MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications from youth hunters who would like to participate in a special muzzleloader deer hunt Dec. 8 and 9 in the Ozark Isle Park/Dry Run area on Bull Shoals Lake. Eight permits will be issued to hunter education graduates 15 years old and under.
Applicants must submit a completed application form, including their hunter education identification number, by Nov. 9. A random drawing will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Corps’ Project Office in Mountain Home, Ark. to select the eight hunters.
This hunt provides access and hunting blinds to help youth enjoy a safe and successful outdoor recreational experience. This opportunity helps create an interest in conservation, the outdoors, and to develop a good hunting ethic, while improving the deer herd in this area.
An unarmed adult, over 21 years old, must accompany youth hunters during the hunt. Youth hunters will be limited to muzzleloaders only.
Application forms may be picked up beginning Oct. 16 at the Corps of Engineers office at 324 West 7th Street in Mountain Home, Ark., or by contacting Natural Resource Specialist Ty Fowler at 870-425-2700 ext. 1433.
Release no. 18-166