Annual deer hunt for veterans coming in November

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will host its annual deer hunt for veterans at Grenada Lake November 13th through November 15th.

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

Registration for the hunt opens September 21st.  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.