Vicksburg District’s Grenada Lake to host veterans hunt

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District
Published Sept. 11, 2020

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will host its annual deer hunt for veterans at Grenada Lake Nov. 13-15. 

Twelve veterans will be chosen to participate in the hunt, which will occur in two areas below Grenada Dam. 

Registration for the hunt opens Sept. 21, and those wishing to participate must call the Grenada Lake Visitor Center at (662) 226-5911 and register by phone. Hunters must be able to provide a DD-214 form stating they have served or are currently serving in a branch of the U.S. military as well as a valid driver’s license. The registration deadline is Oct. 2. 

Hunters chosen to participate must abide by all USACE and Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) rules and regulations. Those selected to participate in the hunt will be notified by phone or email. Participants will be given the option to use slug guns or any primitive weapon in accordance with MDWFP regulations.

The goal of the hunt is to provide balance to the deer herd and prevent habitat degradation in over-populated areas. 

For more information, contact the Grenada Lake Visitor Center at (662)-226-5911.

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 seven 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.

Anne Elizabeth Buys

Release no. 20-074