VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will host its annual archery hunt at Grenada Lake for the 2020-2021 deer hunting season.
Registration opens Sept. 8, and hunters must call the Grenada Lake Visitor Center at (662) 226-5911 to obtain a permit. Hunters will have the option to use crossbows, compound bows or traditional archery equipment. There will be two designated archery areas for hunters to choose from, including:
Area 1: The Quail Management Area located at the north end of the Grenada Dam. This area will be open for archery-only hunting from Jan. 4 to Jan. 31, 2021.
Area 2: The USACE property located on the south side of Old Highway 8 between 333 Restaurant and Wolf Creek Hollow. This area will be open from Oct. 1 to Jan. 31, 2021.
Hunters will receive a packet of all rules and regulations, as well as detailed maps of each designated area.
The goal of the hunt is to reduce the doe population in order to minimize habitat degradation and gather data pertaining to the deer herd.
For questions about the event, contact the Grenada Lake Visitor Center.
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 district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.