Corps’ mobility impaired hunting applications due Sept. 1

Corps’ mobility impaired hunting applications due Sept. 1

Program provides disabled outdoorsmen access to special hunts

bruce.w.caldwell@usace.a LITTLE ROCK – The Army Corps of Engineers will accept applications through Sept. 1 for the 2017 special deer hunts that provide accessibility for disabled military and mobility impaired hunters.

Applicants can apply for up to three different hunting locations throughout Arkansas. Eligible applicants with paralysis, amputation of a limb, or have at least a 50 percent disability rating are eligible to apply and are not required to be retired military. Active duty military in a Wounded Warrior Program are also eligible to apply for these hunts.

Applicants must submit a completed application form and a doctor’s letter verifying their disability to be eligible. A drawing will be held in September to select hunters.

Please request applications and refer specific questions to each lake’s point of contact listed below or to the district’s program coordinator Bruce Caldwell at 324 W. 7th Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653, by e-mail at Bruce.w.caldwell@usace.a, or by calling 501340-1425.

NOTE: Medical requirements for the Cooks Lake deer hunt or the DeGray Lake duck hunt are different from other hunts listed and require a different application. If you wish to apply for these two hunts, please contact the hunt coordinators listed above.

From Bruce Caldwell