-061