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ASHDOWN, Ark. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications from youth hunters who would like to participate in a special modern gun deer hunt Nov. 5 and 6 at Dierks Lake.
Four permits will be issued to hunters ages 6-15. Applicants must submit a completed application form by Oct.15. Application forms may be picked up at the USACE Dierks Lake Project Office at 246 Jefferson Ridge Road, Dierks, Arkansas or by calling 870-286-2346.
A random drawing and hunter notification will occur on Oct. 19.
Participants must have guardian consent and be accompanied during the hunt by an unarmed adult over 21 years old, who has completed hunter’s education and has a valid Arkansas hunting license. Youth hunters will be limited to modern gun only.
Hunters must provide their own firearms and youth must be skilled enough to safely operate the firearms.
Access and hunting blinds will be provided 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 the area.
Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 22-097