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Volunteers utilize ATVs to construct fish shelters during the 2011 Habitat Day held at Enid Lake. After a hard morning’s work, the group enjoyed a delicious lunch and door prizes. Over 500 fish shelters were constructed during the 2011 Enid Lake Habitat Day. – Photo Provided

Apply For Hunt At Springdale

    Enid Lake is now accepting applications for a Special Turkey Hunt at the Springdale Wildlife Manage-ment Area.  Applications for the hunt may be obtained from the Enid Lake Field Office or from public service announcements published in area newspapers.  

    All applications must be returned to the Enid Lake Field Office and received no later than 9 a.m., Feb. 28.  This year’s hunt will be divided into three sessions with each session restricted to a maximum of 30 hunters.      

    A public drawing will be held at the Enid Lake Field Office at 10 a.m. on February 28 to determine who will be eligible to hunt in the three sessions.  

    The bag limit is one adult gobbler or one gobbler with a six inch or longer beard per day, 3 per hunting session.  (State law limit is 3 per season.)  

    The first session will be for young hunters, 10-15 years of age, and will run 7 days, March 5-12.  An adult at least 21 years of age must accompany these young hunters.  

    The second session will run 7 days, March 13-19, and will be for adult hunters, age 16 and up.  

    The third session will also run 7 days, March 20 – March 26 and will also be for hunters age 16 and up.  

    The Resource Manager of Enid Lake, Billy J. Samuels, or his designated representative will issue all permits.  In addition to state laws, participants will also be required to comply with special  regulations for the Springdale Wildlife Management area.  For more information contact Mike Robinson, Ranger for the Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake.  (Phone 662-563-4571)

(The Application Form is in the Feb. 17 edition of the Herald)

 

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Volunteers Construct More Than 500 Fish Shelters During Habitat Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake sends out a huge thank you to all the volunteers that participated in the 2011 Enid Lake Habitat Day. The event was a huge success with 120 volunteers and 36 Corps employees and Ferguson & Williams contract employees participating.

    Fifteen hundred trees were used to construct approximately 500 shelters, and 2,500 wooden stakes, were strategically placed and anchored in many locations throughout the following areas: Plum Point, Midway, Chickasaw Hill, Long Branch and Dean Hill Wildlife Management Area at “Wildcat Brake.”

    These man-made structures will provide future shelter for many bait fish, which are needed to sustain a healthy population of larger game fish.  Thanks to the hard work of these volunteers, this will provide many enjoyable days of fishing in the future.

    The Enid Lake Habitat Day began with a hearty breakfast followed by instructions and a safety review. After instructions were given, everyone headed out to assigned work areas for a morning of placing cedar trees and wooden stakes on the barren mudflats.

    Upon completion of work everyone returned to the Corps of Engineers Maintenance Shop to enjoy a wonderful lunch and door prizes.

    The Enid Lake staff would like to thank all sponsors and volunteers who participated in the 2011 Habitat Day. Without the generous donations from sponsors and the hard work of volunteers Enid Lake Habitat Day would have not been possible.

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