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USACE TO HOST DISABLED HUNTERS AT ALLATOONA LAKE FOR ARCHERY DEER HUNT

US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS MOBILE DISTRICT
Published Oct. 24, 2019

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at Allatoona Lake is scheduled to host an archery-only deer hunt on McKinney Campground Dec. 5 - 6, 2019, for disabled hunters, beginning at 5:00 a.m.

“We are excited to provide this opportunity to our disabled hunters,” said Chris Purvis, lead park ranger for Allatoona Lake Project.

Disabled hunters must be mobility impaired (confined to a wheelchair) or Purple Heart recipients to be eligible for participation. This event is free, but hunters must make a reservation to enter a drawing – at no charge – for a chance to hunt because there are only 15 available hunting spaces per day.

Each hunter must possess a valid Georgia Big Game License. A non-hunting assistant may accompany a disabled hunter. If hunters are 15 years old, or younger, they are not required to have a hunting license but must have an adult hunting assistant 21 years or older with a valid Georgia Big Game License. In addition, all hunters must bring their own hunting equipment. Hunting blinds will be provided throughout McKinney Campground and available for disabled hunters by reservation only.

All reservations will be taken by phone, or in person, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until Nov. 15, 2019. Please contact or visit:

Allatoona Lake Operations Project Management Office

1138 GA State Route 20 Spur, SE

Cartersville, GA 30121

Phone: 678-721-6700

Webpage: https://go.usa.gov/xpceu.

A random list software will be used to randomly generate 15 of the submitted names for each hunting day. Hunters selected will be notified by phone on Nov. 15, 2019.

“Our goal is to give everyone a fair chance at being selected because we can only accommodate a limited amount of participants,” said Purvis.

For more information, contact the Allatoona Lake Project at 678-721-6700.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Allatoona Lake Project is situated on the Etowah River just 30 miles from Atlanta. The serene and peaceful surroundings of Allatoona Lake offer a break from the rush of city living.  In fact, Allatoona Lake is one of the most frequently visited Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation with nearly 7 million visitors each year. It has 270 miles of shoreline and offers 589 campsites and 188 picnic sites. Learn more about Allatoona Lake @ https://go.usa.gov/xpceu. Also, go to www.sam.usace.army.mil and click recreation to find the nearest Mobile District-managed USACE lake project or http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/ to locate any USACE lake project in the U.S.

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Release no. 19-044