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Posted 8/22/2017

Release no. 17-155


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Chris Alley
573-223-7777

PIEDMONT, Mo. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Clearwater Lake, is proud to announce that applications are available for our annual wounded warrior deer hunt to be held Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 as well as our annual mobility impaired deer hunt for non-ambulatory hunters on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5.  Both hunts will take place within the watchable wildlife area on the Clearwater Lake project. 

This is the 15th year that Clearwater Lake has hosted a special hunt, and we are excited about this year’s opportunities.  From a management standpoint, this hunt helps regulate an un-hunted deer herd that resides in the watchable wildlife area on the Clearwater Lake Project. 

Removing some of these deer will provide remaining animals with more food, reducing chances of over population, and maintaining an overall healthier deer herd.  New permanent blinds will be strategically located for hunters use.

Wounded warrior hunt applicants must be a veteran, wounded while serving our country.  Mobility impaired hunt applicants must be non-ambulatory individuals who have a permanent physical condition that severely impairs their mobility from either paralysis or amputation of lower extremities, which requires assistance from a wheelchair, braces, crutches or other similar aids of mobility.

There will be three permits issued per hunt, allowing one deer per hunter.  Applications for the managed hunts are now available from the Clearwater Lake Project Office as well as from our website. 

To obtain an online application simply go our website, select the correct application for the hunt you wish to apply for, print the application and complete all requested information, then fax to 573-223-4029; email to Project.Clearwater.Project.Info@usace.army.mil, or mail the completed copy to the Clearwater Project Office, RR 3, Box 3559D, Piedmont, MO 63957.

Applications for both the wounded warrior and mobility impaired hunt must be completed and received by the Clearwater Project Office by Sept. 30.

For more information about these special hunts, contact Natural Resource Specialists Chris Alley or Doug Stilts at the Clearwater Lake Project Office at 573-223-7777.

Hunt applications, general lake/agency information, as well as maps are available on our website at: http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lakes/ClearwaterLake.aspx.

For lake levels, releases and forecasted Black River conditions, links to the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center and the Corps of Engineers Water Management websites are located on the Clearwater Dam and Info Webpage at: www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/clearwater/damandlake.htm.