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Lake Managed Deer Hunt
November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stockton Lake to host annual managed deer hunt
STOCKTON, Mo., — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake and The Stockton Lions Club will host the 21st Annual Stockton Lake Managed Deer Hunt for persons with physical disabilities Nov. 3 and 4, 2018, in Hawker Point, Masters and Orleans Trail South parks.
The hunt is limited to persons with disabilities, or those permanently confined to wheelchairs, walkers, canes and/or crutches. A total of 20 individuals were selected for this managed hunt using a random drawing for those that meet the selection criteria.
To maintain a high level of safety, Hawker Point and Orleans Trail South parks will close Oct. 29 and will reopen Nov. 6. Masters Park will be closed to archery hunting and hiking on November 3rd and 4th. Individuals planning activities in these areas should consider other options around the lake.
“Each year about 20 to 25 hunters take part in this tradition,” says Derrick Phillips, Stockton Lake park ranger. “We have a great program in place for mobility-impaired hunters and traditionally allow them access to closed park areas the weekend prior to opening firearms deer season. This program would not be possible without generous contributions and volunteers from the community, Stockton Lions Club and the Missouri Department of Conservation.”
For questions concerning the Stockton Lake Managed Deer Hunt, how to volunteer in various capacities or future hunt information, contact the Stockton Lake project office at (417) 276-3113.
For more information, visit us online at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/…/District-Lak…/Stockton-Lake/.