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Deer hunts at Arkabutla Lake available for physically challenged

Deer (Image courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Arkabutla Lake will hold its annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt this December.

This is the 31st year for the annual draw hunt. Applications have traditionally been limited to persons that are quadriplegic, paraplegic, or ambulatory with the use of leg braces or crutches. However, this year permanently disabled veterans will also be allowed to apply.

There will be two hunts, each lasting three days. The first hunt will be December 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The second hunt will be held December 10th, 11th, and 12th.

The deadline to submit applications is November 5th at 3 p.m. Applicants will be notified the second week of November if they have been selected for either hunt.

For any questions about the hunt or to get an application, contact Natural Resources Specialist Rob Hoff at 662-301-4565 or email him at

For more information about Arkabutla Lake, call 662-562-6261 or 662-292-1992.

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