US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

2013 Ozark Isle Youth Hunt

Published Jan. 14, 2014
The 10 hunters spotted 60 deer with seven of them taking a shot. Two deer were harvested during the hunt.

The 10 hunters spotted 60 deer with seven of them taking a shot. Two deer were harvested during the hunt.

Natural Resources Specialist, Ty Fowler, setting up blinds for the Ozark Isle Youth Deer Hunt.

Natural Resources Specialist, Ty Fowler, setting up blinds for the Ozark Isle Youth Deer Hunt.

Natural Resources Specialist, Ty Fowler, setting up blinds for the Ozark Isle Youth Deer Hunt.

Natural Resources Specialist, Ty Fowler, setting up blinds for the Ozark Isle Youth Deer Hunt.

Supervisory Biologist, Bruce Caldwell, gives young hunters and their escorts directions to their hunting blind.

Supervisory Biologist, Bruce Caldwell, gives young hunters and their escorts directions to their hunting blind.

Group Photo of the young hunters and their escorts at the 2014 Ozark Isle Youth Deer Hunt.

Group Photo of the young hunters and their escorts at the 2014 Ozark Isle Youth Deer Hunt.

Park rangers from the Mountain Home Project Office braved 20 mph winds and 30 degree temperatures on Jan. 4 to ensure 10 youth hunters from around the state could participate in the 2013 Ozark Isle Youth Hunt.

Park Rangers set up 10 sites with nylon hunting blinds, assisted hunters and guides to and from the blinds, tracked and recovered deer, transported, and checked the harvested deer for the youth hunters.

Cold temperature and strong winds made the conditions a bit raw, but the deer moved well for the young hunters. The 10 hunters spotted 60 deer with seven of them taking a shot. Two deer were harvested during the hunt.

The 2013 Ozark Isle Youth hunt was originally scheduled for Dec. 14-15, 2013, but because of winter weather and poor road conditions the hunt was postponed to Jan. 4 and 5. Unfortunately another wave of winter precipitation and frigid temperatures occurred on Jan. 5, shortening the hunt by a day.