USACE Vicksburg District Announces Grenada Lake Hunting Areas for the 2021 - 2022 Hunting Seasons
Vicksburg, Miss - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announces that two areas will open for archery hunting at Grenada Lake for the 2021-2022 hunting season. Archers will have two designated archery areas to choose from and will also have the option to use crossbows, compound bows, as well as traditional archery equipment. Registration begins September 7 at the Grenada Lake Visitor Center and all hunters must register prior to hunting.
The designated hunting zones are as follows:
Area 1: The Quail Management Area: Located at the north end of the Grenada Dam. This area will be closed October 1 to January 2, 2022 for other designated special hunts and will open for archery only hunting on January 3. The area will then remain open through the end of deer season.
Area 2: The Corps property located on the south side of Old Highway 8 between 333 Restaurant & Wolf Creek hollow. The area will be open from October 1 to January 31, 2022.
Hunters that register for the Special Archery Hunt will receive a packet containing all the rules and regulations as well as detailed maps of each designated area.
For more information on this special hunt, contact the Grenada Lake Visitor Center at 662-226-5911.
The obective of this hunt is to reduce the doe population in order to minimize habitat degradation and to gather data pertaining to the deer herd.
Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada lakes, the four Mississippi flood control reservoirs in the Vicksburg District’s area of responsibility, were authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1936, which provided a plan designed to address flooding that originated in the Yazoo Basin. The four reservoirs are used to hold runoff, or excess rainwater, as a flood-prevention measure. With approximately 3.2 million visitors each year, the north Mississippi lakes also contribute approximately $82 million into the local economy.
The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.
FISH STRUCTURE PLACEMENT REGULATION
All persons placing structure(s) in Sardis, Arkabutla, Grenada, and Enid lakes must abide by the terms outlined in the following regulations according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) Title 36.
The placement of untreated, wooden structures in the lake basin for the purpose of fish habitat is authorized. Artificial wooden "grabbling structures" are also authorized. Natural structures may not be altered and used to "hand fish" from. Other structures made of plastic, PVC, metal, and other non-biodegradable materials are NOT allowed. Any person(s) installing a structure not in compliance with this regulation may be subject to a citation under Title 36.
The placement of trees are allowed along with an appropriately sized anchoring device which may be made of concrete, brick, or stone. Any anchor(s) other than these approved materials will be in violation and subject to fines and penalties.
Structures may not be placed within 300 feet of any designated swimming area or beach. These structures should not be placed in any areas where they may become boating hazards such as directly below or adjacent to any boat ramp.
Life Jackets are Mandatory at MS Lakes
The following life jacket rules are being enforced at all four of the Vicksburg District-North Mississippi lakes at Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada.
All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times:
- while swimming outside of designated swimming areas.
- while skiing or being pulled by a vessel, regardless of vessel length.
- on powered vessels 16 to 26 feet in length whenever under power by the main propulsion unit.
- on powered vessels less than 16 feet in length or on non-powered vessels regardless of length.
For more information, contact the Grenada Lake Field Office at 662.226.5911 or the MS Project Management Office at 662.578.3873 or 662.712.1201.
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES AT ARKABUTLA, SARDIS, ENID, AND GRENADA LAKES. CLICK HERE!
The Vicksburg District has a new APP!
The app is a great source for learning about the services offered by the District. Here are some of the items contained in the app:
• Water level observations for the District and forecasts from the National Weather Service
• Info on how to sell your goods and services to the Corps of Engineers
• Social media, news and photos from the District’s Public Affairs Office
• Info from the District’s Emergency Management Office for times of crisis
• Permitting info and notices from our Regulatory Office
• Tons of info on all of the recreation areas in the District
• Free map downloads of maps of major rivers including the Mississippi
• Ways to find our offices in the District and contact us here at HQ