Corps Schedule Outdoor Activities As Fall Approaches
Physically challenged individuals of all ages are invited to Chickasaw Hill Recreation Area for a day of fishing, food and fellowship on Sept. 11. Park Rangers and Volunteers will be on hand to greet and load fishing participants onto pontoon boats.
Boats will be furnished and operated by volunteers who take the participants out on the lake for a morning of fishing. Afterwards they will return for a fish fry with all the trimmings prepared and served by volunteers at the Chickasaw Hill Recreation Area. After lunch, a drawing will be held for door prizes furnished by local businesses and volunteers.
Hunting And Fishing Day
The annual Hunting and Fishing Day is schedule for Sept. 25 at Riverview Recreation Area. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 2:30 p.m. The day will be filled with hunting, fishing, and outdoor exhibits
There will also be musical entertainment along with demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, children’s events, a fishing rodeo, an archery tournament, concession stands, and prize give-aways. The first 100 visitors to the Corps of Engineers exhibit area will receive free seed samples for wildlife food plots.
The Springdale Wildlife Management Area Deer Hunt is scheduled for Oct. 22 through Nov. 18.
Applications for this hunt may be obtained from the Enid Lake Field Office or from public service announcements published after Sept. 6 in area newspapers.
All applications must be returned to the Enid Lake Field Office and received no later than 9 a.m., Oct. 18. This year’s hunt will be divided into four sessions with each session restricted to a maximum of 40 hunters. A public drawing will be held at the Enid Lake Field Office at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 to determine eligibility to hunt in the first three sessions. Participants may harvest one doe deer. The successful hunters from the first three sessions will be eligible to enter the fourth session. If more than 40 hunters are successful in harvesting a doe during the first sessions, there will be a random drawing for the 40 spots in the fourth session.
Hunters in that session will be allowed to harvest one legal buck as defined by Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks as having either a minimum inside spread of 10 inches or a minimum main beam length of 13 inches.
The first session is for young hunters, 10-15 years of age, and will consist of three days, (Oct. 22-24). An adult at least 21 years of age must accompany the young hunters.
The second seven-day session is Oct. 25 – 31 and will be for adult hunters, age 16 and up. The third seven-day session is Nov. 1 – 7 and will also be for hunters age 16 and up. The fourth session will begin Nov. 12 and continue through Nov. 18.
In addition to state laws, participants will also be required to comply with special regulations for the Springdale Wildlife Management area.
For more information or if you are interested in volunteering or participating in these events please contact a Park Ranger at the Enid Lake Field Office by calling 662-563-4571 or visit www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Lakes/ms/enid/