Corps of Engineers to host deer hunt

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Applications are being accepted for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 13th annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisiana Field Office is hosting its 13th annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt Jan. 20 at the Columbia Lock and Dam. Eight disabled hunters are to be selected to hunt on the approximately 400 acres in the Columbia Lock and Dam area, 580 Lock Office Rd.

This annual hunt provides a unique opportunity to a very special group of participants and bolsters support for the wildlife management practices set in place for the area.  The Hunters will use primitive firearms and will be escorted to box stands designed to be wheelchair accessible.  These hunters will be accompanied by volunteers/family to assist them during the deer hunt.

Applications for the hunt may be picked up at the Columbia Lock and Dam. For further information on this hunt, contact Mitch Strode (318-381-0482), Mitchel.L.Strode@usace.army.mil or David May (318-331-4027) David.W.May@usace.army.mil

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.

The thousands of areas that the Vicksburg District manages offers an array of recreational opportunities to include fishing, boating, camping, hiking, bicycling, swimming, and photography. As stewards of public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is dedicated to providing a safe, quality recreational experience for all visitors. The Louisiana Field Office of the Corps encompasses over 200 miles along the Ouachita River from Camden, Arkansas, to Jonesville, Louisiana, holding 24 parks and boat ramps.